Leopards often rest on trees after a heavy meal. This majestic female was seated on a tree by Akasa Chaithya after feeding on a young buffalo kill.
Spotting an elephant wading lazily among the reeds of Buttuwa lake is one of the most spectacular sightings when on a safari at Yala National Park.
This keen-eyed bird was eyeing a rat-snake slithering in the bushes below. Fortunately for the snake, it managed to find shelter before the eagle made it its breakfast.
The saltwater crocodile is the largest reptile in the world and some truly enormous individuals have been recorded in Sri Lanka. This big crocodile was heading over the bund towards the tank out of frame.
This endemic bird is a frequent sight, seated on the wires of fence in front of Jetwing Safari Camp. It is often observed darting around in the evenings, snapping at flying insects.
Similar, but unrelated to the true quails, buttonquails are found in the dry regions of Sri Lanka and can be encountered scurrying among the thorny scrubs of Yala National Park.
Spurred on by anxious langur and deer calls, we along the bottom of the Weheragala dam (Block V) and to our delight, we came across this juvenile male on a spectacular setting.
A little wader that is instantly recognizable, this little bird was busy scurrying around the waterline of the Weheragala reservoir.
Bundala National Park comprises of large bodies of water and of course, grey-headed fish eagles are a common sight, haunting the lakes and estuaries.
Bears are frequently spotted between Uraniya junction and Koti Gala (Leopard Rock). This adventurous individual seemed to think little of its name, clambering up without a care in the world.