April 7, 2011

Eroded Landscape, Madagascar

Photograph by Pascal Maitre, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Pockets of eroded earth create leaf shapes in the landscape in Madagascar. Erosion is one of the long-term consequences of forests plundered for the illicit rosewood trade.

See more pictures from the September 2010 feature story "The Pierced Heart of Madagascar."


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