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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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This focus on biological sex differences turned out to be woefully inadequate, as a group of Harvard-affiliated researchers pointed out earlier this year. By analyzing more than a year of sex-disaggregated COVID-19 data, they showed that the gender gap was more fully explained by social factors like mask-wearing and distancing behaviors (less common among men) and testing rates (higher among pregnant women and health workers, who were largely female).

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