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Meet The Photographer Beloved By Meerkats

If you ever wanted to be friends with Timon from The Lion King, Will Burrad-Lucas will make you jealous.

Meet The Photographer Beloved By Meerkats

Wildlife photographer Will Burrad-Lucas uses technology for innovative ways to capture those moments we love to see of animals in their natural habitats. One of his latest projects was on meerkats in the Kalahari desert, Botswana, where the animals got so used to him, they decided he would be a great lookout post!

The video at the bottom is a behind-the-scenes of his shoots and is well worth a watch. The full gallery for this project can be found here, but here's a taster!

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Photos: Burrad-Lucas Photography

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Green Or Gone

Tracking The Asian Fishing "Armada" That Sucks Up Tons Of Seafood Off Argentina's Coast

A brightly-lit flotilla of fishing ships has reappeared in international waters off the southern coast of Argentina as it has annually in recent years for an "industrial harvest" of thousands of tons of fish and shellfish.

Photo of dozens of crab traps

An estimated 500 boats gather annually off the coast of Patagonia

Claudio Andrade

BUENOS AIRES — The 'floating city' of industrial fishing boats has returned, lighting up a long stretch of the South Pacific.

Recently visible off the coast of southern Argentina, aerial photographs showed the well-lit armada of some 500 vessels, parked 201 miles offshore from Comodoro Rivadavia in the province of Chubut. The fleet had arrived for its vast seasonal haul of sea 'products,' confirming its annual return to harvest squid, cod and shellfish on a scale that activists have called an environmental blitzkrieg.

In principle the ships are fishing just outside Argentina's exclusive Economic Zone, though it's widely known that this kind of apparent "industrial harvest" does not respect the territorial line, entering Argentine waters for one reason or another.

For some years now, activists and organizations like Greenpeace have repeatedly denounced industrial-style fishing as exhausting marine resources worldwide and badly affecting regional fauna, even if the fishing outfits technically manage to evade any crackdown by staying in or near international waters.

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