I’ve been photographing American Badgers at my workshops for a long time now and every time we do, I say to myself, “I’m really tired of these guys!” and every time something cool happens. This summer there was a twist because they had baby badgers for the first time and they were so crazy fun to photograph! OMG, they are cute and photogenic.
I also learned a couple of things. They grow quickly. American Badgers are near their full size in about 4 months. Secondly, they actually are quite friendly and even playful when you raise them by hand. Who would think that!
Interesting American Badger Facts
- huge fore claws measure 2″ (5cm)
- weighs up to 8.8 – 26.4 lbs (4-12 kg)
- born blind and have thin fur on the skin
- babies are called Kits, Males are boars and females are sows
- collective nouns for badgers include: cete, colony or a company
I don’t care for those collective nouns and so I declare that a dig should be the new name for a group of American Badgers. What say you?
American Badger Photos
American Badger Photography Portfolio
I’ve photographed the American Badgers a lot as I said before. If you want to see them in the water or snow, or digging or growling I have that shot in my portfolio. You can find all of my American Badger images in my online portfolio. You can order prints or license images for your own needs. You’ll find the portfolio…HERE.
Wildlife Photography Workshops
I lead photography workshops all across the country and several times a year, I work with a company that raises wildlife for movies and photographers. We usually have the opportunity to photograph American Badgers. You can find out about my Wildlife Photography Workshops…HERE.