Photographer Gets The Shoot Of A Lifetime With These Adorable Baby Meerkats In Botswana

April 9, 2014

Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas traveled to the Makgadikgadi Pans region of Botswana to photograph some of the most charismatic (and cutest) creatures in Africa – baby meerkats!

These three week old meerkats are completely wild but over time they have become habituated to humans. This means it is possible to gain their trust and get really close to them. When people are around, these clever little creatures take full advantage of the situation and will sometimes climb on top of the nearest person for a better view out over the long grass.

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Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas

Like this curious little guy...

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Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas

Slightly added elevation here.

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Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas

Now this is more like it. This human head is a perfect post!

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Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas

Hold it steady please.

baby meerkats
Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas

"Trying to photograph animals that jumped on me whenever I got too close was certainly a challenge."

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Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas

Ah that's the shot!

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Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas

Cuteness overload.

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Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas

"Uh oh, I think I see Mom"


Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas

Mom is back, keeping her babes close for...

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Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas

Snuggle time!


Credit: Will Burrard-Lucas

For a behind the scenes look at this project including lots of amusing meerkat antics, watch this quick 2 minute video:

Visit Will's website and follow him on Instagram for more amazing photos!

Source: blog.burrard-lucas.com

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