Playful meerkats joke around with photographer: pictures

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Man or look-out tower? These playful meerkats don't seem to know the difference.

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas made some furry friends on his recent trip to the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

Burrard-Lucas spent six days photographing a meerkat family.

The amusing animals were not one bit bothered by the photographer's close proximity. In fact, they were rather fascinated by his camera, even using it as lookout post.

***EXCLUSIVE***MAKGADIKGADI, BOTSWANA - JANUARY 2014: Will Burrard-Lucas takes a photo while a Meerkat perches on his lens on January 2014 in Makgadikgadi, Botswana.THESE adorable Meerkats used a photographer as a look out post before trying their hand at taking pictures. The beautiful images were caught by wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas after he spent six days with the quirky new families in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana. Will has photographed Meerkats in the past and was delighted when he realised he would be shooting new arrivals.PHOTOGRAPH BY Will Burrard - Lucas / Barcroft MediaUK Office, London.T +44 845 370 2233W www.barcroftmedia.comUSA Office, New York City.T +1 212 796 2458W www.barcroftusa.comIndian Office, Delhi.T +91 11 4053 2429W www.barcroftindia.com

One of the curious creatures even tested his own photography skills.

Have a look at all the hilarious photos below. You can see more of Will's stunning photos in his Meerkat blog post.



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