Saturday, April 18, 2009

Meerkat

A Meerkat striking a pose and soaking up the sun on a cold morning. This photo was taken at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. One of these days, I'd love to travel to South Africa and see them in their natural environment. Apparently, meerkats are believed to protect against werewolves. Good thing to know during the full moon...

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Edit: Fixed spelling of Meerkat (thanks Abby!)

22 comments:

Mike said...

Hmm, that doesn't look like just a mere cat :-)

i beati said...

I never heard that before amazing

Indrani said...

It seems to be concentrating on something. Good for you, you got a fantastic shot.

Snap said...

Aren't merecats fun?!!! I love watching the sentinels.

Coca Cutie said...

Ohhh!!
you so lucky! he is smeling you!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

How cool is that ?
Neat shot!

Tricia said...

Awww! So sweet & such a clear shot

kayleen said...

Great photo. The lighting is superb.

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Bryan said...

Hmm....it's nice to know there's a second option to the silver bullets.

floreta said...

love the posing. he looks quite noble and this is a great shot!

Manz said...

You used the lighting and shadows to your advantage and to enhance the image beautifully... my focus goes directly to that nose and eye - fantastic photograph.

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Dianne said...

a wonderful portrait! a fine profile :)

Karen said...

A very cool photo !!!

I love Meerkats .... they are such interesting animals ! :-)

Oskar said...

He's kind of cute!

Me and my puppies said...

Oh, I love watching Merekat Manor on Animal Plant. This one looks like "Flower". So cute.

T and S said...

Stunning pose Russ and the details are defining. Awesome

Russ said...

Thanks everyone! I spent all weekend practicing photography, and have a lot to catch up on!

Misty Dawn said...

Fantastic photo with great detail and lighting. He looks like he's perplexed and wishing to ask a question. hehe

Minie said...

great up close picture of merekat

Nicole said...

I really like this. I feel like it should be wearing a monocle or a pearl necklace. :)

Abby, your niece said...

cool! Did you know that's not how you spell meerkat?

Russ said...

Hi Abby! Thanks.

That is the problem with lazily trusting the web. I saw some stuff that used Merekat instead of Meerkat.

Good eye!