The Conflict Crossing!

£ 150


Kalawewa National Park


Sri Lanka Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus)

Conservation Status

Listed as Endangered on the IUCN List


Sadeepa Gunawardena

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

The Full Description Is Below

1 in stock



In 2012, during my initial visit to Kala Wewa, our primary objective was to locate and observe tuskers. Kala Wewa is renowned for its notably high tusker population when compared to other parks in the country. On this particular day, we encountered a massive elephant herd, comprising more than 50 adults and around 5 to 8 young tuskers.

As we spent time photographing these magnificent creatures, we observed that the herd was making preparations to cross a nearby dried-up canal. The image vividly captures the remarkable organization and intelligence displayed by these animals as they crossed the canal in a well-structured line.

Regrettably, Kala Wewa had become a hunting ground for poachers, posing a significant threat to these majestic animals. Fortunately, in 2016, this area received national park status, thanks to the efforts of the current government and a stroke of luck. It is currently under the vigilant watch of wildlife rangers, offering renewed hope for the preservation of these gentle giants and the well-being of future generations.

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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.