In June 2018 I was asked to join the brilliant One Show wildlife team on a shoot in the Scottish Borders.
The story followed an award-winning photographer and his acceptance into his local badger family of the course of many years.
I was tasked with filming the natural history shots of the Badgers during the sync shoot for this story, the final film TX'ed in July 2018.
Badgers are the UK's largest land predator. They are members of the Mustelid family, related to Stoats, Weasels and Otters.
The Badger is a relatively common creature across woodland and farmland habitats, but its nocturnal and habits make it elusive to catch a glimpse of, let alone film!
Badgers live in large family groups in a burrow system known as a 'sett', these setts are often dug into wooded slopes, with multiple entrance holes for the badgers to use. Setts are given away by the large earthworks surrounding them, however other great signs are churned up moss used for bedding and communal latrines in small pits nearby.