Conditions were so perfect for these two shots – particularly the first, which rewards clicking on for a larger view – that it was almost as if the Meerkats had been positioned under studio lights. They were, in fact, both taken outdoors, with shutter speeds up to 1/2,000th sec. All that was needed was for the Meerkats (always such fun just to sit and study) to pose obligingly. And that they always do.
Canon 1Ds, MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/1.300th sec, f/7, 400mm at ISO 400
Canon 1Ds, MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/2,000th sec, f/7, 400mm at ISO 400 (slightly under-exposed)