Chat With Legendary Wildlife Photographers


Join Dereck and Beverly Joubert for a live Facebook chat, December 1, from 12-1 p.m. EST.

With Dereck shooting video and Beverly on stills, the Jouberts have captured unforgettably eye-opening scenes of the lives of big cats for more than a quarter century. (Photo by Beverly Joubert/National Geographic Creative)

Big cats used to be everywhere.

So did dinosaurs.

We may never get to see dinosaurs as living, breathing creatures, but we can still see, hear, smell, and feel the incredible power and beauty of the cats. That’s something to be thankful for.

Something else to be thankful for is the existence of people like Dereck and Beverly Joubert, who have dedicated their lives to recording and protecting Africa’s rapidly shrinking big cat populations. Their films and photographs have inspired millions, and the Big Cats Initiative they helped found has supported dozens of conservation projects on the ground throughout Africa and Asia. In the video below, you can see the impact those projects are having.

Join Dereck and Beverly for a live chat on their Facebook page Tuesday, December 1, from 12-1 p.m. EST. Ask them about their lives in the wild, the lions and leopards they have come to know so well, or the work of the other researchers and conservationists supported by the Big Cats Initiative.

Then, show your appreciation of wildlife and the work of conservationists and filmmakers around the world by including the Big Cats Initiative and the whole National Geographic Society in your #GivingTuesday giving-back.

We share the Earth with amazing creatures. Let’s keep it that way.

(Photo by Beverly Joubert/National Geographic Creative)
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