We left Russian Bay and headed just around the headland to a tiny island called Antsoha, were they acclimatize four species of lemurs to populate the Lemur Land tourist attraction in Hellvile. We didn't go to Lemur Land, so I wanted to stop to see some lemurs and get a few photos, especially of the white Sifaka lemurs who 'dance' across the trees and ground. Their leaps are quite fun to watch.
This is the landing at Nosy Antsoha, a very pretty little beach area.
These lemurs came to the beach as soon as we landed.
Yep, Karen has some banana and they leaped onto my shoulder immediately. The guide in the background had tried to chase the lemurs away from the beach so I couldn't take photos until I paid the entrance fee of 5000 Ariary. Jason had to go back to the boat to get money to pay,
and then he was ok with our interactions with the lemurs. He called them saying "Maki, maki, maki".
A view of YOLO from the outlook on the top of Nosy Antsoha. It was very shallow water between the island and the shore you see, so we had to turn back and go out and around when we left.
Jason held out on the lemurs and pulled this banana out as we left, pretending to be a lemur eating it. Silly man.