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Photographer Became A Handy Lookout Post For Cute Meerkats

U.K.-based photographer Will Burrard-Lucas became a convenient lookout post during his photo shoot in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana, Africa. He spent six days capturing the life of this charming started to get more and more curious and fascinated with Burrard-Lucas’s camera. While the babies were playing with followed their photographer’s body to get themselves higher up and scan the horizon for potential dangers. It seems that as meerkats get more and more familiar with humans and their non-threatening nature, they don’t mind using humans as handy lookout posts to see if any real danger looms on the horizon. You can never be too careful and vigilant in the African wildlife when you’re as small as these little guys. Will Burrard-Lucas is a professional wildlife photographer who is especially fond of photographing the wildlife in Africa, which he has been doing for the past few years. He is also well-known for using innovative technology in his work to get the most out of the often dangerous work of capturing wildlife photos. He’s the creator of the BeetleCam, a remote-control buggy for DSLR cameras, and a founder of Camtraptions Ltd. Source:
haha wow! amazing
@dillonk i don't know what to say... I guess the song spells it right out for you.. :P
@nokcha like I would miss a cute animal card! ;)
@ameliasantos10 @imliz @Sjeanyoon I think we have all had it explained to us, hahahaha. Looking back it's pretty obvious --> "Hakuna matata, means know worries for the rest of your day" are literally the lyrics. Hahaha
@nokcha you are never too late hahahahahaha especially for cute animals cards ahahahah
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