“Through a guide’s lense” – April episode

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

An early Palu season meant that sloth bear sightings have been on the rise in Wilpattu national park, here a young male stops for a brief moment to "Check us out" before continuing on.

An early Palu season meant that sloth bear sightings have been on the rise in Wilpattu national park, here a young male stops for a brief moment to “Check us out” before continuing on.

An unusual sight, this water buffalo was allowing the soft shelled terrapin to feed off the rotting flesh from its injury

An unusual sight, this water buffalo was allowing the soft shelled terrapin to feed off the rotting flesh from its injury

The shaded roads of Wilpattu provide the perfect cover for a leopard during the mid-day heat.

The shaded roads of Wilpattu provide the perfect cover for a leopard during the mid-day heat.

The forest eagle owl is not a common bird to see and it was a very special sighting to be able to see one in the wild. Legend states that no one has ever heard the call of the "Ullama" and lived to tell the tale.

The forest eagle owl is not a common bird to see and it was a very special sighting to be able to see one in the wild. Legend states that no one has ever heard the call of the “Ullama” and lived to tell the tale.

A leopard on the white sands of Wilpattu is a picture that many flock to see, on this occasion our guests were treated to exactly this and it was a special moment indeed.

A leopard on the white sands of Wilpattu is a picture that many flock to see, on this occasion our guests were treated to exactly this and it was a special moment indeed.

A common Indian tree frog rests on a branch at our campsite and provided the perfect photographic opportunity. It is always nice to stop and observe the smaller things we find around us.

A common Indian tree frog rests on a branch at our campsite and provided the perfect photographic opportunity. It is always nice to stop and observe the smaller things we find around us.

This old female was seen climbing a large granite boulder to an overhang at the summit where she rested till the sun began to set.

This old female was seen climbing a large granite boulder to an overhang at the summit where she rested till the sun began to set.

Elephants are hard to come by in Wilpattu national park but when they are spotted it is usually by a "Villu" and this provides some stunning scenes.

Elephants are hard to come by in Wilpattu national park but when they are spotted it is usually by a “Villu” and this provides some stunning scenes.