There is still a lot of nature left in Sri Lanka. There are many National Parks, I visited 8 reserves or parks on my trip. I had the best wildlife viewing outside of Africa in Sri Lanka. Following are pictures of plants and animals that I saw during my trip. The birds are listed on a separate page, there are too many to include here.

Pictures of birds in Sri Lanka and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Bird Page
Nature Pages
Other Nature Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Sri Lanka Nature

Mountain Forests Center
Mountain forests in the center of Sri Lanka. (607k)
Morning Fog Edge
Morning fog on the edge of Horton Plains. (995k)
Waterfalls
Waterfalls. (1275k)
Waterfall Rainbow
Waterfall with rainbow. (1065k)
Forest
Forest. (1322k)
Forest
Forest. (1335k)
Bright Yellow Mold
Bright yellow mold. (1039k)
Mushroom
Mushroom. (688k)
Mushroom
Mushroom. (498k)
Mushroom
Mushroom. (618k)
Mushroom
Mushroom. (564k)
Mushroom
Mushroom. (794k)
Fern Invasive Species
The fern is an invasive species that is taking over the whole grassland. (1187k)
Flower
Flower. (835k)
Flower
Flower. (877k)
Flower
Flower. (608k)
Orchid
Orchid. (551k)
Orchid
Orchid. (592k)
Orchid
Orchid. (531k)
Orchid
Orchid. (740k)
Horsefall Morning Glory
Horsefall Morning Glory (Ipomoea horsfalliae). (744k)
Red Trailing Bauhinia
Red Trailing Bauhinia (Phanera coccinea). (795k)
Rough Osbeckia Osbeckia
Rough Osbeckia (Osbeckia aspera). (565k)
Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow Brunfelsia Pauciflora
Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow (Brunfelsia pauciflora). (1168k)
Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow Brunfelsia Pauciflora
Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow (Brunfelsia pauciflora). (708k)
Pride Burma Amherstia
Pride of Burma (Amherstia nobilis). (801k)
Orchid
Orchid. (573k)
Plant Fruits
Plant with fruits. (704k)
Lily
Lily. (577k)
Water Lilies
Water Lilies. (994k)
Water Lilies
Water Lilies. (1061k)
Water Lilies
Water Lilies. (641k)
Water Lily
Water Lily. (737k)
Lotus Flower
Lotus flower. (718k)
Maha Rath Mala
Maha Rath Mala (Rhododendron arboreum). (1.5M)
Maha Rath Mala
Maha Rath Mala (Rhododendron arboreum). (934k)
Carnivorous Pitcher Plant
Carnivorous Pitcher Plant. (729k)
Rattan
Rattan. (1.5M)
Bamboo
Bamboo. (1448k)
Huge Tree Fern
Huge tree fern. (1.6M)
Temple Tree Plumeria
Temple Tree (Plumeria rubra, german: Rote Frangipani, french: Frangipanier rouge). (644k)
Pink Poui Tabebuia
Pink Poui (Tabebuia rosea, french: Tête Comore). (1112k)
Tree
Tree. (1457k)
Flamboyant Tree Delonix
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (1079k)
Shorea Shorea Stipularis
Shorea (Shorea stipularis), a tree about 450 years old. The species is endemic to Sci Lanka and is critically endangered. (988k)
Double Coconut Lodoicea
Double Coconut (Lodoicea maldivica, german: Seychellenpalme, french: Cocotier de mer). This tree is originally endemic to the Seychelles. (1159k)
Double Coconut Lodoicea
Double Coconut (Lodoicea maldivica, german: Seychellenpalme, french: Cocotier de mer). (1154k)
Banyan Tree Ficus
Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis, german: Banyan-Feige, french: Figuier des banians). (1.5M)
Banyan Tree Ficus
Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis, german: Banyan-Feige, french: Figuier des banians). (1431k)
Snail
Snail. (542k)
Snail
Snail. (687k)
Bee Hives
Bee hives. (1480k)
Termite Mound
Termite mound. (1422k)
Termite Nest
Termite nest. (1091k)
Beetle
Beetle. (504k)
Stick Insect
Stick insect. (596k)
Spider Web
Spider web. (737k)
Large Spider
Large spider. (497k)
Lantern Bug
Lantern bug. (791k)
Beetle
Beetle. (615k)
Grasshopper
Grasshopper. (633k)
Large Wasp
Large wasp. (644k)
Large Wasp Attacking
Large wasp attacking a grasshopper. (658k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (563k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (1322k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (539k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (879k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (638k)
Dragonflies Order Odonata
Dragonflies (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (500k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (506k)
Butterflies
Butterflies. (1089k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (665k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (988k)
Dancing Butterflies
Dancing butterflies. (555k)
Large Millipede
Large millipede. (906k)
Leech
Leech. (606k)
Catfish
Catfish. (626k)
Lizard
Lizard. (758k)
Lizard
Lizard. (1036k)
Lizard
Lizard. (675k)
Hump-nosed Lizard Lyriocephalus
Hump-nosed Lizard (Lyriocephalus scutatus). It is endemic to Sri Lanka. (607k)
Baby Common Green
Baby Common Green Forest Lizard (Calotes calotes). (654k)
Common Green Forest
Common Green Forest Lizard (Calotes calotes). (748k)
Common Green Forest
Common Green Forest Lizard (Calotes calotes) on a Rhododendron. (707k)
Common Green Forest
Common Green Forest Lizard (Calotes calotes). It was hiding behind the tree stem, moving around the tree as I moved around. (782k)
Male Common Green
Male Common Green Forest Lizard (Calotes calotes). (539k)
Green Vine Snake
Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta, german: Nasen-Peitschennatter). (773k)
Indian Star Tortoise
Indian Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans, german: Indische Sternschildkröte, french: Tortue étoilée d'Inde). (779k)
Indian Black Turtle
Indian Black Turtle (Melanochelys trijuga). (550k)
Small Water Monitor
Small Water Monitor (Varanus salvator, german: Bindenwaran, french: Varan malais). (1029k)
Swimming Water Monitor
Swimming Water Monitor (Varanus salvator, german: Bindenwaran, french: Varan malais). (1218k)
Water Monitor Varanus
Water Monitor (Varanus salvator, german: Bindenwaran, french: Varan malais). (1200k)
Bengal Monitor Varanus
Bengal Monitor (Varanus bengalensis, german: Bengalenwaran, french: Varan du Bengale). (1170k)
Close-up Bengal Monitor
Close-up of Bengal Monitor (Varanus bengalensis, german: Bengalenwaran, french: Varan du Bengale). (955k)
Mugger Crocodile Crocodylus
Mugger Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris, german: Sumpfkrokodil, french: Crocodile des marais). (973k)
Indian Palm Squirrel
Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus palmarum, german: Indisches Palmenhörnchen). (751k)
Grizzled Giant Squirrel
Grizzled Giant Squirrel (Ratufa macroura, german: Sri-Lanka-Riesenhörnchen, french: Écureuil géant de Ceylan). (538k)
Grizzled Giant Squirrel
Grizzled Giant Squirrel (Ratufa macroura, german: Sri-Lanka-Riesenhörnchen, french: Écureuil géant de Ceylan) eating a Jackfruit. (577k)
Tree Resting Indian
Tree with resting Indian Flying Foxes (Pteropus medius, german: Indischer Riesenflughund, french: Chauve souris géante d'Inde). (606k)
Swarm Indian Flying
Swarm of Indian Flying Foxes (Pteropus medius, german: Indischer Riesenflughund, french: Chauve souris géante d'Inde). (771k)
Indian Flying Fox
Indian Flying Fox (Pteropus medius, german: Indischer Riesenflughund, french: Chauve souris géante d'Inde) in flight. (495k)
Indian Flying Fox
Indian Flying Fox (Pteropus medius, german: Indischer Riesenflughund, french: Chauve souris géante d'Inde). (867k)
Indian Hare Or
Indian hare or Black-naped Hare (Lepus nigricollis, german: Schwarznackenhase). (872k)
Ruddy Mongoose Herpestes
Ruddy Mongoose (Herpestes smithii, german: Indische Rotmanguste). It is endemic to Sri Lanka and peninsular India. (954k)
Close-up Ruddy Mongoose
Close-up of a Ruddy Mongoose (Herpestes smithii, german: Indische Rotmanguste). (749k)
Stripe-necked Mongoose Herpestes
Stripe-necked Mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis, german: Halsstreifenmanguste). (800k)
Toque Macaque Macaca
Toque Macaque (Macaca sinica, german: Ceylon-Hutaffe, french: Macaque à toque). It is endemic to Sri Lanka. (879k)
Toque Macaque Macaca
Toque Macaque (Macaca sinica, german: Ceylon-Hutaffe, french: Macaque à toque). (1072k)
Purple-faced Langur Semnopithecus
Purple-faced Langur (Semnopithecus vetulus, german: Weißbartlangur, french: Semnopithèque blanchâtre). It is endemic to Sri Lanka. (971k)
Group Tufted Gray
Group of Tufted Gray Langur (Semnopithecus priam, german: Südlicher Hanuman-Langur). They are endemic to southern India and Sri Lanka. (1137k)
Tufted Gray Langur
Tufted Gray Langur (Semnopithecus priam, german: Südlicher Hanuman-Langur). (921k)
Male Tufted Gray
Male Tufted Gray Langur (Semnopithecus priam, german: Südlicher Hanuman-Langur). (905k)
Close-up Tufted Gray
Close-up of Tufted Gray Langur (Semnopithecus priam, german: Südlicher Hanuman-Langur). (590k)
Tufted Gray Langur
Tufted Gray Langur (Semnopithecus priam, german: Südlicher Hanuman-Langur) with baby. (789k)
Golden Jackal Canis
Golden Jackal (Canis aureus, german: Goldschakal, french: Chacal doré). (927k)
Indian Muntjac Muntiacus
Indian Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak, german: Indischer Muntjak, french: Cerf aboyeur). (793k)
Herd Chital Axis
Herd of Chital (Axis axis, german: Axishirsch, french: Cerf axis). (1458k)
Female Chital Axis
Female Chital (Axis axis, german: Axishirsch, french: Cerf axis). (1204k)
Male Chital Axis
Male Chital (Axis axis, german: Axishirsch, french: Cerf axis). (1378k)
Close-up Male Chital
Close-up of male Chital (Axis axis, german: Axishirsch, french: Cerf axis). (768k)
Male Sambar Deer
Male Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar). (1140k)
Male Sambar Deer
Male Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar). (1189k)
Wild Boar Sus
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa, german: Wildschwein, french: Sanglier). (1101k)
Wild Boar Sus
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa, german: Wildschwein, french: Sanglier) and Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1002k)
Group Wild Boar
Group of Wild Boar (Sus scrofa, german: Wildschwein, french: Sanglier). (1012k)
Wild Boar Sus
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa, german: Wildschwein, french: Sanglier) and Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (637k)
Wild Asian Water
Wild Asian Water Buffalo (Bubalus arnee, german: Wasserbüffel, french: Buffle d'Asie). (842k)
Wild Asian Water
Wild Asian Water Buffalo (Bubalus arnee, german: Wasserbüffel, french: Buffle d'Asie). (855k)
Sloth Bear Melursus
Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus, german: Lippenbär, french: Ours lippu). (732k)
Sloth Bear Melursus
Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus, german: Lippenbär, french: Ours lippu). (722k)
Sri Lanka Leopard
Sri Lanka Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya, german: Sri-Lanka-Leopard, french: Panthère de Ceylan) an endangered subspecies of leopard, endemic to Sri Lanka. (917k)
Sri Lanka Leopard
Sri Lanka Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya, german: Sri-Lanka-Leopard, french: Panthère de Ceylan). (1221k)
Sri Lanka Leopard
Sri Lanka Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya, german: Sri-Lanka-Leopard, french: Panthère de Ceylan). (929k)
Sri Lanka Leopard
Sri Lanka Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya, german: Sri-Lanka-Leopard, french: Panthère de Ceylan). (889k)
Sri Lanka Leopard
Sri Lanka Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya, german: Sri-Lanka-Leopard, french: Panthère de Ceylan). (843k)
Sri Lanka Leopard
Sri Lanka Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya, german: Sri-Lanka-Leopard, french: Panthère de Ceylan). (826k)
Sri Lanka Leopard
Sri Lanka Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya, german: Sri-Lanka-Leopard, french: Panthère de Ceylan). (812k)
Leopard Track
Leopard track. (1.6M)
Sri Lankan Elephant
Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus, german: Sri-Lanka-Elefant, french: Éléphant du Sri Lanka). (1132k)
Sri Lankan Elephant
Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus, german: Sri-Lanka-Elefant, french: Éléphant du Sri Lanka). (671k)
Feeding Sri Lankan
Feeding Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus, german: Sri-Lanka-Elefant, french: Éléphant du Sri Lanka). (950k)
Close-up Sri Lankan
Close-up of Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus, german: Sri-Lanka-Elefant, french: Éléphant du Sri Lanka). (993k)
Close-up Sri Lankan
Close-up of Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus, german: Sri-Lanka-Elefant, french: Éléphant du Sri Lanka). (1068k)
Spinner Dolphins Stenella
Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris, german: Ostpazifischer Delfin, french: Dauphin à long bec). (1037k)
Blue Whale Balaenoptera
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus, german: Blauwal, french: Baleine bleue). (876k)
Blue Whale Balaenoptera
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus, german: Blauwal, french: Baleine bleue). (895k)
Blue Whale Balaenoptera
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus, german: Blauwal, french: Baleine bleue). (782k)
Blue Whale Balaenoptera
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus, german: Blauwal, french: Baleine bleue). (900k)
All Boats Race
All the boats race to see the Blue Whale. Just like the cars on land when a leopard is sighted. (665k)

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