Lucky shot.

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Ground Squirrel colony on a South African wind farm.

1 in 2500. Sometimes getting the shot is a mixture of patience and editing. Recently on a survey project in the Eastern Cape we found two Meerkat colonies and six Ground Squirrel colonies. My object was to get an image of either species in their burrow. I set up a GoPro on the timed shot mode. This image was quite literally 1 in 2500. Yip, 2499 photos of a hole in the ground, then just one little nose poking out. Next time I will habituate them for 5 days before placing the camera.

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