“Through a guide’s lense” – November episode

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

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The newly independent 1:2 Borupanvila cub was sighted recently marking her territory amidst the rain while she walked towards us.

 

A land monitor plays hide and seek with us as it sticks its head in and out of a hollow in a tamarind tree.

A land monitor plays hide and seek with us as it sticks its head in and out of a hollow in a tamarind tree.

 

The muddied snout and face of this sloth bear tells us that she has had her head deep inside a termite mound feasting on the multitude of termites inside.

The muddied snout and face of this sloth bear tells us that she has had her head deep inside a termite mound feasting on the multitude of termites inside.

 

 

"The stare down”, up close and personal with one of the most vibrant birds that call Yala home, the elegant peacock.

“The stare down”, up close and personal with one of the most vibrant birds that call Yala home, the elegant peacock.

 

The whiskers of a leopard are key to its survival, it helps them to gauge changes in temperature and pressure and most importantly wind direction.

The whiskers of a leopard are key to its survival, it helps them to gauge changes in temperature and pressure and most importantly wind direction.

 

A rare “tusker” we spotted while on safari, this bull would have very likely broken his tusk by fighting with another elephant.

A rare “tusker” we spotted while on safari, this bull would have very likely broken his tusk by fighting with another elephant.

 

Waking up from her slumber this female licks her lips for any remnants from her last meal.

Waking up from her slumber this female licks her lips for any remnants from her last meal.

 

This female leopard with the unmistakable background of the Weheragala reservoir makes for a picture perfect sighting.

This female leopard with the unmistakable background of the Weheragala reservoir makes for a picture perfect sighting.

 

This curious female sloth bear makes her way towards us before nibbling on the tyre of our game viewer.

This curious female sloth bear makes her way towards us before nibbling on the tyre of our game viewer.