One photographer has spent months setting up trail cameras and tracking the whereabouts of badgers and foxes on a protected island in Denmark. Finally, he got the footage and shots he wanted.
If you're unfamiliar with Morten Hilmer, he's ex-Danish Special Forces turned wildlife photographer and has one of the most tranquil and enjoyable photography YouTube channels on the platform. Not only is he somewhat of an expert when it comes to an outdoors life and the love and preservation of nature, but he's a fantastic wildlife photographer to boot. His YouTube videos are often behind-the-scenes looks at his wildlife and nature shoots in Denmark's wilderness. There's a refreshing quietness to them as he takes breathtaking shots, in this case, of badgers.
A lot of our readership is based in the United States — and I don't want to start a war — but if there's one thing Europe has over the U.S. it's the attractiveness of our badgers. The black and white stripes, long snout, and dopey eyes make the European badger look like a Disney character compared to the war-torn looking rage machine in America. That said, even these chubby cartoon characters on this continent can be utterly vicious. They are not at all common to see and finding their dens takes a lot of searching or prior knowledge. So, sit back and enjoy as Hilmer captures this Danish badger den in the morning light.