Makgadikgadi Salt Pan, Botswana, Africa

This Meerkat photograph shows a lookout standing up. The funny animal looks straight into the camera with its paws resting on its belly.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 16 July, 2023

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This photograph was captured with a Canon EOS-1D Mark III and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Exposure time: 1/1000s
  • ISO: 1000
  • Focal Length: 173mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 3571 by 2381 pixels (WxH).

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This meerkat lookout is standing up. We call that Meerkat, the sentry. Its role is to stand up tall and watch the horizon to see if any danger is coming their way. The Meerkat’s coat blends perfectly into the grassy surroundings as the warm African sun rises on another great day.

The proper term for a group of Meerkats is ‘mob’ or a ‘gang.’ It certainly is hard to believe such a cute little thing could be called such a threatening word. However, these sweet animals have enormous spirits and are incredibly charismatic. They live in mobs of between three and fifty members.

They will probably all be related. Each member does their part for the good of the family. They will help each other raise the young called pups. However, even the father will help raise the pubs. That is quite a rare thing in the wild!

If you were ever to join me on a beautiful private photographic tour, the likelihood of one of these furry friends jumping up on your head or camera is high. Everyone who meets a Meerkat instantly falls in love with their wonderfully inquisitive nature.

Meerkats, Suricata suricatta, are in the category least concern on the IUCN red list.

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1 comment for Meerkat Lookout Standing Up

  1. LUCY

    Fantastic photo and I love that golden light!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      The funny meerkats, they are so cute animals. Thanks so much Lucy.

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