“Through a guide’s lense” – June episode

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

"Villus in Wilpattu NP are drying slowly day by day and attract many animals as they go to quench their thirst. Low levels of water also attract elephants as they get to feed on lush aquatic vegetation and stay cool at the same time".

“Villus in Wilpattu NP are drying slowly day by day and attract many animals as they go to quench their thirst. Low levels of water also attract elephants as they get to feed on lush aquatic vegetation and stay cool at the same time”.

 

The shadowed roads of Wilpattu NP are always full of surprises. Here a young leopardess tries her hunting tactics. She managed to pounce on a ruddy mongoose but got a strong defense and then she carried on her morning stroll.

The shadowed roads of Wilpattu NP are always full of surprises. Here a young leopardess tries her hunting tactics. She managed to pounce on a ruddy mongoose but got a strong defense and then she carried on her morning stroll.

 

Camping out with LT guide trainees | Leopard Trails

Camping out with LT guide trainees | Leopard Trails

 

Yala block-1 is extremely well known for its varied habitats and the fearless leopards. Here a female leopard descends down a huge granite outcrop on a morning game drive.

Yala block-1 is extremely well known for its varied habitats and the fearless leopards. Here a female leopard descends down a huge granite outcrop on a morning game drive.

 

We are following this leopard cub since January when he was first seen and documented in Yala block 1. We are very pleased that both mother and her young male cub are doing great.

We are following this leopard cub since January when he was first seen and documented in Yala block 1. We are very pleased that both mother and her young male cub are doing great.

 

Leopard Cubs of Yala national park | Leopard Trails

Leopard Cubs of Yala national park | Leopard Trails

 

As we are getting into the dry season, higher visibility and clear forest floors are providing great spotting and photographic opportunities. This perfectly perched Crested hawk eagle was seen in Wilpattu National Park on a morning game drive.

As we are getting into the dry season, higher visibility and clear forest floors are providing great spotting and photographic opportunities. This perfectly perched Crested hawk eagle was seen in Wilpattu National Park on a morning game drive.

 

Kotabendi sub-adult male has been seen in Yala block 1 on a regular basis. His bold personality and a strong sense of exploration is always a treat to watch.

Kotabendi sub-adult male has been seen in Yala block 1 on a regular basis. His bold personality and a strong sense of exploration is always a treat to watch.