Richard Humphrey, a guest at the Rainforest Ecolodge accompanied by Sujeewa Nishantha were on a night trek on 19 August and what the camera unfolded the following day was truly an amazing episode.
“The next morning at 6 a.m. I collected the camera hoping that it had taken photographs of more small, rainforest creatures. I was truly amazed and lost for words when one by one pictures of a large adult leopard began to download onto my iPad. The 12 pictures showed it appearing from the darkness, slowly walking up the path towards the camera before stopping to look into the trees. It continued to approach the position of the camera and at one point stared into the lens before wandering away into the night. This took place at 2 a.m. What amazing good luck and fortune!”
He went on to summarise his stay in Sri Lanka as follows: “This was a fabulous end to our memorable stay in Sri Lanka. We were very appreciative of the courteous and helpful staff in all our hotels and the very friendly and happy local people. The wildlife and bird-watching were amazing and we cannot wait to return.”