“Through a guide’s lense” – August episode

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

A brown fish owl peers over the little water that remains in one of the many depleting water holes found throughout the national park in the hope of finding some of the last remaining fish.

A brown fish owl peers over the little water that remains in one of the many depleting water holes found throughout the national park in the hope of finding some of the last remaining fish.

 

The night sky as seen from camp. The dry weather ensures that there are very few clouds and this helps the milky way show itself in its entire splendor.

The night sky as seen from camp. The dry weather ensures that there are very few clouds and this helps the milky way show itself in its entire splendor.

 

The night jar is very commonly heard but seldom seen due to the fact that they are a nocturnal bird. This individual remained calm enabling us to grab a picture.

The night jar is very commonly heard but seldom seen due to the fact that they are a nocturnal bird. This individual remained calm enabling us to grab a picture.

 

The 1:2 Kotabendi female rests after a heavy meal. The bulge in her stomach suggests she had been feeding throughout the day.

The 1:2 Kotabendi female rests after a heavy meal. The bulge in her stomach suggests she had been feeding throughout the day.

 

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One of the Weheragala cubs peers into the distance at a herd of water buffalo that were steadily making their way to the cubs location.

 

The beautiful sights of the Weheragala reservoir at sunset is something that needs to be witnessed by all to really appreciate its beauty.

The beautiful sights of the Weheragala reservoir at sunset is something that needs to be witnessed by all to really appreciate its beauty.

 

A crested hawk eagle stares intently at a black naped hare, waiting to make its move.

A crested hawk eagle stares intently at a black naped hare, waiting to make its move.

 

A sloth bear cautiously makes its way across the road after feeding on the seed casings of the Golden Shower tree.

A sloth bear cautiously makes its way across the road after feeding on the seed casings of the Golden Shower tree.

 

A newly identified female with an unusual 1:1 pattern listens to the sounds of the forest through the thicket.

A newly identified female with an unusual 1:1 pattern listens to the sounds of the forest through the thicket.

 

The most vulnerable time for this green Pigeon is as it cautiously approaches the water’s edge to quench its thirst.

The most vulnerable time for this green Pigeon is as it cautiously approaches the water’s edge to quench its thirst.

 

Perched over a waterhole waiting for movement this common kingfisher watches and waits.

Perched over a waterhole waiting for movement this common kingfisher watches and waits.

 

Bathing themselves in mud helps keep these large mammals cool and also acts as a natural sun screen lotion.

Bathing themselves in mud helps keep these large mammals cool and also acts as a natural sun screen lotion.