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The name Cape Ground Squirrel is somewhat misleading as it actually has a much wider area of habitation, it is found in most of the drier parts of southern Africa from South Africa, through to Botswana, and into Namibia. Colonies of up to 30, led by a dominant female, live in burrows which sometimes shares with suricates and mongooses. Like suricates, they stand upright to spot danger, before dashing for cover.
Male Cape Ground Squirrel (Xerus inauris), Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 300 mm, 1/500 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 100
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Comments

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Fascinating animal and information Konstantinos, great capture, kind regards, Mark.

  • Thanks a lot Mark, I am glad you you like the info too, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot Konstantinos!

  • Thank you very much Istvan!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 3 years ago

    Awesome and funny capture. Well timed Konstantinos

  • Thanks a lot Robert, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Lovee the way you used the backlighting, well done partner!

    2 DAY 2011/04/13

  • I am so glad you like it sooo much Maggie, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Navigator
    Navigatorover 3 years ago

    What adorable little creatures! Very nice capture! They remind me of the creatures in the American Southwest who all stand at their burrows like this and pop down the hole at the first sign of intruders. I think they’re called Meercats. I have to look that up. But this is a great capture!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago


    3 WEEK 2011/04/14

  • Thank you for accepting Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 DAY 2011/04/14

  • Thank you for accepting Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting Larry!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting David!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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