As satisfying jobs go, being a wildlife photographer must be pretty gratifying. Cute animals, exotic locations, exotic diseases. But no, it must be fun. And that's exactly what this shoot looks like from British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas.
Burrard-Lucas travelled to the Makgadikgadi Pans, a national park consisting of salt pans in the north-east of Botswana. to take some portraits of those endearingly adorable African animals, meerkats.
Not only are they seriously cute, especially the way they stand on their hind legs to look for predators—and snuggle together—but this bunch were very curious too.
Writing on his blog, Burrard-Lucas says:
These meerkats are completely wild but over time they have become habituated to humans. This means it is possible to gain their trust and get really close to them. When people are around, these clever little creatures take full advantage of the situation and will sometimes climb on top of the nearest person for a better view out over the long grass. Sometimes they just decide that sitting on a warm human is more comfortable that sitting on the coarse sand!
He also got to hang with baby meerkats. BABY MEERKATS! They were only three weeks old and are pretty much the most adorbz creature you'll see today. Check out the pics from his time there, below.
You can see more on Will Burrard-Lucas' website.