“Through a guide’s lense” – October episode

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

The protective nature of elephants can be clearly seen from this image as the mother and relatives of this little elephant calf protect and shelter it.

The protective nature of elephants can be clearly seen from this image as the mother and relatives of this little elephant calf protect and shelter it.

While resting during the midday heat, this young leopard is woken up by the commotion caused by a group of grey Langur’s nearby.

While resting during the midday heat, this young leopard is woken up by the commotion caused by a group of grey Langur’s nearby.

A rare sight indeed, an Indian chameleon that is not often seen on safari makes its way along the branch while keeping its eyes on a grasshopper.

A rare sight indeed, an Indian chameleon that is not often seen on safari makes its way along the branch while keeping its eyes on a grasshopper.

Bathed in early morning light this leopard peers into the distance at a herd of spotted deer.

Bathed in early morning light this leopard peers into the distance at a herd of spotted deer.

A national icon, the jungle foul adds vibrant colours to the jungle and is also Sri Lanka’s national bird.

A national icon, the jungle foul adds vibrant colours to the jungle and is also Sri Lanka’s national bird.

A land monitor lizard walks towards us while tasting the air with its forked tongue looking for its next meal.

A water monitor lizard walks towards us while tasting the air with its forked tongue looking for its next meal.

An osprey carrying out its characteristic hovering movement before diving to catch the fish in the lake below.

An osprey carrying out its characteristic hovering movement before diving to catch the fish in the lake below.

An aggregation of common crow butterflies and blue glassy tiger butterflies gather together on a species of foxtail plant to ingest the sap that helps them to increase their toxicity.

An aggregation of common crow butterflies and blue glassy tiger butterflies gather together on a species of foxtail plant to ingest the sap that helps them to increase their toxicity.

“Through a guide’s lense” – September episode

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

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A green garden lizard in all its glory. Bright colours on display to ward off a nearby male

A Golden jackal stand to attention as our vehicle approaches. This jackal was busy wallowing in the water to keep cool

A Golden jackal stand to attention as our vehicle approaches. This jackal was busy wallowing in the water to keep cool

 

Lying in wait, this mugger crocodile was seen at the water’s edge waiting for its next meal.

Lying in wait, this mugger crocodile was seen at the water’s edge waiting for its next meal.

 

 

The 3:3 male leopard also known as “Brutus” due to his large size and stature takes a break on the middle of the road

The 3:3 male leopard also known as “Brutus” due to his large size and stature takes a break on the middle of the road

 

 

A white bellied sea eagle sits and watches the water below for any fish swimming too close to the surface

A white bellied sea eagle sits and watches the water below for any fish swimming too close to the surface

 

 

As the rains return to Wilpattu the intermediate egrets begin their territorial dance

As the rains return to Wilpattu the intermediate egrets begin their territorial dance

 

 

The 2:2 Gerimaspokuna female cub fixes her sight onto a group of spotted deer on the ground below and she quietly makes the decent from the tree

The 2:2 Gerimaspokuna female cub fixes her sight onto a group of spotted deer on the ground below and she quietly makes the decent from the tree