Juvenile Badger Photos


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

Pair of American Badgers drinking from a stream photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Pair of American Badgers drinking from a stream

A reflection of a Juvenile American Badger at a stream photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Juvenile American Badger at a stream

Juvenile American Badger on a log photographed by Jeff Wendorff

American Badger on a log

Juvenile American Badger crossing a stream photographed by Jeff Wendorff

American Badger crossing a stream

American Badger trotting on a hillside photographed by Jeff Wendorff

American Badger trotting on a hillside

Pair of American Badgers walking along a dead tree photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Pair of American Badgers on a log

American Badger swimming across a stream photographed by Jeff Wendorff

American Badger swimming across a stream

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.

 

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  1. Charlie

    Jeff,
    I really enjoyed the June baby wildlife workshop. Up until then, my only exposure/knowledge about badgers came from Mickey Roarke’s book “Honey Badger”
    which led me to believe that extreme caution would be required around any badgers. I must admit, the baby badgers were cute, curious, fast and fun to observe and to photograph.

    Can’t wait to join you again for another workshop. Thanks again for a fun time and for a wonderful photo experience.

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