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Run for Cover
Photograph by Mattias Klum

Meerkats hightail it to the closest bolt-holes and burrows when a member of the group voices an alarm. Barks, trills, growls, and peeps vary by threat. One sound signals the approach of a martial eagle, another warns that a cobra slithers nearby. The louder the call, the closer the danger—and the faster the meerkats react.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Kodak Ektachrome 100
Lens: Nikon 600mm f/4.0
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Straight afternoon sunshine
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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