Submitted on Monday, July 05 @ 18:45:05 UTC by Admin The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project offers unprecedented filming opportunities at this unique in the world habituated / highly selective tolerance wildlife reserve.
Experience the magic of highly selective tolerance from ethically habituated UNFED UNHANDLED UNCAPTURED UNMARKED TRANSMITTER-FREE WILD AND FREE ROAMING wildlife, that will selectively tolerate your presence due to the highly selective trust gained after many years of patient observation and Neuro Linguistic Programming, using audio, olfactory and visual associative signals / codes to form a positive trusted association between the researcher and wildlife study animals.
Be surrounded by the majestic Great Balck Mountains blanketed in snow in winter to the North, and the marvelous colour changing Outeniqua mountains to the South- feel the energy captivated between these monumental embraces at The Meerkat Magic Valley, Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape of South Africa, a unique in the world wild meerkat / suricate / meerkats / suricates filming site.
***** NEW - Watch The Meerkat Magic Meerkat / Suricate Video / Film Diaries Hosted on YOU TUBE Below *****
The most recent video clips are hosted on You Tube above - please do add your comments and visit the main channel hosted on You Tube.
TO GO TO THE MAIN MEERKAT MAGIC VIDEO / FILM DIARIES CHANNEL FOR ALL THE CURRENT EPISODES AND TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE NOTIFICATIONS FOR THE LATEST UPLOADS AS SOON AS THEY GO LIVE - YOU CAN VISIT THE DIRECTOR CHANNEL OF GRANT M. MC ILRATH - A.K.A - THE MEERKAT MAN AT THIS LINK:
Smell the perfume from countless rainbow flowers as they vainly strive to embrace the cobalt dome above, the perfect filming weather for a wildlife documentary day!
***** The Meerkat Magic Video Diaries *****
The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project proudly brings you The Meerkat Magic Video Diaries filmed in The Meerkat Magic Valley Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa - read this page for video links...
The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project proudly brings you The Meerkat Magic Video Diaries filmed in The Meerkat Magic Valley Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa. The true, unedited, no pre-determined script, no post editing, the real behind the scenes and science with truly wild and free meerkats / suricates, unfed, unhandled, uncaptured, never marked and never fitted with tracking devices - filmed and narrated by Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man who has worked full time with wild meerkat / suricate in the wild since 1993 and is still doing this daily. The Meerkat Magic Video Diaries is the True story of the species, with real sounds, no music, and filmed as if the viewer was filming it themselves or standing there watching the event. You can watch the latest EPISODE at the following link...
Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man is a wildlife research biologist and conservationist and research education site owner who has been working with Wild meerkats / suricates full time in the field since 1993, and other wildlife. This experience is available to share with you. Grant has spent more time in the field observing Wild meerkats / suricates then anybody else in the entire world, and on two of the sub species in two different climate zones and eco-systems!
Most of the Wild meerkat / suricate films since 1993 have been made with his direct assistance either in the field or as a scientifc consultant, or are using his techniques, or past study sites (Meerkat Manor Series). Now you can experience your own wildlife filming experience right here in The Meerkat Magic Valley of The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project, totally unique in the world on a fossilised river bed system again unique in the Kelin Karoo / Klein Karoo!
Grant M. Mc Ilrath- A.K.A - The Meerkat Man filming Wild UNFED UNHANDLED meerkats / suricates / meerkat / suricate from The Ungulungu study group!
Professional photography/ filming
current rates and information: The
Meerkat Magic Conservation Project is the only place in
the world where anybody can watch this Wild
meerkat subspecies of the three recognised Wild
meerkat subspecies up close in the wild.
scientific research had been done on this Wild
meerkat subspecies, and The Meerkat Magic
Project was the first and only research
project to begin this in the world since
2000.The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project does the
only Wild meerkat Conservation in the world, and
is entirely self funded.
It has taken
thousands of hours and many years of passion and
dedication and cost hundreds of thousands of
Rands invested to get so close and gain the Wild
meerkats trust without feeding them or taming
them. Grant M. Mc Ilrath- The Meerkat
Man has spent over 12 years in the field of
meerkat behavioural research and made numerous
National and International films and
articles possible directly or indirectly as
a result of his Wild meerkat habituation
techniques, sadly his techniques are
sometimes not acknowledged by those who use them
and claim them for their own.
includes work with, BBC, National Geographic,
Discovery Channel and others.
Because of this
photography/ filming exclusivity the rates are
currently: (*) per picture,
irrespective of whether they will be used or
not, and (*) per minute of
video, again irrespective of usage, determined
after every visit. Secondly all images must have
an acknowledgement either beneath the image or
in the film credits of the following:
"Watch Wild Meerkats at
To find out what the current filming and photography rates are and availability for filming/ photography, please simply send Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man any questions by pressing the following link for an addressed e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant M. Mc Ilrath- A.K.A - The Meerkat Man (has spent more time then anybdoy else in the world studying wild meerkats / suricates in the field- currently over 12 years (2006)- is your guide) on a Sunrise Tour in The Meerkat Magic Valley of The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project in Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape of South Africa, giving a Live Unedited Wildlife Documentary presentation with The Ungulungu WILD UNFED UNHANDLED FREE ETHICALLY HABITUATED meerkat / suricate study group. The Meerkat Magic Conservation Project is the only place in the world, where guests can get very close to this sub-species of the three currently recognised WILD meerkat / suricate sub-species without disturbing them with The Meerkat Man on a Sunrise and Sunset Tour! Your visit helps fund the only Wild meerkat / suricate conservation in the world!
Once filming/ photography rates (*) and conditions mentioned above are
agreed to, photographers/ crews are able to get
even closer to the Wild meerkat study group, but
only according to Grant's judgement of how
the animals are behaving. It remains
Grant's decision to cancel any filming or
photography if he feels it is
impacting negatively on the behaviour of the
Wild meerkats. The standard Tour rate applies to
all photography/ film shoot
sessions (excluding any images/
film taken as mentioned above which are
charged separately from any Tours.)
filming purposes it is advised to allow for more
then a single visit, as wildlife is
unpredictable, and if certain sequences are
being looked for please let Grant know
ahead of time for the best advice on how to
possibly attain these images/ sequences.
For every 10
photographs taken, 2 more may be taken as a
bonus at no charge. For every 5 minutes of
filming one more minute may be filmed at no
charge. All fees are payable directly after the
Tour as cash payments only, if needed banking
facilities are available in Oudtshoorn, and we
can visit these directly after a Tour
Please do let me
know ahead of any Tour if any photography
or filming is planned according to the
conditions above. Of course if no photography or
filming is done, there is no fee for that!
You can find the current Tour information at the following link: Press here
You can find out more under the "Contact Us" menu, Department: "Filming Opportunities", by pressing the link here: Press here
You can view a few amazing filming images made possible by Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man, of two of the three currently recognised Wild meerkat / suricate subspecies in the world today, by pressing the link here: Press here
I have included a number of Testimonials from Cambridge University
and The University of Pretoria, Kruger National Park and a well known film
producer. Often my Wildlife habituation techniques have not been acknowledged in
research and films, but they use these techniques to allow them to get close to
These testimonials are just a reminder to all those who make
use of these techniques without acknowledging their original source, of the
intellectual property rights of these techniques, in the past and future with
regards to Wildlife habituation insights developed by Grant M. Mc Ilrath - A.K.A - The Meerkat Man for
very close and unobtrusive research on Wild animals.