Longing for Love!

£ 100


Yala National Park


Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya)

Conservation Status

Listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN list


Melisa Fernando

Size of your Print (In Inches) – 16” x 24” photograph printed in Canvas and stretch framed.

The Full Description Is Below

1 in stock



As our jeep rumbled along the dusty road, my heart skipped a beat when I spotted not one, but two majestic leopards right in the middle of the path. It was as if time stood still, and I couldn’t believe my luck. They were a mating pair, known as “Jerry” and “Malee”. The leopardess, Malee, was a vision of grace as she circled around Jerry, her movements filled with an undeniable allure. She was ready to mate, her instincts guiding her every step. But Jerry, it seemed, had other plans. He was uninterested, aloof even. With a nonchalant flick of his tail, he stood up and sauntered to the side of the road. In that moment, I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the scene unfolding before me. I raised my camera, capturing Jerry’s piercing gaze as he glanced back at Malee. There was something in his eyes, a mix of curiosity and perhaps even a hint of longing. And Malee, she was about to join him, her eyes filled with determination. This photograph, frozen in time, speaks volumes to me. It’s not just a picture of two leopards, but a glimpse into their world of raw emotions. It’s a reminder that even in the animal kingdom, love and desire can be as complex as they are for us humans.

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Delivery Terms

Delivery Terms

Option 1 - You can collect your print from the Sri Lankan High Commission between the 4th and the 8th of November 2023.
Option 2 - We can also arrange delivery of your print at an extra charge to your address. The delivery charge will be communicated to you over the Telephone and will be based on the actual cost charged by the courier.