Big Cat Week Google+ Hangout: A Life Among Lions

Dereck and Beverly Joubert have lived in the bush among the beasts for decades, capturing big cats in all their tenderness and power. (Photo by Beverly Joubert/National Geographic Creative)
Dereck and Beverly Joubert have lived in the bush among the beasts for decades, capturing big cats in all their tenderness and power. (Photo by Beverly Joubert/National Geographic Creative)

Since the 1980s, National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert have captured some of the most eye-opening and enlightening big cat footage in the world (see photos and get stories from throughout their career).

Ever watched something about the long standing rivalry between lions and hyenas? That was them.

Ever seen a water buffalo chase down lion cubs? Them again.

Do you feel that there’s one particular leopard you know better than the rest? Her name is Lagadema, and you have the Jouberts to thank for that one too.

Their dedication to recording and sharing the lives of Africa’s big cats is matched only by their dedication to protecting them. As co-founders of the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative, they’ve started one of the most successful and results-based conservation projects around.

Now, as part of Big Cat Week on Nat Geo Wild you can meet the Jouberts online. On December 3 at 1pm ET, join Dereck, Beverly, and other big cat experts for a live video chat via Google+ —> Read More Here

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