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The Knowsley Meerkats

 

I haven't been out with a camera for a while now so a few from the archives over the next few days.

Some years ago I went on a photo safari to Knowsley Safari Park near Liverpool with Wild Arena, http://www.wildarena.com/. Taking us into the pens and driving around the park with guides who knew both the area and the local inhabitants very well.

The Meerkats were their usual inquisitive selves, getting close to the photographers who were getting close to the meerkats. We were inside the pen and the electric fence had been turned off allowing close access.

The Knowsley Meerkats

 

I haven't been out with a camera for a while now so a few from the archives over the next few days.

Some years ago I went on a photo safari to Knowsley Safari Park near Liverpool with Wild Arena, http://www.wildarena.com/. Taking us into the pens and driving around the park with guides who knew both the area and the local inhabitants very well.

The Meerkats were their usual inquisitive selves, getting close to the photographers who were getting close to the meerkats. We were inside the pen and the electric fence had been turned off allowing close access.

comments (10)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 7 Dec 2007, 03:56
Look at how inquisitive that fella is...the one without the camera! I love it, Les. smile
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, although I think "inquisitive" could have applied to us all that day.
Very nice model pose. Great capture
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, he just couldn't take his eyes off the camera.
Great spot and capture Les
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment David, managed a few decent ones here.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Dec 2007, 10:16
I think that meerkat sees itself reflected in the lens smile I would like to see that guys picture he took at that moment.
Les Auld: So would I Louis, thanks for the comment.
Great shot, Les. Must have been a grand day out!
Les Auld: Thanks Dave, very enjoyable indeed.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 7 Dec 2007, 13:20
Oh what sweet little meerkats! I think he wants to take a picture with the camera too!
Les Auld: Thanks Kathryn, I can just imagine him snatching the camera and running off with it.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich. Windy and rain is forecast
  • 7 Dec 2007, 17:16
A great picture of someone taking a picture. This really made me smile!
Les Auld: Smile away Bill, thanks for the comment.
Great shot! I love the interaction between the two. Was this a special photographers` day? I ask because I know some of these places do that sort of thing. I keep meaning to find out more about our local animal parks. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn. The event was arranged by Wild Arena, if you click onthe link in the text it will take you to their site with details around the UK and safaris abroad as well.
Good to see him checking the lens for optical quality (or edibility) ;o)
Les Auld: Thanks Mike, I think it may have passed the test as well.
  • Ellie
  • UK
  • 7 Dec 2007, 22:30
What a cracking shot. smile
Les Auld: A great subject helps Ellie, thanks for the comment.

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