Vince Burton Photography

Meerkat manor

Meerkats, or suricatta suricata are one of my favourite subjects.

They are a small member of the mongoose family found in the African deserts. They are highly sociable and live in extensive burrow systems. At least one member of the group acts as a sentry from a high vantage point. The black hair around their eyes enables them to scan the bright sky for predators.
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