“Through a guide’s lense” – June episode

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

The spiny orb web spider is an insect that is very often overlooked while on safari but a closer look reveals a magnitude of colours and complexity in this tiny spider.

The spiny orb web spider is an insect that is very often overlooked while on safari but a closer look reveals a magnitude of colours and complexity in this tiny spider.

 

One of the two “Y” junction cubs bathed in the perfect early morning light, poses for our cameras.

One of the two “Y” junction cubs bathed in the perfect early morning light, poses for our cameras.

 

Congregations of insects are always a spectacular sight and it was no different when it came to this gathering of noctuid moths that we found on an ironwood tree.

Congregations of insects are always a spectacular sight and it was no different when it came to this gathering of noctuid moths that we found on an ironwood tree.

 

 

The other “Y” junction cubs sit and stare intently at the water due to the presence of a mugger crocodile that prevents her from quenching her thirst.

The other “Y” junction cubs sit and stare intently at the water due to the presence of a mugger crocodile that prevents her from quenching her thirst.

 

 

The private lives of animals are not something we often witness while on safari, this was a very special sighting of two ruddy mongooses that were otherwise occupied.

The private lives of animals are not something we often witness while on safari, this was a very special sighting of two ruddy mongooses that were otherwise occupied.

 

 

Just over a year ago we spotted a Sloth bear mother with her little cub hanging on her back, just last week we saw the once “little cub” once again.

Just over a year ago we spotted a Sloth bear mother with her little cub hanging on her back, just last week we saw the once “little cub” once again.

 

 

The jewels of the forest, once again our guests at our Wilpattu campsite were treated to a very special sighting of the oriental dwarf kingfisher.

The jewels of the forest, once again our guests at our Wilpattu campsite were treated to a very special sighting of the oriental dwarf kingfisher.

 

Thirst finally took over and this female cub made her way to the water’s edge snarling and finally settling down for a drink.

Thirst finally took over and this female cub made her way to the water’s edge snarling and finally settling down for a drink.