This was really close to us! So much so that it was only as we went past it that he became visible. The jeep was quickly slammed into reverse and back we went, a few metres, and there he was. A feeding wild elephant 3, maybe 4 metres from us.
Just pulling strips of leaves off the trees, standing on them and then using his trunk to strip the leaves from the woody part of the tree and then, again, using his trunk to push them into the great pouch that is his mouth, masticate , repeat.
It was all very careful, deliberate and slow. No one was going to rush this animal unless he decieded a bit of rushing is what you needed.
The cultural capital of Sri Lanka. We stayed a wee way out of the town up in the hills in a lovely little (well massive really) villa with our own cook, driver and infinity pool.
The grounds contained all manner of wildlife, including, as advertised by the owner, a deer which ran out 2 metres in front of me when I was taking a walk in the grounds and a frog that spent the day sleeping beside our pool
I have to say it was luxury at a bargain price, with stunning views across the valley.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.