Towering baobab trees near Morondava, Madagascar.
Known more for its heavy summer rainfall, sometimes the result of tropical cyclones, Madagascar can also turn surprisingly chilly in the southern hemisphere winter season.
The world's fourth largest island features broad plateaus and massifs, where snow may occasionally accumulate and remain for days.
This is not a concern in the capital of Antananarivo. However, thanks to the dry winter, temperatures there can cool below 50 degrees at night, quite a feat for a location at this latitude.
Now, let's visit a city known more for its searing heat.