Sri Lanka Photos

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Banda (human) and Menike (pachyderm)

 

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English class at Diyagama Temple

 

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The Mahout’s lean-to at the Elephant Bath

 

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The caves at Dambbulla

 

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A friendly lawn-cobra

 

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The author with his first guru, Ven, D.W. Pemarathana

 

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English class at Kalugalla Temple

 

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This was rebel-held territory in 2002

 

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Crescent Bay Beach in Tangal

 

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Hirashne

 

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Guyarthri and Tejan the servant’s boy

 

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Hangin’ at Kalugalla Temple

 

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Bamboo forest, Kandy Botanical Gardens

 

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On the road to Kegalle from the back of a tuk-tuk

 

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Festival dancers in Randeniya. The only reason I could get a shot of these girls looking away was because someone else was photographing them at the same time.

 

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The little river that flows through the Elephant Bath

 

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I climbed Kalugalla Rock!!

 

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Volunteer crew, Millennium Elephant Foundation, summer 2002

 

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Novice monks ritualistically begging one spoonful of rice from devotees

 

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Neighborhood Fruit Bats

 

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Must-see in Sri Lanka: a perahara

 

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The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Sri Lanka

 

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A red-peckered macaque

 

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The Big Guy

 

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Three old ladies having lunch, Pinnewalla Elephant Orphanage

 

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My bunkies at Sri Bodhiraja Temple, 2003

 

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Karly Stribling, 21, paints a mural with her buddy Emily Adams, Bodhiraja Temple

 

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Baby eliya in the rain, Pinnewalla Elephant Orphanage

 

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Horsing around at Bodhiraja International College and Preschool

 

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Baby elephants at Udewalawa National Park

 

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Erotic frescos, concubines, ancient. Kinda sexy.

 

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My friend Umpala, the tuk-tuk driver. He gave me free rides because I “help the children”

 

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My second guru, Ven. Omalpe Sobhita Thero

All photographs by Gerald Stribling, Emily Adams, and Karly Morris

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