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Copyright: Stephanie Loh (greenpinkorange) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 94 N: 415] (1789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Tamron AF55-200mm F/4-5.6 LD MACRO Di II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-10 1:59
Viewed: 4801
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Vision: Color. The dark eye markings act like built-in sunglasses.

Feet: Non-retractable claws. Four toes.

Ears: Closeable.

Height: 12 inches (30 centimeters).

Weight: 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms).

Light-absorbency: Called the "Solar Panel Of The Animal World," meerkats use their dark-skinned, sparsely furred bellies to warm up.

Taxonomy: Members of the mongoose family.

Tail: 8 inches (20 centimeters) long and used as a tripod to balance the animal in an upright position.

Activity: Diurnal (active during the day).

Life span: 12 to 14 years.

Society: A group of meerkats, usually five to thirty members, is called a "mob" or a "gang."

Home range: Southern Africa/Kalahari Desert

Dwelling: Grass-lined burrows that are shared with ground squirrels and yellow mongooses.

Toilet: Common latrine used by all members.

Transience: Mob moves several times annually if food supply is depleted.

Competitiveness: Meerkats are very territorial and will fiercely defend their home from other meerkat gangs.

Helpfulness: Various adults will baby-sit the youngsters while the mother feeds.

Precociousness: Sexually mature at one year.



Meerkats can be pets! I didn't know that!

I want one!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-10 2:56]

Hello Steph!
Great shot.
Good composition.
Sharp and detailed.
This Meercat looks different to the ones you get in English zoos!
Well done,

hi stephanie
good picture
nice pose and great details
picture a little bit shallow

aleks ;)
best regards

What a pose Stéphanie! It is its leg or tail? This is an excellent composition with great exposure and details. They look so mischievous... They must do funny pets, I didn't know that. Thanks!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-09-10 5:17]
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Hi Step
Great composition .Sharp image and nice details.Welcome back
TFS Michel

This is an excellent shot! Sharp, correct exposure, beautiful composition.
Best wishes,

Haha, Steph,
that's soooo cute, I love his funny face so much, a fantastic shot, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Stephanie,

Life is cool, I see!
Very good shot spontaneous and expressive.
Thank you for sharing


Ah! Comme il est beau, magnifique, quelle prise il te regarde et se prélasse. Superbes détails et belles couleurs.

You definitely spent the time setting this shot up nicely. The position and light situation are excellent.I have not really ever read much about a meercat, so these are good notes.Nice to see you post.Be careful what you wish for:)


Thank you for the name of this animal.

You shoot is very nice.


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