“Through a guide’s lense” – May episode

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

A welcome road block, one of the Maradanmaduwa cubs decided to stop us in our tracks by sitting in the middle of the road for over an hour.

A welcome road block, one of the Maradanmaduwa cubs decided to stop us in our tracks by sitting in the middle of the road for over an hour.

Branches or a snake? If you look closely you will see a extremely well camouflaged brown vine snake.

Branches or a snake? If you look closely you will see a extremely well camouflaged brown vine snake.

"Villu" the elephant was given this name as he is most often seen in one of Wilpattu's many villus.

“Villu” the elephant was given this name as he is most often seen in one of Wilpattu’s many villus.

One of the new "Stars" in Wilpattu national park, the bolder of the two Borupan villa cubs.

One of the new “Stars” in Wilpattu national park, the bolder of the two Borupan villa cubs.

A surprise sighting for us and the sloth bear, none of us knew the bear was by the side of the road and were shocked as was the bear when we saw each other.

A surprise sighting for us and the sloth bear, none of us knew the bear was by the side of the road and were shocked as was the bear when we saw each other.

A male greater painted snipe, this bird is not often seen due to their shy behavior but recent rains in Wilpattu gave them some courage to venture into the open.

A male greater painted snipe, this bird is not often seen due to their shy behavior but recent rains in Wilpattu gave them some courage to venture into the open.

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The extremely rare northern purple face leaf monkey gave our guests a stunning view before disappearing into the forest like the ghost it is.

A crested serpent eagle, Wilpattu national park is by far one of the best places in the world to photograph these birds as they sit in close proximity to the road looking for their next meal.

A crested serpent eagle, Wilpattu national park is by far one of the best places in the world to photograph these birds as they sit in close proximity to the road looking for their next meal.