American Badger portrait

American Badger portraitAmerican Badger portrait – Nikon D300, f9, 1/640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

I thought I would share another American Badger portrait that I took back in May of this year on Antelope Island State Park in northern Utah. I was delighted to be able to photograph this badger up close and with prey because it isn’t often I have the opportunity to photograph these very wary creatures.

I had hoped to obtain more images of American Badgers this summer and while did see a few none of them were close enough to get high quality images. Maybe next year!

Life is good.



  1. Jane Chesebrough October 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Excellent shot, Mia, their reputation precedes them.

  2. Montanagirl October 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Superb shot, Mia.

  3. Patty Chadwick October 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I find these animals, and wolverines, fascinating…so really appreciate your wnderful portrait….

  4. Elephant's Child October 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Brilliant. And beautiful.

  5. Utahbooklover October 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Very nice portrait of this omnivor that doesn’t actually hibernate but does sleep a lot during winter (coming soon) I read on just now.

  6. Jolanta October 1, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Love this image, Thank you!

  7. Samantha Biobabbler October 1, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Oh, that’s so great. It’s loving to see them alive & kicking v. on the roadside, shall we say, sleeping. Delightful–thanks. Such interesting and surprisingly resilient animals.

  8. SkyHawker4 October 1, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Wow–wants a “kiss” but I don’t think so!!! Great closeup! thanks!

  9. Lois Bryan October 1, 2014 at 7:58 am

    what a cutie … fabulous capture!!!

  10. Liz Cormack October 1, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Fabulous shot! And to be so lucky to see one that close.

  11. Glen Fox October 1, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Love it! With this species you take what is offered and are grateful for the encounter!


  12. Bob Bushell October 1, 2014 at 5:45 am


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