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NIKON CORPORATION
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Nov 17, 2010, 4:42:37 PM
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Curious Eyes by DeniseSoden Curious Eyes by DeniseSoden
Meerkat
Happy Hollow Zoo
San Jose, CA
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ellen-tastic Nov 17, 2010   Photographer
He looks really sad. What a gorgeous photo~
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DeniseSoden Nov 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the compliment, though I do have to say it makes me sad when people anthropomorphize animals... he's not sad, that's just what meerkat faces look like.
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ellen-tastic Nov 17, 2010   Photographer
Well my apologies then--was just stating a relation to humanistic features that are dramatized through the photograph. One can admit that the eyes are looking searchingly towards the sky, no? Meh, maybe imagination is just taking over. Apologies for the offense, although do realize that it's human nature to humanize animals so as to better relate to them on a front where linguistic barriers are encountered. :)
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DeniseSoden Nov 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
No worries :) It is human nature to do so. It just hits a nerve with me when it implies that zoos are sad places.

And yes, he was looking toward the sky, as meerkats do to search for predators via air ;)

<3
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ellen-tastic Nov 17, 2010   Photographer
Oh, whoops- did not mean to imply anything of the sort! I think that bad zoos are sad places, but good ones are definitely happy places for animals. They are thus safe from the mean, evil, cruel people of the world. :)
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