This is the first time that I have ever released a photograph of a meerkat, and that is because it’s the first time I’ve managed to capture a strong enough portrait with the eye pin-sharp. I have tried many times before, but they move so quickly, and their eyes are so small – it is a challenge to nail the photograph sharpness-wise, and without sharpness there is simply no photograph.
I am pleased with this frame, there is soul in his face, and the termite mound provides a much needed sense of place; the termite mounds play an important role in the life of the meerkat — they provide a lookout post, and, perhaps most importantly, food.
When it came to titling the work, there was one obvious choice – Timon, after Disney’s Lion King character.
£250.00 – £1,150.00