“Through a guide’s lense” – October episode

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

 quick getaway”, the Perci Bendi Wewa mother and her two cubs run quickly into the forest behind a barking deer that was not aware of their presence.

“A quick getaway”, the Perci Bendi Wewa mother and her two cubs run quickly into the forest behind a barking deer that was not aware of their presence.

 

2-The aptly named emerald dove which is a very common bird in Wilpattu national park is truly a gem of the forest.

The aptly named emerald dove which is a very common bird in Wilpattu national park is truly a gem of the forest.

 

An extremely rare and nocturnal species, the golden palm civet, is also endemic to Sri Lanka.

An extremely rare and nocturnal species, the golden palm civet, is also endemic to Sri Lanka.

 

One of the best subjects to photograph while on safari. The little green bee- eater is a treat to observe and we have spent hundreds of hours with these little birds.

One of the best subjects to photograph while on safari. The little green bee- eater is a treat to observe and we have spent hundreds of hours with these little birds.

 

Migrant season is upon us and the first winter visitors are beginning to arrive. The blue tailed bee- eaters have been the first migrants to arrive this year.

Migrant season is upon us and the first winter visitors are beginning to arrive. The blue tailed bee- eaters have been the first migrants to arrive this year.

 

Commonly seen in many of the water holes in Yala and in Wilpattu the six toed green frog sits and waits patiently for its prey to pass by.

Commonly seen in many of the water holes in Yala and in Wilpattu the six toed green frog sits and waits patiently for its prey to pass by.

 

A pair of white bellied sea eagles comes down to the water’s edge to quench their thirst. This is the second largest eagle in Sri Lanka after the black eagle.

A pair of white bellied sea eagles comes down to the water’s edge to quench their thirst. This is the second largest eagle in Sri Lanka after the black eagle.

 

Like ghosts among us, tusked elephants are extremely rare to see here in Sri Lanka and it is always a treat to view these giants in the wild.

Like ghosts among us, tusked elephants are extremely rare to see here in Sri Lanka and it is always a treat to view these giants in the wild.

 

Peering into the jungle after being awoken by the alarm calls of a Sri Lankan jungle foul.

Peering into the jungle after being awoken by the alarm calls of a Sri Lankan jungle foul.

 

A giant amongst us, this large bull watches over a breeding herd of elephants looking for females who are in oestrus.

A giant amongst us, this large bull watches over a breeding herd of elephants looking for females who are in oestrus.