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On duty

By mars
Went to take some pictures of local meerkats today at Tropiquaria in West Somerset.
This one was on duty, while the rest of them viciously played together on the floor, snarling away at each other, mouths open with rows of very sharp looking teeth.
The babies were so tiny about 6 inches tall, they were all scratching away at the ground and themselves....and all the time this one remained on sentry duty looking from left to right and all around, he was very obliging when I called him and looked straight at the camera !

Tags: Meerkat Wildlife and nature

Voters: davey_griffo, scrcortes, HobbitDave and 9 more


davey_griffo 10 213 165 England
6 May 2011 9:18PM
What did you call him? Smile

They give you a very level, wide-eyed gaze, unflinching, & not a sign of fear. You'd think that they were bigger & more capable of putting up a fight.

Great shot. I like the eye contact.

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6 May 2011 9:24PM
This is a cracking sharp image, M. My favourites. Beautiful eyes. You did really well here! Excellent.
videotec 11 8 United Kingdom
6 May 2011 9:41PM
It's HIM--compare the Market .Com---LOL
Very nice image, I love the way they stand upright.
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
6 May 2011 9:51PM
So cute, what a great shot...........Sandy
7 May 2011 11:31AM
so iconic lovely little animals super shot
Love these little critters. Brilliant capture. Smile
mikan 8 Romania
10 May 2011 9:53AM
nice capture
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
22 May 2011 9:01PM
A splendid shot of this handsome young fellow, love the alert pose

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