Comoros Islands

Comoros Islands  The Comoros Islands are an archipelago of four islands and several islets located in the western Indian Ocean - August 2006 Turtle Beach  the Comoros are situated about ten to twelve degrees south of the Equator and less than 200 miles off the East African coast - August 2006 Hungry Maki  Officially known as the Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte, Mayotte is an overseas collectivity of France consisting of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two - August 2006 Mamoudzou  Mayotte attracts people interested in flora, fauna, the natural environment, geology, geography, ethnography and history - August 2006
Mamoudzou  Mamoudzou central market - August 2006 Mamoudzou  Early morning market at Mamoudzou - August 2006 Baobab tree  Typical for Africa, the baobab tree which can be extremely huge. Compare the width with the people in this picture - Mayotte - Comoros Islands - August 2006 Comoros Islands  A local Comore village - Comoros Islands - August 2006
Comoros Islands  Facial decoration is very important to ladies and has no other meaning then make up - Mayotte - Comoros Islands - August 2006 Turtle Beach  Normally Comori people are very shy and refuses to let their picture taken. Not this young lady - Mayotte - Comoros Islands - August 2006 Streetside Market  Comori ladies are always dressed up very colourful - Mayotte - Comoros Islands - August 2006 Streetside Market  Locals selling fruits along the roadside - Mayotte - Comoros Islands - August 2006
Volcano  Karthala is a large shield volcano with a summit caldera on La Grande Island of the Comores in the eastern Indian Ocean. It erupts every few years and often produces voluminous lava flows and sometimes has a lava lake in the crater of the caldera - Comoros Islands - August 2006 Schoolkids  Schoolkids of Mayotte - August 2006 Mamoudzo - Mayotte  The streets of Mamoudzou - Mayotte - Comoros - August 2006 Maki  A Maki is smaller then a Lemur found in Madagascar (see Madagascar section) but looks similar - Mayotte - Comoros Islands - August 2006