The Jungle fowl of Sri Lanka does not get intimidated by a bunch of tourists in loud jeeps disturbing its morning walk. It simply stares back.
Came across this adorable bird at the trek in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. No luck tracing its name. Flew out of the mist to perch close and long enough for me to click a snap.
The tea pickers on the slopes of Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka) are a noisy lot. They work fast with their nimble hands and gossip in Tamil. They barely got a minute to pose for a pic before a guard with a stick yelled at them to get back to work. 😦
The Green Bee eater is a bird with personality. A busy bird, constantly flying and swooping in the pursuit of insects while taking breaks sunbathing in the warm morning sun. Their wing structure remind me of those flying dinosaurs, Pterodactyl from the Jurassic Park movie. They have a rich green color that makes them stand out as they perch on tree tops.
They are cute swift creatures which seem to play with their prey after catching them.
More about them here and see their elegant cousins – Blue Tailed Bee Eater here.
Hikkaduwa beach is a beautiful touristy beach in Sri Lanka. It offers a fun night life, clean beaches, surfing and scuba diving. The locales are also extremely helpful and fun-loving.
The veg food though is of questionable quality. 🙂
The Asian Openbill seems to meditate on the top of trees as it spreads its wings to get warm in the sun.
I got lucky when this magnificent peacock decided to climb a dead tree stump in the morning light. I took these pics from quite far off from a Jeep during a Safari at Yala National Park in Sri Lanka.
The National Park is a must visit for nature lovers and photographers. I was not lucky enough to see a leopard but I got a lot of bird pics which I will be posting over the coming weeks.