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.

4 comments:

  1. It thought for so long.

    Problem unsolved.

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  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...

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

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