Locals enthusiastically playing water soccer at sunset.
A street merchant at night in Hikkaduwa.
Tangalle Here, the catch gets weighted, sold and entered in the books.
The Atlas Moth has up to 30 cm wingspan and is the world's largest moth - and often mistaken for a bird. They die after 4 days only - as this specimen near Ella.
Ella in the early morning.
On the road to the Nuwara Eliya market, I meet this gentleman.
A girl on the beach of Arugam Bay.
Near Batticaloa: A tamil women attending the talk with the German ambassador.
Washday in Polonnaruwa: Mama is having a bath and is brushing her teeth while papa and son are watching the scene and wishing everyone "a nice day".
Trincomalee: Portrait of a pilgrim in the Hindu temple Thiru Koneswaram Kovil.
Mihintale: Schoolgirls climbing a Buddha statue.
Anuradhapura: On the way to the holy city tens of monkeys cavort in the trees and watch the passers-by with interest.
Green View Hotel: view at 6.30h in the morning.
Muslim pupils watching every move of the giants at the elephant's orphanage of Pinnawala.
Vedda Kiri Bandiya, 75 years of age, in the entrance of his house.
Kadira (19 years), in the hut of Veddas Guna Bandiya.
The Veddas are very skillful firemakers. In the early morning Vijaiatho sets a crotch on fire.
After only a few minutes of monsoon rain, the streets of Moragalles have turned into rivers.
Old drive wheels, machines and V-belts everywhere: Work in the Katuschuk factory is the same as 100 years ago.
Some elephants wander more than 100 kilometers to get here.
Wonderful view of the world cultural heritage: the lion rock of Sigiriya - seen from Pidurangala Rock.
The daughter of a farmer near Habarana.
Water is scarce at the end of the dry season. Over the day the elephants hide in the bushes and emerge only in the late afternoon to drink from the large basin.
A flag bearer during the Buddhist procession Esala Perahera in Kandy.
The elephant house in Pinnawela serves as an orphanage, kindergarten and breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. The world's largest herd of captive elephants lives here.
Kosgoda - This turtle is only 2 days old.
Showing your teeth - at the fish market near Alutgama
Sundeepa is one of the courageous Galle Fort Cliff Jumpers, a bunch of four guys who make their living by plunging into the sea from high rocks.
This fisherman caught a small crocodile in the mangroves of Aluthgama.
A stop on the way to Kandy.
The hour-long procession is accompanied by countless groups with music, drums, flag and canopy carriers, spear carriers and golden armour, the holy insignia of the gods.
Whip crackers and fireball acrobats clear the way, followed by the Buddhist flag bearers.
These flag bearers are waiting in front of the tooth temple for their mission, which will take many hours.
After the exhausting fish market in the early morning there is still enough time for a break and a chat.
View from Heritance Kandalama Hotel over Lake Kandalama. The angular rock on the horizon is the famous Sigiriya Rock.
Sigiriya Rock: restoration and plaster work on the fortress ruins or the UNESCO World Culture Heritage.
The golden monastery Rangiri Vihara looks back on about 2000 years of history. This grotto, Maharaja Viharaya, is the largest with 37 meters length and 23 meters width. The murals were applied to older drawings in the second half of the 18th century.
The whole colour palette, please: A typical vegetable merchand in a street of Kandy.
I'm playing tricks on kids at a train station near Kandy.
A long-nosed whip snake. Seen from above, it can hardly be distinguished from a leaf. The head is only about 2 centimetres wide.
Girl on a Sunday trip to Galle Fort.
The Galle Fort was built by the Dutch in 1663. The enormous, 3 km long walls of the World Cultural Heritage even withstood the tsunami waves at the end of December 2004.
Brief Garden is a landscape garden with a villa near Beruwala, designed and built in 1929 by the architect Bevis Bawa.