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Vallee de Mai is one of the world's smallest natural World Heritage Sites. This quiet secluded valley forms the heart of the Praslin National Park and is home to the famous and magnificent coco de mer palm. The Vallee de Mai palm forest is a remarkable living remnant of the prehistoric forests which existed when Seychelles' granitic islands were still part of the Gondwanaland, the huge land mass which included what is now Africa, Madagascar and India. Millions of years of isolation enabled a unique community of plants and animals to develop here and some species are found nowhere else.
Wonderful place to be, sort of like an enchanted forest!
One of the amphibia found in the Valle de Mai is this
Green Gecko.

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  • Copyright: Kris Verhoeven (verswe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 3 N: 1206] (7330)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-11-01
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: OLYMPUS E-510
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-12-30 2:01
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