“Through a guide’s lense” – July episode

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

The 2:1 Weheragala male is seldom seen and is a very shy cat, however during the drier months he ventures into the open in search of food and water providing us with brilliant viewing opportunities

The 2:1 Weheragala male is seldom seen and is a very shy cat, however during the drier months he ventures into the open in search of food and water providing us with brilliant viewing opportunities

On a recent safari to Bundala national park we were lucky enough to observe a large flock of flamingos in the Bundala lagoon.

On a recent safari to Bundala national park we were lucky enough to observe a large flock of flamingos in the Bundala lagoon.

 

 

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A very rare sight, the black necked stork is Sri Lanka’s tallest bird and is beautiful but recent habitat loss has seen their numbers drop rapidly with only a few breeding pairs on the island.

 

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A once in a lifetime opportunity, bear and leopard in the same frame. Our guests were extremely lucky to be able to witness this on a recent safari

 

The spotted chevrotain or mouse deer is an animal many go their entire lives without seeing. These tiny deer are found throughout Sri Lanka’s lowland jungles

The spotted chevrotain or mouse deer is an animal many go their entire lives without seeing. These tiny deer are found throughout Sri Lanka’s lowland jungles

 

 

Caught in the act, this sloth bear was taken by surprise when we approached him and he looked back at us with surprise and confusion

Caught in the act, this sloth bear was taken by surprise when we approached him and he looked back at us with surprise and confusion

 

A garden lizard showing off her brilliant coloration and showing a nearby lizard that she means business

A garden lizard showing off her brilliant coloration and showing a nearby lizard that she means business

 

 

One of the 2:2 Weheragala sub adult leopards posing on a rocky outcrop in the evening before beginning her patrol.

One of the 2:2 Weheragala sub adult leopards posing on a rocky outcrop in the evening before beginning her patrol.