Sri Lanka – Day 3 – Safari at Yala National Park

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The next day we had an early start again. Early means in this case something between 5:00 and 5:30 am…
But safaris start quite early and therefore we drove last night from Mirissa beach to Tissamaharama were we found a pretty poor guest house but very close to the Yala National park.

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Dirving into the sunrise – no other cars on the road…

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The first few wild animals:

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Many peacocks are around here, they seem to have no enemies…

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Really nice bird, eating bees

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The soon it’s getting later, the more other jeeps you’ll see here. Have a look later, down the post.

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Pretty cute kingfisher waiting for some food

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Our first wild elephant! It’s getting better and better!

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This one is also an interesting one, called Mungo. Moving very slow across the road. But eating snakes because of its fastness. So it can also move very very fast.

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A jungle chicken. Not so special for us, but for the Asian people…?

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Found its food already but took half an hour to eat such a big fish.

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The birds and the crocodiles are aligned with each other. The crocodile isn’t eating the bird, nor the other way round…

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By the way, that’s the reason why I love this incredible fast focus on the Canon EOS 7D.

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It’s getting full here, there must be something special.

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Ahh, here we go, elephants crossing the street in front of our jeep…

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Sometimes they seem to get a bit angry. It seems they don’t like to be on a blog somewhere in the internet

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Birds try to capture the jeep.

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The coast side of the Yala National Park and also a good place to take a break.

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This was our travel route through the Yala park. During driving it felt like a labyrinth, but seems to be a standard tour.


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A 6 hour safari, ended with a very nice curry meal in Tissamaharama and from there we drove further to the next incredible beach. Update will follow soon.

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