Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chaminda 's Wildlife Photo Diary

Chaminda Jayasekara is the resident environmentalist in Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya Sri Lanka.  Chaminda gained his primary and secondary education from Nelumwewa Maha Vidyalaya in the District of Polonnaruwa and tertiary education from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Rajarata University, and obtained a Degree in Tourism Management.
He received his practical training as part of my university studies in 2008 at Jetwing Vil Uyana. This is where he met Mr. Chandra Jayawardene, whom he considers as his guru. After leaving the university in in 2009, Chaminda joined Jetwing Vil Uyana.
In 2010/11, under the Jetwing Research Initiative Chaminda Selected Loris watching as his topic. As a result in 2010 he was able to locate a small pocketed population of Loris within the precincts of Jetwing Vil Uyana. Thereon he continued his work and also introduced this fascinating animal to hotel guests, and encouraged them to observe and appreciate the Loris.
Chaminda is also a wildlife phototgrapher, a travel blogger and a traveller by himself. Out of all the variety of animals that Chaminda comes across in Sri Lanka, below are few of his favorites.

 Slender Loris feeding at Jetwing Vil Uyana

Shaheen Falcon at Sigiriya

Blue whale at Trincomalee

Brood Parasitism at Jetwing Vil Uyana

Fishing Cat at Jetwing Vil Uyana

Otter at Jetwing Vil Uyana