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David Behrens | profile | all galleries >> Sri Lanka: 2002 - 2006 >> Yala National Park, Sri Lanka: April 2002 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka: April 2002

On a recent trip to Sri Lanka I had the opportunity for a one day visit Yala National Park (also known as Ruhunu National Park). All I can say is WOW! This is like a miniature African safari! The pictures shown are the results of only one day in the park. Unfortunately we were confined to the inside of a covered jeep at all times - I could not even open the door to take a picture. Park rules. Therefore all my shots were hand held - many times with our jeep running at a rough idle - an almost impossible combination. However, the image stabilisation on my Canon 100-400 IS lens is what saved the day. All pictures were taken with a Canon EOS D-30. I highly recommend this park - but you really need to spend 3 days or more to see what Yala has to offer. I was told that there were approximately 35 leopards that roamed the park. We saw three of them. A very lucky day in the park!
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Yala landscape.jpg
Yala landscape.jpg
Asian Elephants.jpg
Asian Elephants.jpg
Chital Deer.jpg
Chital Deer.jpg
Malabar Pied Hornbill.jpg
Malabar Pied Hornbill.jpg
Leopard in bush.jpg
Leopard in bush.jpg
Yala Leopard
Yala Leopard
Lesser Adjutant endangered.jpg
Lesser Adjutant endangered.jpg
Wild Buffalo.jpg
Wild Buffalo.jpg
Changable Hawk Eagle.jpg
Changable Hawk Eagle.jpg
Grey-headed Fish Eagle.jpg
Grey-headed Fish Eagle.jpg
Elephant.jpg
Elephant.jpg
Elephant 2.jpg
Elephant 2.jpg
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