Photos of South Africa

Meerkat photo by Jennifer Peers

Updated Wednesday, 9 January 2019

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)

Meerkat Photograph by Jennifer Peers

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