“Through a guide’s lense” – May episode

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

1.“Backlit beauty”, This young female sights a spotted deer and immediately begins to stalk it.

“Backlit beauty”, This young female sights a spotted deer and immediately begins to stalk it.

 

The palu season is upon us and with this means there are sloth bears everywhere

The palu season is upon us and with this means there are sloth bears everywhere

 

The male sibling from the Maradammaduwa litter has become very habituated and provides us with brilliant views

The male sibling from the Maradammaduwa litter has become very habituated and provides us with brilliant views

 

A sambur deer walks out into the Gonalabba lagoon in Yala national park

A sambur deer walks out into the Gonalabba lagoon in Yala national park

 

 

The Leopard Trails team recently went on an excursion to Minneriya national park and they were greeted by 200 plus elephants

The Leopard Trails team recently went on an excursion to Minneriya national park and they were greeted by 200 plus elephants

 

The early morning mist covers the air and makes hunting harder for this grey headed fish eagle to waits for the mist to clear

The early morning mist covers the air and makes hunting harder for this grey headed fish eagle who waits for the mist to clear

 

 

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As the park gets drier, every last bit of water becomes a lifeline to the animals that call the park their home. Here a crested serpent eagle quenches its thirst from a roadside puddle

 

 

 

 

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A dragonfly perches by the side of the vehicle, allowing for the perfect image. They are known to feed on 12-13 mosquitoes a day

“Through a guide’s lense” – April episode

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

One of Yala's dominant male leopards who is not often seen gives us a drowsy stare as he awakens from his slumber.

One of Yala’s dominant male leopards who is not often seen gives us a drowsy stare as he awakens from his slumber.

 

A young elephant calf dwarfed by its mother as she feeds, knowing that one day it too will be a behemoth that will roam the land.

A young elephant calf dwarfed by its mother as she feeds, knowing that one day it too will be a behemoth that will roam the land.

 

One of the 2:2 weheragala cubs watches a herd of deer in the distance from high up in a fit tree.

One of the 2:2 weheragala cubs watches a herd of deer in the distance from high up in a fit tree.

 

A crested hawk eagle pauses for a brief moment before it returns to feed on its kill.

A crested hawk eagle pauses for a brief moment before it returns to feed on its kill.

 

A Toque Macaque sits at the peak of a dead tree and watches over the land below him for signs of danger that can lie in the shadows.

A Toque Macaque sits at the peak of a dead tree and watches over the land below him for signs of danger that can lie in the shadows.

 

The mother of the famous weheragala cubs is seldom seen and this image perfectly portrays the secretive life she leads.

The mother of the famous weheragala cubs is seldom seen and this image perfectly portrays the secretive life she leads.

 

A painted stork moves quickly to some movement at the waters edge hoping for a quick meal.

A painted stork moves quickly to some movement at the waters edge hoping for a quick meal.

 

The brown fish owl is the owl species that we see most commonly on game drive due to its diurnal behavior.

The brown fish owl is the owl species that we see most commonly on game drive due to its diurnal behavior.

 

An oriental honey buzzard perches for a brief moment to scan the area for any signs of bee hives that hold the larvae that it feeds on.

An oriental honey buzzard perches for a brief moment to scan the area for any signs of bee hives that hold the larvae that it feeds on.

 

A little green bee eater glistens in golden light. These little birds add vibrancy and colour to the bush.

A little green bee eater glistens in golden light. These little birds add vibrancy and colour to the bush.