10/04/2014 09:31 BST | Updated 10/04/2014 11:59 BST

Adorable Meerkats Use Photographer As A Lookout Post (PICTURES)

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas got a little more than he bargained for on his recent trip to the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana.

Burrard-Lucas spent six days photographing a meerkat family - and not only were the babies were fascinated by his camera, but their protective parents used it (and him) as a makeshift lookout post:

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Check out more of the adorable pictures below - including Burrard-Lucas's stunning shots of his furry friends. You can see more of Will’s photos in his Meerkat blog post.

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(Via Laughing Squid)