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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