Sri Lanka is a magical world of colour and life. With lush tropical scenery, ancient temples and palaces, remote beaches, stunning lakes and waterfalls and incredible wildlife. It is a crazy place at times extremely challenging but it is worth it to see such extraordinary and inspiring beauty.
Here are some of my favourite captures from our very special time on this beautiful island:
So many elephants!
It was incredible to get so close to these amazing gentle creatures at the elephant orphanage and to see them roaming wild on safari.
Waterfalls and monkeys in the cloud mountains
Extraordinary ruins at the ancient city of Polonnaruwa.
We traveled around this ancient royal city by bicycle! The best way to see this huge and extraordinary site full of ruined palaces and temples.
Colours of Sri Lanka
Incredibly inspiring collage of weathered colours, natural beauty and splashes of crazy neon.
Dambulla Cave Temple
I love the faded peaceful calm of this amazing temple. An incredibly beautiful peaceful and magical place.
Camping in Sri Lanka’s largest National Park
Yala National Park. So beautiful, it felt like a fairytale landscape! We saw so much wildlife including; wild peacocks, kingfishers, a leopard, giant lizards, water buffalo, crocodiles and hundreds of monkeys!
Beautiful deserted beaches
Camping under the stars!
We stayed in some wonderful accommodation. Ridiculously glamorous camping in Yala National Park, Tree houses in Saraii Village and the aptly named Back of Beyond hotel; three rooms and a tree house in the middle of the jungle! heaven!
Probably the highlight for me was our 8 hour adventure on a tiny boat off Mirissa which was utterly horrific until we saw 3 huge blue whales up close and all the pain was utterly forgotten. A life times dream realised. I really do love Sri Lanka!