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Birds of Sri Lanka #4 – Portraits of a Malabar Pied Hornbill

Birds of Sri Lanka #4 – Portraits of a Malabar Pied Hornbill

We had an amazing morning safari in the Yala national park, Sri Lanka, where we spent most of our time with the Yala Leopardess and her cubs. The same evening we started our safari with a hope of spotting good wildlife action, apart from of course seeing a Leopard....
Birds of Sri Lanka #3 – Crested Hawk Eagle

Birds of Sri Lanka #3 – Crested Hawk Eagle

We were on one of our morning safaris into the Yala national park in Sri Lanka on the lookout for another Leopard.  We had been fortunate to have seen the elusive cat a few times already, however, we were still eager for more. We were treading slowly along the safari...
Animals of Sri Lanka #9 : The Leopard

Animals of Sri Lanka #9 : The Leopard

We have many good things to say about our trip to the Yala national park in Sri Lanka. However, the one thing that we must say is that the Leopards of Yala know that they are superior most in the Sri Lankan jungles since there are no Tigers there and hence depict the...
Animals of Sri Lanka #8 : Black-naped Hare

Animals of Sri Lanka #8 : Black-naped Hare

We were on an evening safari in the Yala national park, Sri Lanka when we heard Chital (Spotted Deer) alarm calls. Noel, our host and owner of Leopard Safaris immediately switched off our vehicle engine and then tried to ascertain the direction of the call. Everyone...

Animals of Sri Lanka #7 : Water Buffalo

Wild Water Buffaloes are a highly endangered species found in the North-Eastern parts of India and some parts of Asia.  The origin of the Sri Lankan wild Water Buffalo is a debated topic and still inconclusive. Some findings say that all Sri Lankan wild buffaloes are...
Birds of Sri Lanka #2 – Roller and the Grasshopper

Birds of Sri Lanka #2 – Roller and the Grasshopper

During one of our drives into the Yala National Park, we came across an Indian Roller that had caught a grasshopper and was trying to swallow it. We have captured the first episode of this Yala experience, here where you can see the Roller repeatedly beat the...
Animals of Sri Lanka #5 : Elephants wallowing in water

Animals of Sri Lanka #5 : Elephants wallowing in water

Elephants wallowing in mud or water as the sun beats down, make for interesting photography subjects. We were treated to exactly that during one of our safaris in the Yala national park, Sri Lanka. It was an early afternoon and the intense humidity and heat was...