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You're in the Land Rover, observing elephants from a safe, respectful distance. It's a hot, hot day in the African bush, and the windows are down. But what's this? Suddenly, you've got company! An elephant trunk is nosing around in your luggage for some water. Nothing new to Beverly and Dereck Joubert, the wildlife writers and filmmakers who get up close and personal with elephants of all sizes, experience their complex social structure, and witness first-hand their deepest emotions. Through Beverly's stunning photographs and Dereck's engaging narration, readers can follow the plight of a trapped baby elephant, discover the compassion of these gentle giants, and learn of the threats they face. The Jouberts take readers face to face with the elephants as they come under attack from lions...and from mankind. Learn how to help protect these animals and prevent shrinking herds being driven into ever smaller parcels of land.
About the Author
Dereck Joubert is an award-winning filmmaker/photographer and naturalist who leads a life of adventure that most people can only imagine. For more than 25 years, he and his wife, fellow National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Beverly, have made the African wilderness their home, dedicating their lives to understanding and protecting its majestic creatures. They have numerous Emmys and a Peabody for their movies. In addition to their filmmaking, Dereck has written many articles and books for National Geographic. Beverly Joubert is an award-winning filmmaker/photographer and conservationist from Botswana who has been filming, researching, and exploring in Africa for more than 25 years. Together with her husband, fellow National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dereck, she has produced many articles for National Geographic and other scientific journals, as well as more than 20 films and 10 books. They have initiated several conservation projects, including the Big Cats Initiative to save the planet's endangered big cat species.