We spent two days inside the Wilpattu national park with only glimpses of leopards without proper photo opportunities and we were not happy. We had to leave that day, so we packed and started heading back with heavy hearts.
Half way to the park exit, we suddenly saw a black spot, that looked like an animal sitting on the path of our vehicle. We stopped, and the thing started coming towards us, and we immediately knew what it was. It was a leopard, a timely reward for our frustrations for the past three days.
The young leopard cub walked towards our vehicle and our cameras were able to capture its playful walk, curious looks and grooming. We all felt that the leopard came to say good bye to us, so we could leave the park on a happy note.