20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A meerkat sentry

A meerkat sentry. as tipical behavior of meerkats, an adult, in an elevated position, the top of a shrub in this case, is monitoring land and sky, looking for potential dangers for the meerkats' family (raptors, snakes and carnivores) whilst the family is looking for food.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Vittorio Ricci