This is our largest terrestrial carnivore and secretive and principally nocturnal animals, making it a bit of challenge to photograph away from the urban setting. There is a great deal of research and controversy around badgers and the possible spread of bovine TB.
This image took months of preparation to get the badgers in local wood used to my presence before the bluebells came into flower. Night after night sitting in the freezing, pitch darkness resulted in a couple of usable images when spring came around. Not wanting to alter their natural behaviour I then left them in the peace of their woodland home. This a project I intend to repeat soon.
Location: County Antrim
Photographer: ©Geoff Campbell Photography