BBC Wildlife Magazine - - British Wildlife Photograph­y Awards 2017 - Cat­e­gory spon­sored by Shet­land Na­ture

Eurasian bad­ger Me­les me­les Der­byshire, Eng­land

In 15 years of work­ing with bad­gers I’ve never seen one sit out in the open to have a scratch. I was con­cealed be­hind a tree and down­wind so it was es­pe­cially nice that the mustelid had his back to me, demon­strat­ing just how in­con­spic­u­ous and in­con­se­quen­tial my pres­ence was.

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