Welcome to Wild In Britain, an occasional and irregular photo journal of my encounters with all types of wildlife in the British Isles. All species featured on the site are wild, and all photographs are the copyright of Ben Locke. For prints and licensing click here. Please also take a look at my main site BenLocke.co.uk
The Wild Boar is one of my favourite mammals in the UK, and I'm fortunate that I live in the place that currently has the greatest population. This is one of my more recent shots, taken moments after the boar had spent some quality time rolling around in a muddy wallow. I recently spent some time making a short film with the BBC Natural History Unit for inclusion in Springwatch 2013, which is due to be aired this evening on BBC2.
*update* - the film has been re-scheduled for another show. Not sure of the date yet.