Bundala National Park, a system of costal lagoons and sandbars situated in the deep south of Sri Lanka, is probably the most important wintering ground in the environs of the Indian Ocean for migratory birds. It is a winter residence to some 197 species of birds including such treats as the Greater Flamingo and the Great Blue Heron; but it is also home to larger endemic creatures like The Grey Langur, The Saltwater Crocodile or even The Sri Lankan Elephant. These pictures were taken in the early hours of the morning, under blue skies and the rising sun.
Story | Ruwan Rajapakse. Photography | Nilu Rajapakse (Bee Eater, Sandbars, Painted Storks, Monkey) Ruwan Rajapakse (Scenery, Blue Heron, Parrot, Red Shank)