U.K.-based photographer Will Burrard-Lucas became a convenient makeshift lookout post for meerkats during his photo shoot in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana, Africa. He spent six days capturing the life of this charming meerkat family when the babies started to get more and more curious and fascinated with Burrard-Lucas’s camera. While the babies were playing with their newly-found toy, their parents followed their instincts and started using the photographer’s body to get themselves higher up and scan the horizon for potential dangers.
It seems that as meerkats get more and more familiar with humans and their non-threatening nature, they don’t mind using humans as handy lookout posts to see if any real danger looms on the horizon. You can never be too careful and vigilant in the African wildlife when you’re as small as these little guys.
Will Burrard-Lucas is a professional wildlife photographer who is especially fond of photographing the wildlife in Africa, which he has been doing for the past few years. He is also well-known for using innovative technology in his work to get the most out of the often dangerous work of capturing wildlife photos. He’s the creator of the BeetleCam, a remote-control buggy for DSLR cameras, and a founder of Camtraptions Ltd.
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