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BushCam Adventures attempts to share some of the amazing images, stories and insights that I've collected during my camera-trapping adventures.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

One Morning at the Suricate Den

Meercats (Suricata suricatta) generally live in the drier parts of Southern Africa and are much loved by almost everyone who comes in contact with them. They can be habituated to the presence of humans fairly quickly and didn't seem overly concerned when I set up a camera at their burrow. Within minutes of me walking away the first noses poked out of the ground to see what the commotion was about.

Meercats are entirely diurnal and my camera showed absolutely no activity between just after sunset and just after sunrise - when the following images were taken. It was a cold night, just above freezing, so the early morning sun must have been welcome. And, much like my household, the parents were up before the kids.

7:20 am - the first sign of life

7:24 am

7:30 am

7:31 am

7:32 am

7:33 am


7:35 am  


  1. Gorgeous! Great position for the camera.

  2. I think they like having their picture taken :). Great shots.

  3. That is absolutely brilliant!

    I'm still laughing at that series of pics...watching more and more of them popping out.