‘Sri Lanka:The gem of the Indian Ocean’ A New Tourism based brought together by Ifham Raji and Tracey Rich was launched last week. This is the unique product of a meeting of minds and passions for wildlife, photography and the rich tapestry of Sri Lanka.
A unique souvenir travel book–lavishly illustrated and sumptuously written with photographs spanning over a decade of work by both photographers, the book is a wonder of collaboration.
Ifham – a successful gem dealer from the bustling city of Colombo and Tracey Rich a wildlife conservationist, photographer and writer from the countryside surrounding Stonehenge in the United Kingdom, first met photographing elephants in Minneriya National Park some ten years ago.
‘It is a very personal journey through some of the best views of the country both from within and with an outside perspective of a visiting traveler from overseas
Sri Lanka has one of the highest species densities in the world including a number of endemic plants and animals, and unusually large mammals for a moderately sized island. It is one of the best places in the world for seeing and photographing blue whales, sperm whales, leopards, Asian elephants and sloth bears, dubbed Sri Lanka’s “Big Five.” It also has the largest annually recurring “gathering” of wild elephants of anywhere in the word; a truly spectacular event. Further chapters of the book detail wildlife watching opportunities for primates, birds, reptiles, turtles, butterflies, and dragonflies; a description of the parks and reserves by habitat type; and a wildlife watching calendar to help plan a trip. Throughout the book there are extracts from “A Naturalist’s Journal,” which in the form of a first-person commentary take readers to specific habitats in search of the animals to be found there.
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures is a 2020 non-fiction book on mycology by English biologist Merlin Sheldrake. His first book, it was published by Random House on 12 May 2020.
High-quality photographs from the authors are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include size, distribution, habits, and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers fascinating information on folklore associated with reptiles, snake topography, how to deal with snake bites, and a glossary.
THIS HANDY POCKET GUIDE ENABLES DIVERS AND SNORKELERS TO IDENTIFY MORE THAN 270 OF THE MOST COMMON SPECIES OF MARINE LIFE LIKELY TO BE ENCOUNTERED IN AND AROUND THE CORAL REEFS OF THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION, INCLUDING FISH, REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS, AND INVERTEBRATES. EACH SPECIES FEATURED IS ILLUSTRATED WITH AN OUTSTANDING COLOUR PHOTOGRAPH, ACCOMPANIED BY A SPECIES DESCRIPTION COVERING NOMENCLATURE, SIZE, HABITS, AND DISTRIBUTION. THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION, ENCOMPASSING THE INDIAN AND WESTERN PACIFIC OCEANS,
A photographic identification guide to 125 tree species most commonly seen in Sri Lanka, perfect for resident and visitor alike. Over 350 high quality photographs from Sri Lanka’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, the different habitats and tree structure.
A fully comprehensive field guide to the 462 bird species of Sri Lanka. With photographs from the author and the region’s other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated, including variants where relevant. The guide is focussed on field use to help beginners and experts identify species.
Increasingly the segmentation between birders, butterfly watchers, dragonfly watchers and photographers is reducing as interests overlap and there is a demand for books that cover the three popular groups of birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Having written and photographed the guide to the birds of Sri Lanka in the series, Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne has produced a single, compact and portable photographic guide to the butterflies and dragonflies of the country.
This easy-to-use identification guide to 280 bird species covering the most commonly seen in Sri Lanka is an ideal, portable guide for residents and visitors alike, written by an experienced birder with a track record for writing to a popular audience. The author’s top quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, plumage, distribution, habits and habitat. The species accounts cover 75 of the 82 families of birds recorded in Sri Lanka and distinguish between highly scarce migrants and vagrants to explain what a realistic and good `country list’ and `trip list’ would be for residents and visitors respectively.