Monday, March 7, 2011

Mere thoughts....

Captured in National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka

This furry mammal known as Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) is a member of the mongoose family. It is a desert dweller living in packs which can contain up to 50 members. Its iconic posture is standing on its hind legs to scan the surrounding for predators.

I found this very thoughtful creature in a cage with three other adults and a baby. It seemed to be reflecting on the free world that lay beyond the confines, inside which it was put for an uncommitted crime.


  1. It thought for so long.

    Problem unsolved.

  2. That's truly a thinker. Fantastic capture!!
    I like to go to zoos, but feel guilty in the same time because I feel sorry for the animals...

  3. You've captured the thinking look of the Meerkat...:-)