Wildlife wonders of Mauritius
Mauritius, a volcanic island situated in the heart of the Indian Ocean, has an interesting variety of wonderful endemic wildlife. Stephanie Manuel, a Mauritian photographer, shares her fascination for tropical nature and helps to bring more awareness about local wildlife through her vibrant photos.
Mauritius, a remote island, offers an ideal ecosystem for species to freely adapt and diversify. Endemic species such the pink pigeon and the charismatic ornate day gecko survive despite the fact that their natural habitat is threatened by the introduction of non-native species as well as the pressure exerted by human populations.
The example of the Mauritius fruit bat which recolonises a neighbouring island can once again play its role of seed disperser. This brings a message of hope about how nature is a master in evolution thus teaching us the importance of protecting endemic species.
About the photographer
Stephanie Manuel is a photographer from Mauritius. Inspired by her background as a brand specialist in Wellness, she aims at capturing the essence of nature. From the iconic endemic geckos to the colourful insects, this little island provides daily inspirations for her photography.
As a member of WILDLive!'s team, she works at sharing wildlife knowledge to the young generation through a social media web series. From Mauritius, France and Africa, her photos are powerful communication tools which enable her to connect with others by evoking a feeling of wonder and support nature conservation.
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View more of Stephanie Manuel's photos via her website.
To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below.
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