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Remarkable & RARE Elephant Rescue At Sea By The Sri Lankan Navy.

by Anura Guruge



Click here for the original from the U.K. Guardian.

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Where this took place.

Northeast Sri Lanka north of ‘Trinco‘.


Pretty incredible, very suave and at the same time SO Sri Lankan!

I have told you multiple time, the most recent just 6-days ago, about the special relationship that Sri Lankans have with elephants, whether wild or domesticated.

This elephant, a WILD one from the jungles in that part of the country, was found 10 miles from shore! They think it was swept out, accidentally, by a strong current. Wow. I have never heard of elephants needing to be rescued from the sea. Has got me thinking. This one was, serendipitously, spotted. Does this mean we lose elephants at sea! That is NO joke. That would be such a waste. IF I had any sway in Sri Lanka I would urge the relevant officials to try and determine whether this was a freak or not.

That they spend 12 hours bringing it back close to shore is CLASSIC Sri Lankan. We are into low-tech and trial-and-error. Notice there was no attempt to put some sort of large floatation collar around the elephant. They must have some in Sri Lanka for salvage and rescue purposes. Just using ropes to pull an elephant weighing a few tons seems cruel. But, they saved his life — we think.

Well done. Hats off.


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by Anura Guruge

Wild Blueberries On A New Hampshire Beach — Halfmoon Lake, Alton.

by Anura Guruge


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On Halfmoon Lake, July 26, 2016.

Refer to this post re. blueberry crop shortage.

All taken with my Fuji X-E2s.

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by Anura Guruge

Us From Sri Lanka Sure Have A way With Elephants — Domesticated Or Wild.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to watch YouTube video. She is talking in Sinhalese and you can hear quite a few adults behind her.


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from June 10, 2016.

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To be honest this did not disturb or surprise me. We, Sri Lankans, have a way with elephants. Not sure what the situation is like now but when I was growing up in Ceylon (before the name got changed) elephants were not strangers to us. We would see and interact with domesticated elephants, especially at Buddhist temples, on a fairly regular basis and I, thanks to all the travelling we did, year around, had seen wild elephants.

Not 100% sure about this incident. Seems slightly staged. Lot of adults standing behind her and there is no true indication that this was a wild elephant per se. A very well paved road (though you can come across elephants in Sri Lanka in many areas). Elephants are NOT killers. Why would they attack a human if they didn’t have to? The little girl is obviously not a threat.

This is cool. This is Ceylon.


 

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by Anura Guruge


New Hampshire Foliage 2015 — Living In A Sea Of Yellow/Amber.


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The Fall Foliage 2015 in New Hampshire as I shared with you in numerous picture-studded posts was quite amazingly spectacular. Colors Gone Wild! It was a memorable year for vivid reds. Most agreed that it was one of the best years for foliage in a long time.

Well, though foliage is said to have peaked we, in the Lakes, are still drowning, daily, with delight, in color. Mainly yellows, oranges and amber. I can’t remember ever seeing this much YELLOW. Wow. Some of the country roads that I drive through are BUT tunnels of yellow. I took all the pictures below, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, within a few hundred yards of the house — many from our yard. This is our view. It is amazing. I wanted to share it with YOU.


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Taken in Alton, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.








Taken with my brand new Sony RX100 II.


Fall Foliage 2015 In New Hampshire Is INSANE — Colors Gone Wild.

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by Anura Guruge


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2015 Foliage — Reflections.
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2015 Foliage — Sandwich Fair.
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2015 Foliage — Oct 1
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2015 Foliage — Mid-Sept. II

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Taken in Alton, on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
~ 3 pm.

I took these within 100 yards of our house!






Come, come. Come to New Hampshire and immerse yourself in this color.


Taken with my NEW Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.


A Wild Mountain Gorillas In Uganda Paying An Unsolicited Visit To A Tourist Camp.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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My father sent this to me.
It is pretty compelling and heartwarming in its own way.
Definitely worth watching some of it, even if you don’t watch all 6 minutes of it — and you can skip the introduction and still work out the context.
The introduction, however, has a classic line: ‘We woke up before breakfast‘. That is good. Could be messing force feeding tourist while they are still asleep.


Click to watch 5:52 minute YouTube video.

Click to watch 5:52 minute YouTube video.