Showing posts with label Elephant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elephant. Show all posts

Monday, October 29, 2012

Dawn at Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka.

Dawn at Mahiyangana.

Mahout is greeted by the elephant at dawn.
The Mahout arrives at dawn and interacts with the elephant before going out to do its days work and a bath in the Mahawely Ganga.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sorabora Wewa seen from the 'look-out point' past Madugoda, Sri Lanka.

View of the Mahiyangana valley with the Sorabora Wewa.
'Look-out point'
Vehicle park
The other side of the road.

The highway leading from Hunnasgiriya to the 'look-out point' before the descent to Hasalaka by the 18 hairpin bends is a scenic panorama not to be missed. Spend some time at the 'look-out point' feeling the force of the cold wind which will drag your clothes away. Then drive down past the 18 hairpin bends leading to Hasalaka. If you want to appreciate the scenery tell the driver to go slow even though the surface of the road might tempt a higher speed.
Hunnasgiriya - Madugoda

An elephant  getting a ride

The 18 hairpin bends after the 'look-out point'

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Elephant orphanage, Udawalawe, Sri Lanka.

Orphaned elephants getting their quota of milk for the day at the Udawalawe Elephant Orphanage.

 Click on the link below to watch a video-clip of same:-

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dead elephant, Manampity, Sri Lanka

Driving along the road paralleling the railway track at Manampitiya we saw this elephant's dead body. It had been struck by a train and had fallen down and died.
'The count conducted last month in forests and wildlife parks found 5,879 wild elephants, of which 122 are tuskers and 1,107 calves'.