Monday, October 29, 2012

Meerkat newbies....


I've been pretty keen to get out to the Zoo  and have a peek at the baby meerkats who made their public debut a couple of weeks ago. So yesterday after the camera market we zipped out there to have a peek. Oh soooo cute! I find the meerkats such characters anyway, the way they pose when it's their turn to 'keep watch', but the babies, oh my they are adorable!! I did notice though when I downloaded the pictures that they seem to have a bit of a raw patch around the ear area and wondered if there had been a bit of 'scrapping' going on, or if it was simply where Mum picks them up by the scruff! If I had noticed it at the time I would have asked one of the many Docents who are so very helpful with queries, with all the children that visit the Zoo, there are many, many questions! Hope that you had (are having) a good Sunday, take care..p.s I bought a sweet lens at the markets a DA 40mm F2.8 check it out, got it for a great price too, looking forward to trying it out.....

34 comments:

  1. Oh, what little cuties they are!! Great shots! I always love my trips to the zoo particularly in the spring when the little ones begin to show up!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!!

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  2. There is a TV series about meercats on one of our nature channels. They are very entertaining. Nice photos of the cute babies.

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  3. Sweet! And it's always nice to add a lens to the line-up. That one looks like it might be a good portrait lens.

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  4. These animals are not in Italy...very beautiful view of nature! Arianna

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  5. How tiny and cute they are! Looks like their mama is caring for them nicely.

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  6. How cute!!pretty pictures of sweet little creatures!

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  7. Ride with mom is funny... :)
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  8. Sweet! Never seen the babes before!
    Sorry about my silence, I seem to spend my weekdays working and my weekends sleeping...

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  9. Los Suricatos son animalitos super-simpáticos y, realmente, fotogénicos.
    Preciosas Imágenes.
    Un abrazo.

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  10. Those are real sweeties, Grace.

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  11. Such cuties!

    I suspect, of course, that they can get up to all sorts of mischief if they put their minds to it....

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  12. Of course...but they're so adorable, how could anyone be angry with them?

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  13. Looks to me the raw patches are from a bit of rough and tumble.

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  14. They are cute little animals especially when they stand up on guard. We recently saw some at the Western Plains Zoo.

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  15. they are adorable. have become quite interested in these creatures since seeing Meerkat Manor a few years back.

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  16. I LOVE meerkats and these photos are adorable. Such cute little creatures. They really are so much fun to watch. I remember many years ago seeing a Smithsonian Institute film on meerkats where someone actually lived with a pack in Africa until they accepted him in the group. His film of them was so interesting. At the beginning of the film, they said if you have any cats in the house while you are watching this, they my get interested in the TV because meerkats make a sound that cats are attracted to. Sure enough, 15 minutes into the film, the cat had back then made his way into the room and sat in front of the TV, part of the time sitting up on his back legs and watched the show along with me. It was such a treat to see.

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  17. They are truly one of the most interesting animals to watch.

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  18. What joy. Never seen before. Thank you for this adventure. Please have a good new week ahead.

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  19. Furry babies. Any furry babies! What a great way to spend a day!

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  20. Awwwwww, I want some. They are so cute. That's a tiny lens.

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  21. They are so cute. I love that last photo.

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  22. so cute in your shots! A mongoose lives in our parking garage, and the Bougainvillea are all about here as well, dear

    Aloha from Honolulu
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  23. Tu as passé une belle journée photos et fais un bel achat pour ton appareil :)

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  24. I agree Grace. The meerkats are fascinating little creatures. The always seem so curious. Looking forward to seeing some photographs with your new lens. It would be great if you could let us know which photos you take with it.

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  25. What sweet photos - I have missed seeing your photos - going to have a week of relative calm before the next trip, so am going to try to pop in on everyone for a quick visit! These babies are so cute!

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  26. I think cute has been used..How bout they are darling!

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  27. Such sweet photos, they have the same name in dutch meerkat.

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  28. Son hermosos estos animales!!Imágenes muy dulces.Hermoso tu blog!

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  29. Meerkats are way too cute! :-)

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  30. They are adorable!!! I love the last pic. Momma? says that's enough. And off they go:)

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