Sunday, April 06, 2014

Yala

The day before yesterday we went to Yala National Park to see the beautiful wildlife therein. There were many, many elephants out and about...



Including adorable baby elephants!


This youngster was so cute, and then...


...his/her little sibling showed up!

And we saw...


...leopard tracks by the road!

And then we saw the leopard...


What? You can't see him? Look harder!


Okay, well, through the binoculars he looked great! A big beautiful male, lounging around in the shade.




It was a hot, dusty, happy day.

Now we are in Ella.

I found a new friend in our bathroom...


The teeniest- tiniest gecko I've ever seen!


Doing an excellent job on bug patrol!  As were the bats flying through the open-air restaurant last night.

More soon!



27 comments:

  1. Awwww, that baby elephant is SO cute...

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  2. that tiny gecko is adorable :)
    Have more fun you guys!

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  3. I am soooooooooo jealous of you. I want to go there now! Enjoy it.

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    1. The food is awesome too!

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  4. Thanks for the close-up of the leopard - I NEVER saw it. And the baby elephant is so adorable.

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    1. I can't believe our GUIDE saw it!! He is very experienced. Amazing that he found it.

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  5. Utterly,bl**dy fabulous!
    Jane x

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    1. I could not agree more!

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  6. Wow! You and Gordon are having so much fun! Thank you for the wildlife photos.

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    1. I don't want to leave! But I do miss my animals. :)

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  7. Wow!!! What awesome travel!

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  8. Fascinating. But I'm not sure I could dine in a restaurant with hot-and-cold running bats!

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    1. Par for the course around here! It does help control those malarial mosquitoes! :)

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  9. This must be an awesome experience. You get over the gecko thing once you've seen a couple of them.

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    1. Yes but they're so cute! :)

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  10. Baby elephants. I'd be in heaven. Your photos are wonderful, Natalie. Keep 'em coming. Hugs

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    1. I ADORE the elephants. And lovely to see them in the wild, living free.

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  11. Great photos! Leopard tracks and baby elephants … it doesn't get much better than that.

    Also, are you sure you're 50?

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    1. I made a pact with the devil! ;)))

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  12. Wonderful country, and thank goodness they've now stopped fighting each other (if they have). How marvelous to have elephants living wild like that.

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    1. Yes, it does seem that the fighting has stopped. I notice quite a difference from our last visit in terms of police/army presence. Tourism is up too.

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  13. I still couldn't find the leopard in the original picture.

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    1. DOn't feel bad. He's a teeny tiny speck somewhere in the middle. THank goodness for binoculars!

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  14. Great pictures Knatolee! How long will you be traveling? I don't want your pictures to end...

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!