Last time I came to Sri Lanka I had no idea what was waiting for me. Is it dangerous there? Getting around? Certain uncertainty about the whole place. Turns out that I was worried without a reason. The place was great and this time even better when you have someone who takes care of you. Kapila picked my up on Saturday night from the airport and we drew 350 km south east toward Yala National Park. Arrived in the morning and went straight for the moring safari. Loads of animals roaming around. Snoozed now and then in the Jeep since there was about 24 hours with no sleep whatsoever.
We went back to the lovely lodge that had been booked for me. Took a few hours nap and then we were going back to the Safari field again. This time we saw a bit more animals. But no leaopards like the park is famous for. Just a sloth-bear which is kinda rare too. At least I have a reason to come back here later and look for leopards again.
3 am roadtrip, stopping for some coffee
Arriving 5 am, sun is just about to get up
Thanks Kapila for booking this place, was amazing
Awesome secluded villa
Time to go!
This is why you should get up early every morning
Enter Yala National Park
The area is huge! Long road across the jungle
Visited our drivers house, all year around warm, no need for shut doors
The deer of deers! Massive antlers
Ex water buffalo
Sloth bear, a rare sight
Get them berries
Green bird with long nose...Oh I forgot what it was
Many crocodiles floating in this pond
Dumbo caught drinking
Creepy red eye look on this ferret
Just amazing this place
Amazing sky! No editing of colors has been dont to this image
There were 2 different layers of clouds. One thick and one thin. The sun made amazing color with mixing it
When it was getting dark it was something. It's not many times I've seen the sky like this. Only in Australia before.
Blood red sunset