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Explore Ankarana


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Located near the northern tip of Madagascar, Ankarana ("an-KAR-ana") is a place like no other on Earth. It is a spectacularly eroded limestone massif shot through with caves, forest-filled canyons, and underground rivers. Certain plants and animals found here, including a species of blind shrimp, live nowhere else in Madagascar, much less the world. There are also lemurs, chameleons, and the world's only known cave-living crocodiles. To investigate this otherworldly landscape, one of the finest natural treasures on an island rich with them, click on the slide show at left or the series of 360-degree panoramas below.—Peter Tyson


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Third Canyon QTVR

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Sunken Forest QTVR

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