One of the first entries received for our November Photography Competition is this great shot of a Meerkat (also known as suricate) submitted by Jennifer Peers – thanks so much for sharing this with us Jennifer, its very special!
Meerkat adults take it in turns to stand on guard finding a convenient spot where they can watch for predators, such as eagles.
If danger is sighted, the “guard” gives a warning bark, and the meerkats flee to the safety of their burrows. While sentries keep watch, other meerkats take care of the young …
Meerkat Photograph by and © Jennifer Peers (South Africa)