Kalahari, South Africa

A Meerkat is standing upright, looking at the African sunrise in the Kalahari. The soft warm light of the sunrise creates a beautiful silhouette of the animal’s body.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 25 April, 2022

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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: 1/8000s
  • ISO: 3200
  • Focal Length: 200mm

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

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Good morning, beautiful Kalahari. It is time to wake up, and the African sun rises. The Meerkats emerge out of their den. The soft light of the sunlight creates a beautiful silhouette. This small Meerkat is standing upright between the lush green bushes, enjoying the warmth of the African sunrise.

Adoring The African Sunrise

With its vibrant orange-reddish colors, the sunrise spotlight this Meerkat. It seems this animal stares into the light. The left leg is a bit lifted to get a tad higher. What can be out there? Right, predators, which hunt Meerkats. In short, it is better to always have a watchful eye on the habitat.

What’s more? Meerkats need to be careful. Their predators are such as jackals, snakes, and birds of prey like hawks or eagles. Therefore, every family has sentries. They watch over the area while the other family members forage for food and babysit the meerkat pups.

Meerkats, Suricata suricatta are listed as the least concern on the IUCN red list.

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1 comment for Meerkat Standing Upright Looking At The African Sunrise

  1. Hanneke

    Beautiful, love the backlight ❤️, fabulous Anette!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      I was lucky that I had just turned around when I saw this sweet little pup. Thank you, Hanneke. 😀

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