Kalahari, South Africa

A cute Meerkat baby sits upright on a GuraGear Camera bag to be higher up on the ground. This funny animal is looking at the sky. What can be up there?

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: 1/6400s
  • ISO: 3200
  • Focal Length: 200mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 9270 by 6180 pixels (WxH).

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A cute Meerkat baby sits upright on a GuraGear Camera bag in the hope of reaching the sky! No, this funny animal tries to sit higher above the ground to scan the area better. But what can be up there? Well, birds of prey are one major enemy for the meerkats.

A Camera Bag for The Meerkat To Reach The Sky

Meerkats, as well as the babies, are always on the lookout for danger. My camera bag just came in handy very much to be higher up. The Meerkat baby seems to love it up there. If the camera bag stood upright, I am sure this cute little fellow would also have climbed up to scan for stranger danger. Next time when I visit them in the wilderness of the Kalahari.

Every Meerkat family member has a job. Some need to be the guard, looking for potential predators, while the rest of the family is foraging for food and the babies play. Some of the Meerkats need to babysit the pups of the gang. Of course, the cute Meerkat babies look for food.

As our children do, Meerkats playing can also become a big fight. That is when the babysitters get the young pups apart. It is fun to watch Meerkat families and how they interact. There is always something going on in the meerkat family. One runs from the right to the left while the other animal tries to still the bug from his smaller sister! Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

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

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2 comments for Meerkat Baby Sits Upright On GuraGear Camera Bag

  1. Stefan

    Oh, what a cute meerkat baby. I just love your funny meerkat pictures, so adorable.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      😀 The funny cute animals. 😀 Thank you

  2. Karen

    😂 What a funny picture of a meerkat baby. One step higher. Fantastic 👍

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Meerkat babies are way to funny to watch. They bring everybody to smile. Thanks so much

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