“Through a guide’s lense” – September episode

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

The lady of the lake. The queen of Wilpattu “Broken Tail” in all her glory stares us down as she walks past us on her afternoon patrol

The lady of the lake. The queen of Wilpattu “Broken Tail” in all her glory stares us down as she walks past us on her afternoon patrol

 

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A group of spot bellied pelicans prepares to roost for the night after a very productive day of feeding

 

Mouth wide open, this mugger crocodile cools down on the banks of the Maradanmaduwa wewa

Mouth wide open, this mugger crocodile cools down on the banks of the Maradanmaduwa wewa

 

A super star in Wilpattu and a treat to watch, “Villu” as he is commonly referred to as is seen doing what he does best in his favorite spot.

A super star in Wilpattu and a treat to watch, “Villu” as he is commonly referred to as is seen doing what he does best in his favorite spot.

 

The golden jackal is a very affectionate species, they are known to mate for life and have a very close knit relationship.

The golden jackal is a very affectionate species, they are known to mate for life and have a very close knit relationship.

 

The 3:3 Walas Wala female peers into the trees to observe a nesting pair of crested hawk eagles.

The 3:3 Walas Wala female peers into the trees to observe a nesting pair of crested hawk eagles.

 

In a “Bear” mood. After a long drink of water this sloth bear stares at us unenthusiastically before it heads into the thicket.

In a “Bear” mood. After a long drink of water this sloth bear stares at us unenthusiastically before it heads into the thicket.

 

A very rare sighting of a leopard on a kill and a testament to the strength of these cats being able to bring down prey twice their size.

A very rare sighting of a leopard on a kill and a testament to the strength of these cats being able to bring down prey twice their size.

 

A green vine snake stares down the camera while it lies motionless after feeding on a garden lizard.

A green vine snake stares down the camera while it lies motionless after feeding on a garden lizard.

 

A star tortoise that made its way into our camp site became the “Star” attraction for the day with all our guests clambering for a photograph.

A star tortoise that made its way into our camp site became the “Star” attraction for the day with all our guests clambering for a photograph.