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Meerkat Gang

Meerkat Gang
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Copyright: Edgar Serrano (eserrano) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 29] (296)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-17 11:37
Viewed: 4919
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The meerkat is a small mammal and a member of the mongoose family. It inhabits all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and South Africa. A group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang", or "clan". The clan can grow to be up to 20 meerkats at a time, or more. Meerkats have an average life span of 12-14 years.

Picture taken at the Houston Zoo.

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To eqshannon: Thank you for your kind wordseserrano 1 10-18 07:39
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Hello Edgar,
They give some really nice poses here, all different posture from the others!
I like the composition and the fact they are three,
Sharp fine details and excellent colours!
Pablo -

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-17 12:26]

I like these animals and I like to see pictures with meerkat.
Your picture is well composed, with great detail and sharp. Thanks!

A far better than usual zoo picture Edgar. The colour, contrast and composition are excellent.

Hi Edgar,

You have certainly captured these Meerkats doing what Meerkats do - it could have been taken in the Kalahari. Really nice grouping and an interesting composition, which works really well

Kind regards,


How in the world did you get lucky enough to have them all looking at the same time. What a nice image and capture..redundancy built in:-) Very nice and good to see they are appearing well cared for. You are Blessed by Him in not only your words, but apparently your photographs.

Voilà de charmant mammifères qui semblent bien sur leur garde.
Bonne journée.

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