Kalahari, South Africa

A baby meerkat is looking up at the sky to find maybe birds of prey in the Kalahari in Africa.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 15 July, 2023

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This photograph was captured with a ILCE-7RM4 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Exposure time: 1/2500s
  • ISO: 1600
  • Focal Length: 600mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 9504 by 6336 pixels (WxH).

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High up in the sky! What can that be? This baby meerkat is looking at the sky, scanning for birds of prey, hawks, and eagles. I better look for them too and not only scan the area around me for jackals and snakes.

What Is This Baby Meerkat Looking At?

Well, 2 ravens are flying over the area, which caught the attention of the meerkat to look up at the sky. Birds of prey are a danger for the sweet Suricata animal. Not only the flying animals are a danger, as well snakes, leopards, and jackals. In reality, for a snake, a Meerkat is a perfect meal. How cruel, isn’t it? Don’t we all are in love with Meerkats?

Therefore, the highly sociable animals are constantly watching their backs. Most important for them is to protect their pups from predators and other Meerkat families that attempt to kill their young pups.

Meerkats, Suricata suricatta, are listed as least concern on the IUCN red list. You find it mostly in Southern Western Africa.

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2 comments for Baby Meerkat Looking Up At The Sky

  1. Stefan

    Way to cute 😂 What is this meerkat looking at?

    • Anette Mossbacher

      This little meerkat looked at birds. You never know, eagles catch them as well, if possible!

  2. Hanneke

    Awwww, just too cute ❤️❤️

    • Anette Mossbacher

      The little sky worshiper 😀 Thanks so much, Hanneke 😀

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