MARTIN WEST­LAKE Pho­tographed “A Sri Lankan Tri­fecta,” p. 64

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“It was great to be back in Sri Lanka,” says West­lake, a Jakartabased pho­tog­ra­pher who first vis­ited the is­land in 2005. “Though much has changed since my last trip—bet­ter in­fra­struc­ture, more tourists—I’m happy to say that the place has main­tained its unique charm.” He was also happy to cover a fair bit of ground for this story, from the tea country of the cen­tral high­lands to Yala Na­tional Park and Cape Weligama on the south coast. “High­lights for me—aside from the de­li­cious tea—were search­ing for the elu­sive leop­ards on sa­fari in Yala and the stun­ning gar­dens at our beau­ti­fully re­stored tea planter’s bun­ga­low in Bo­gawan­ta­lawa Val­ley.” When not on as­sign­ment, West­lake con­tin­ues work on a long-term per­sonal project about In­done­sia’s vol­ca­noes.

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