Yala Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest National Park in Sri Lanka. It is estimated that the park has 40+ mammal species, 200+ bird species and over 40 reptile species. It has one the largest density of Leopards in the world. Tourists are permitted to visit the Block 1 region of the park and we had over 15 sightings of Leopards in the three days that we spent there. Apart from Leopards, Asiatic Elephants and endangered Wild Buffalos are the other big mammals in the park.

The park is situated in the South Eastern region of Sri Lanka and is blessed with many rocky mountains. One can witness some gorgeous sunrise and sunsets at Yala. Here are some landscape images of sunriseand sunsets that we photographed during our stay there.