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You again! Looking for more embarrassing photos, are you?

Stumbling upon a Brown Fish Owl on the outskirts of Wilpattu National Park.

“I remember when you took my picture in January. I was soaking wet and my beautiful chestnut brown feathers were a bedraggled mess! You just snapped my picture and wrote about me in that newsletter of yours. That wasn’t you? So sorry, allow me to introduce myself, Owlpacino, nocturnal fish hunter extraordinaire! You haven’t heard of me? Maybe a nap with the fishes will change that... haha, just a joke. I am the stuff of legends amongst rodents, reptiles and some other birds too. They call me… The-Last-Shadow-Under-the-Moon. Still nothing? Nevermind, take my picture but get my good side so that the black streaks and brown crossbars in my feathers show up nicely.”

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“Aren’t you glad you live in Sri Lanka? I know I am. Anywhere else in the world, my species is endangered. But over here, we thrive! Lots of lakes and ponds and trees everywhere. Great places to eat, mate and grow. Speaking of which, it’s November, and mating season just started, so time's a-wastin! If you need to chat with me again, you can find me near the fish filled waterholes around the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Wilpattu! Ta-ta!

Story of the Photo

This beautiful Brown Fish Owl obligingly posed for some photographs when Dilum encountered him on a morning safari in Wilpattu National Park.



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Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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