Mother Badger with Ground Squirrel

Photo of a mother badger returning to her den with a ground squirrel in her mouth.

American Badger, Yellowstone National Park

Several photographers, including myself, waited for an hour or more for this mother badger to return to her den.  It was close to sundown when she returned with this live ground squirrel.  She was moving through the sagebrush at a fast pace.  The conversation going on got me distracted from what I was doing.  I hadn’t increased the ISO as it got darker.  The result was that I shot this at 1/320th of a second.  The badger is just bordering on being blurred.


About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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4 Responses to Mother Badger with Ground Squirrel

  1. Nice job capturing the moment. I always enjoy watching wild animals hunt or feed.

  2. Charlotte Crackbon says:

    Looks fine to me Jim, very interesting shot with Mom taking dinner to family. Charlotte

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