“Through a guide’s lense” – January episode

The month in pictures and videos, as captured by the Leopard Trails team.
Enjoy….

The 3:3 pahalentota male has staked his claim to a large area of the park by using his size and strength.

The 3:3 pahalentota male has staked his claim to a large area of the park by using his size and strength.

 

 

Yala Block 5 Safari

Yala Block 5 Safari

 

A red wattled lapwing takes shelter under the protective wings of its mother.

A red wattled lapwing takes shelter under the protective wings of its mother.

 

A rare winter visitor to our shores, an Amur falcon was an absolute treat to our birding guests at the time.

A rare winter visitor to our shores, an Amur falcon was an absolute treat to our birding guests at the time.

 

Dwarf kingfisher in Wilpattu

Dwarf kingfisher in Wilpattu

 

“The perils of the jungle”, After successfully dispatching and feeding on a porcupine this young male left with a full stomach and a lot on his mind.

“The perils of the jungle”, After successfully dispatching and feeding on a porcupine this young male left with a full stomach and a lot on his mind.

 

Yala National Park Block 5 safari experience

Yala National Park Block 5 safari experience.

 

Another rare sight for us here in Sri Lanka, a comb duck spotted at Wilpattu national park.

Another rare sight for us here in Sri Lanka, a comb duck spotted at Wilpattu national park.

 

Sound of the dry zone jungle

Sound of the dry zone jungle

 

Our Superstar “Natta” awakens from his slumber and glances at us before heading back to sleep.

Our Superstar “Natta” awakens from his slumber and glances at us before heading back to sleep.

 

A female purple rumped sunbird approaches her nest where two hungry chicks wait for their meal.

A female purple rumped sunbird approaches her nest where two hungry chicks wait for their meal.

 

New Years Eve 2017 at Yala camp

New Years Eve 2017 at Yala camp

 

A treasure that many go their entire lives without seeing, this oriental dwarf kingfisher was a very special find for our rangers.

A treasure that many go their entire lives without seeing, this oriental dwarf kingfisher was a very special find for our rangers.

 

Aerial acrobatics, two intermediate egrets battle it out over prime feeding territory.

Aerial acrobatics, two intermediate egrets battle it out over prime feeding territory.

 

The 1:2 Borupan vila sub adult cub is turning out to be the new star at Wilpattu national park.

The 1:2 Borupan vila sub adult cub is turning out to be the new star at Wilpattu national park.