Western Shores of Madagascar in the Melaky and Menabe Regions
The western coast of Madagascar is flanked by rust-colored sediments spilling from various rivermouths, particularly along the coast of the Melaky Region (upper half of the shoreline). Sediments are also present, although less concentrated, off the shores of the Menabe Region, bordering the Melaky Region to the south.
Moving eastward from the west coast, the central highlands can be seen in the middle of the country. From there, a steep escarpment leads down into a ribbon of rain forest with a narrow coastal forest further east. These forested areas are mostly covered by clouds here.