Following our trip to Ranthambore we flew to Leh, Ladakh, to start our journey to Uley to hopefully see the Snow Leopards in the mountains of Uley. We joined up with our good friends Ann Brooks and Sue Saunders at the Mahay Retreat and stayed for four nights to see the local temples which included visit to the festival at Matho Monastery. Then we headed to the Snow Leopard Lodge in the mountains of Ladakh. Our journey was curtailed by the outbreak of Coronavirus. Who would have believed that we weren't safe in the mountains where there was no phone or internet.
Trip to New Delhi and then transfer to Jaipur as Elaine, my wife, was taking part in an International Floral Competition. I went off to Ranthambore for a few days and left Elaine to make wonderful floral creations. We both then transferred to Ranthambore and stayed with Hemraj Meena at his wonderful Tiger Home Lodge very close to the entrance to Ranthambore.
A month spent in India primarily as my niece was getting married in Kerala but then three weeks in three locations, Madhya Pradesh for Tigers, Gujarat for Asiatic Lions and Rajasthan for Leopards.
Trip to both Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo for Primates and other wildlife. Both countries were wonderful but Indonesia was more memorable and photogenic with the feeding stations in Tanjung Puting NP providing an abundance of Orang-utan.
In June, Elaine & I went to Sri Lanka and travelled with www.walkwithjith.com whom I met at the Birdfair in August 2014. We were met by Jith at Colombo airport and introduced to our guide for the trip, Nandana. The trip was wildlife focused, as usual, and we had planned 22 safari drives over the 18 day period in various national parks. The primary species were leopard, sloth bear and elephant.