So it has been fairly quiet around here this week with the Santa Ana's blowing, fires to the north, and everything is very dry. Was out in our local mountains and saw something moving on the hillside so I climbed up to see exactly what it was. Was pretty surprised when an American Badger poked its head up and looked at me. Wish I had a slightly shorter lens on at the time but really wasn't expecting to see either a badger or anything that close, lol. Very accommodating and I got to spend the next hour or so observing from a bit further away.
1DX MK II 600 f/4L II w/1.4X III 1/2500 : f/10 : ISO 1000