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.
Dirving into the sunrise – no other cars on the road…
The first few wild animals:
Many peacocks are around here, they seem to have no enemies…
Really nice bird, eating bees
The soon it’s getting later, the more other jeeps you’ll see here. Have a look later, down the post.
Pretty cute kingfisher waiting for some food
Our first wild elephant! It’s getting better and better!
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.
A jungle chicken. Not so special for us, but for the Asian people…?
Found its food already but took half an hour to eat such a big fish.
The birds and the crocodiles are aligned with each other. The crocodile isn’t eating the bird, nor the other way round…
By the way, that’s the reason why I love this incredible fast focus on the Canon EOS 7D.
It’s getting full here, there must be something special.
Ahh, here we go, elephants crossing the street in front of our jeep…
Sometimes they seem to get a bit angry. It seems they don’t like to be on a blog somewhere in the internet
Birds try to capture the jeep.
The coast side of the Yala National Park and also a good place to take a break.
This was our travel route through the Yala park. During driving it felt like a labyrinth, but seems to be a standard tour.
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.