After I had come back up a trail in The Grand Teton area, I noticed something off to my left as I was headed back. He/she was half in and half out of a hole and was completely stationery staring right at me. I was only about 25 feet away. I knew I should just keep right on moving but was able to get some photographs. I continued on at a more rapid pace keeping an eye on this huge badger and was thankful that he/she was in a good mood. One needs to be very vigilant while on trails.