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Suricata suricatta

Posted by
daniela scharnowski (Berlin, Germany) on 7 October 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

or meerkat /Erdmännchen.
They are without question some of the cutest fellows ever - this guy here is standing guard for his group - always scanning the surroundings for possible predators. In the berlin Zoo, all indoor enclosures have skylights with milky glass, so the animals do get the daylight rythm and do not totally depend on artificial light sources.
However, the above meerkat had an interesting pattern to observe the field - up, left, right, up, and so on. He held any position for a couple of seconds, very good guard.
The focus isn´t so spot on here - thick glass ;]
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EURO TRIP UPDATE
Chris has put together a rough outline agenda. Please let me have your feedback!!
Suggested Location - Prague... Good photographically, cheap air flights and accommodation, no need for cars
Friday
Get there when you can, then an informal evening meal as a "Meet and Greet"
Saturday
Breakfast followed by a 30 minute talk on suggested locations/ideas by local expert (Which, of course, you can ignore!!) In groups, or solo, do your own thing, however,at 6PM, hand in your 2 best shots of the day, I will data-project them, and there will be a friendly competition for the prestigious "Aminus3 European trip-Photographer of the Year - 2011"!!!!!
We will all then go to a local restaurant for food 'n booze!
Sunday, breakfast followed by a free day-do whatever you like.

If you are interested, please drop a note onto this board.
forum.aminus3.com
This is unbinding at this stage, but will give me indicative numbers so that I can start to negotiate group rates in hotels.

PENTAX K-x 1/60 second F/0.0 ISO 800 120 mm

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PENTAX K-x
1/60 second
F/0.0
ISO 800
120 mm

suricata-suricatta
animal
takumar
120mm
m42
smc
zoo
2010