Why a Sri Lanka Photography Holiday?
The expedition allows you to get involved and be part of an important initiative to help elephants and communities live together, while you experience the incredible privilege of photographing with these amazing creatures.
About Asian Elephants
The Asian elephant is the only living species of the genus Elephas and is found only in the Indian subcontinent (including Sri Lanka) and Southeast Asia.
Conservation status: Endangered
Scientific name: Elephas maximus
Mass: Male: 5,400 kg (Adult), Female: 2,700 kg (Adult)
Did you know: Asian elephants range from 6.6 feet (2 meters) to 9.8 feet (3 meters) at the shoulder. A century ago, 20,000 elephants roamed the landscapes of Sri Lanka. However, due to increased agriculture, human impact and habitat destruction, less than 5,000 of these amazing giants remain in the wild.
This conservation photography expedition see’s you join a multiple award-winning conservation charity in their mission to save elephants living in the wild in Sri Lanka. You will be working with local ecologists and conservation teams to conduct research on a variety of elephant conservation tasks and projects, all while witnessing close up the elephant herds in the wild and documenting, via photography, the elephants and wildlife in the area and the work of the conservation teams.