The African island of Madagascar is home to more than 300 species of frogs, over half the world’s chameleon species, and extraordinary levels of herpetofaunal endemism—91% of its reptiles and 99% percent of its amphibians occur nowhere else in the world. I first traveled to the island with mantella frogs on my mind but once I arrived I found it was more than just the amphibians that I appreciated. Eventually the village of Andasibe became my home and here, with the community-run conservation organization Mitsinjo, over a period of six years I helped develop the country’s first conservation breeding facility for threatened amphibian species. Below are some photos, both from work and leisure.