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Greg Courter

Greg grew up in the Mad River Valley in central Vermont where it’s nearly impossible to step outside without developing a profound appreciation for the outdoors. After graduating from the University of Vermont he plunged into the corporate world in Boston, and seven years later he was shedding the suit and tie for the fresh air and outdoorsy lifestyle of Colorado.

Greg started at Natural Habitat in 1996 and over the years has been lucky enough to visit all seven continents including some memorable times canoeing down the Zambezi River in Africa, hiking through villages in the mountains of Vietnam, visiting Shackleton’s grave on South Georgia Island, trekking to the mountain gorillas in Uganda for his honeymoon, and of course watching the Yankees fall unceremoniously to the Red Sox from a remote New Zealand bar in 2004.

When he’s home in Boulder he spends time with his wife Kath and their little boy Gus, and he still manages to get out on the bike trails and golf course from time to time.

Here we are in the little village of Andasibe.You can see the Asian influence on the landscape outside of Antananarivo through its network of irrigation ditches and rice farming.A crowned lemur happily posing for a shot.Madagascar is home to both the smallest and largest chameleons in the world. Pictured here is the Parson’s chameleon.The country has some crazy looking creatures like this Giraffe-necked weevil.One of the world’s largest lemurs, this is the endangered, and gymnastic, Diademed Sifaka.Thick, tropical, primary forest surrounds our accommodation in the eastern, mountainous part of the country just outside Andasibe/Perinet and Mantadia National Parks.Bamboo Lemur.The dense, tropical lowland rainforest of the Masoala Peninsula in the northeast is one of the most biodiverse places on earth.White-fronted brown lemur.The Malagasy people have more than 20 ethnic groups and emigrated originally from both Indonesia and the African continent some 2,000 years ago. It is not uncommon to share the roads in the south with ox carts loaded with supplies for nearby markets.Colorful rickshaws are a convenient way to get around the crowded streets.95% of the plant species are endemic to the otherworldly ecosystem known as the Spiny Desert.Looking west from the Spiny Desert you gaze over the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean.The road to Isalo offers some remarkable views of deep canyons, grasslands and sandstone formations.

Greg & Rick's Madagascar Adventure!

With a couple friends for the “tourist shot” in City Palace, Jaipur, India.Hiking and camping in the Blue Mountains of Australia.In the mountains of BC with Dan, former sales guru at Nat Hab.With my mom, Lois in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.In Spitsbergen (Svalbard), north of Norway with Rick (left) and Matt (right) from Nat Hab.Checking out the Mayan ruins of Copan, Honduras with Nat Hab buddies Mark (left) and Matt (right).After kayaking across a portion of Lake Titicaca in Peru the waves picked up in the afternoon, so my brother Jeff (left) and I hitched a ride with this semi-inebriated guy and his family sailing back to their house after a festival.With my wife Kath on a hut trip in Colorado.Perusing a market in the northern mountains of Vietnam.Kath and me on a walk in the Ngorongoro Highlands of Tanzania.40th – ouch.  Outside of Arusha, Tanzania.Along the Great Wall of China.“Enjoying” some yak butter tea in the house of a monk at a monastery in Tibet.On the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls with Mark (middle) and Rick (right) of Nat Hab.My Mom and me in the Galapagos Islands with the classic shot of Pinnacle Rock in the background (what you can’t see – the 370 steps we just climbed to get there).Sporting my new leech socks in Borneo.On a walking safari in South Luangwa Nat’l Park, Zambia, with my wife Kath.Mountain biking in Mashatu (Botswana) with our guide MosaFamily trip with Kath and my son Gus in northern Namibia

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Voted Best of Travel 2015

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