Sunday, 10 July 2016

Badgers bath time

 The badger, a beautiful, clean animal that deserves a respected place in our countryside. Do you know that badgers are toilet trained from birth. They have a latrine well away from the sett and cubs are taught to use it.
If water is available they will bathe often and are very good swimmers.

Badgers can often be seen grooming themselves and just because they appear to be scratching all the time it is not to rid themselves of fleas but a method of keeping their coat in good condition.
Now where did I put that towel.

These pictures were taken at the members evening at the British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield, Surrey.

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Mike Attwood - Photographer

About Me

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Evacuated during the second world war to a village in Yorkshire where I lived in the home of a good photographer for more than five years who taught me the basics and a great deal about nature. Well past retirement age I have been a wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Red Kites have been my speciality for much of this period. I did spend several years snapping wheelchair athletes and organizing the British Road Race Championship. In the year 2000 I was awarded a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society for my portfolio on wheelchair athletes. Most of my pics are digital, using Sony cameras and Sigma lenses. I used to spend many weeks each year with friends in Wales which is close to the Elan Valleys where I got many of my raptor pics. I now get these pictures more closely to home, specially red kites and peregrines. I support my pension by selling my pics, cards, coasters, fridge magnets and key rings etc. at craft fairs, something I wish I had done much earlier in life. I give illustrated talks to clubs and societies on wildlife and other branches of photography that I have been involved in.