Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert

Award-winning photographer & filmmaker. @dereckjoubert & I produce African wildlife conservation documentaries. More images at Natgeocreative.com

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When we think of climate change and its impact on wildlife, we often don’t consider species as well adapted to hotter habitats as the African painted dog. But these animals are also sensitive to the changes taking place on our warming planet. Rising average temperatures mean fewer hours in the day are cool enough for the dogs to hunt, impacting their ability to find food and the survival rate of young pups. It’s one more added threat for a species already endangered by habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict and disease. Climate change is here, its impacts are real and far-reaching – and it’s up to us to take action. #endangeredspecies #painteddog

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3 days ago

Singing the song of his pride into the wintery air. #okavangolions #thisismytrophy

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4 days ago

Even a coalition of young, strong males knows when it is best to give up a favoured, elevated resting spot and move on - gracefully of course. #thisismytrophy #okavangolions #Okavangoriverofdreams #limbo #knowyourlimits

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5 days ago

Deep waters can flow strongly and swiftly. For a little elephant, holding on to a tail during a channel crossing may not always be necessary, but it is a welcome comfort. #okavangoriverofdreams #paradise #botswana #thejoyofelephants

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1 weeks ago

The tusks of thousands of elephants burned in Kenya in 2016 - the largest ivory burn to date. These burns are controversial acts against poaching because of the high monetary value of ivory, and while Kenya didn’t expect this to end the poaching, it was sending out a strong message that elephants are worth more alive, and that Kenya was stepping up their war against those who traffic wildlife and wildlife products. Why not sell the ivory and use the money for the conservation of these animals? Well, these tusks are mostly from elephants illegally killed for their ivory which has been confiscated over the years, and Kenya refuses to make money from contraband. Also, ivory released for sale in the past ended up fuelling the demand and there was a sudden and extreme rise in elephant poaching which has cost countries countless more millions than were ever raised. Tanzania lost over half their elephant population in just 5 years. and Africa lost a whopping third of all elephants. Many people don’t know that elephants are killed for their tusks and believe that they fall out naturally. They don’t. Since this burn a number of important things have happened. China has banned the sale of ivory and while there is still illegal trade happening, prices have fallen dramatically and so has elephant poaching. However, in Southern Africa, where the world's last substantial elephant population remains, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe are calling for an end to the ban in trade of raw ivory and are planning to apply for these changes at the next CITES to conference, declaring that the money raised will be used for conservation and anti-poaching. #worldelephantday #worthmorealive #saynotoivory #kenyaivoryburn #whenthebuyingstopsthekillingcantoo

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2 weeks ago

The dominant male of the Tsaro Pride at Duba Plains in the Okavango surveys the wide-open landscape in front of him from an unusual perch. Duba's lions are known for their swimming prowess - essential in their watery environment and a skill that has made them highly muscular and some of the biggest lions to be found. Recently, we've noticed that these innovative lions are increasingly using trees as a vantage point from which to plan a hunt. The lionesses have become rather good at it. This male did not however, manage to descend quite as comfortably as he climbed up. Unlike leopards, lions' ankle joints have not evolved to grip branches - particularly on the way down and he ended up in a highly undignified tumble. This experiment in arboreal use may not have worked out perfectly for him, however seeing these lions constantly pushing their hunting strategies in this difficult ecosystem is promising for the future - a future that is increasingly precarious in a changing climate and shrinking habitat. It's promising because it shows that lions can adapt and learn to use their environment to their advantage. But judging from the fact that there are more statues of lions left in the world than actual lions, we know that we have to do all that we can to help these big cats - no matter how innovative they are. Ten years ago, together with @dereckjoubert , and @NatGeo , we set up the Big Cats Initiative as a long-term effort to halt their decline in the wild. To date, this has supported more than 120 innovative projects in 28 countries, all helping big cats and communities thrive. To learn more about the #BigCatsInitiative this #WorldLionDay or to help, please visit natgeo.org/bigcats. #Thisismytrophy

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2 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno. The dry lands of the Makgadikgadi are home to these very social, very smart little creatures. They may be fooled by certain birds but their collaborative nature ensures that they thrive in the harsh landscape. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert #meerkats

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2 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno They may be a highly endangered species but a painted dog alpha female can be extremely busy... #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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2 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno. Migrations into a land where the sky and the earth melt into each other. Zebras walk in their thousands through dust and hardship, driven by an ancient urge that cannot be ignored. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert #Makgadikgadi

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2 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno When the waters recede, remaining puddles are hugely important to countless individuals. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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2 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno Drying channels are excellent for fish-eating water birds. The shallow waters become fish traps and countless birds congregate to take advantage of this feast. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno A windfall for a young leopard. Leopards don't mind if meat is rather...matured, so finding a giraffe kill is absolute gold. There's no chance of dragging this into a tree though. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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2 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 3. Inferno When things heat up, the residents of the Okavango need to find relief from the scorching sun. Once again, water is what rules over every living thing in the Okavango - animal and plant. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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3 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo Crocodiles haven't changed much in aeons - they haven't needed to. They have the perfect camouflage, a metabolism that doesn't need feeding constantly and they use the Okavango's waters to their absolute advantage. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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3 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo. The advancing and receding waters are the key to this phenomenal array of life - but, with so many predators around, it is essential to know how to fight for your life and use the water to your advantage. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Limbo #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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3 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo. A coalition in their prime. These Okavango Lions are amazing individuals, massively strong and impressively focused. Working together just means that they are that much more of a force to be reckoned with. But even coalitions can struggle to find and keep a territory. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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3 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo. The constant movement of huge elephants create pathways and channels through reeds and vegetation, allowing access to new areas for numerous other smaller species. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo Territory is important and has to be defended, sometimes viciously. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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3 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo. Huge herds of buffalo abound. They are water dependent animals so won't be found too far from a water source. What does that mean for the big lion prides when the Okavango waters recede? #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #Limbo #Inferno #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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3 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Part 2. Limbo. With changes in vegetation comes changes in wildlife. Buffalo herds move with the green grass and water but the lions are left in their territories and they may have to change their hunting techniques... #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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3 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 2. Limbo. The Okavango is constantly in flux. It is a place of extremes - of floods and droughts, and the wildlife can ebb and flow with the waters. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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4 weeks ago

Isn't that amazing? An intricate weaver's nest, built from grass and tree fronds and reinforced with plastic. What's especially amazing is just how far our reliance on throw-away plastic has gone and the impact that it is having around the world. While we need to focus on a fast-changing climate, rapidly increasing human population and concurrently decreasing wild habitats, this should be a relatively easily solveable problem to tackle. Join us in pledging to reduce your use of single-use plastic and let's move towards a greener, more sustainable future. https://greatplainsconservation.com/pledge/ #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreeforever #taketheplasticpledge

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4 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Part 1. Paradise. The advancing and receding waters are the key to this phenomenal array of life - but, with so many predators around, it is essential to know how to move as fast as possible through a swamp. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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4 weeks ago

Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Part 1. Paradise. Check your TV listings for our brand new three-part documentary that will soon be showing on Nat Geo Wild internationally and slightly later on PBS for US audiences. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 1. Paradise. It may be paradise, but the Okavango is always challenging to those who live there, and everyone needs to know how to swim! #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Episode 1. Paradise. Wilderness and oxbow lakes as far as the eye can see. The Okavango is in many ways, a true paradise. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Part 1. Paradise. The advancing and receding waters are the key to this phenomenal array of life - but dangers lurk. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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Coming soon...Okavango: River of Dreams - Part 1. Paradise. We have been following the #OkavangoLions for many years - and they still astound us. #Okavango #RiverofDreams #Paradise #natgeowild #PBS #DereckandBeverlyJoubert

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing ? What world will you inherit? Well that, is not for you as a budding lion king to decide. It’s up to us. As they say, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or, learn from it. Step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing ? Keep your kids close, and love them. Male lions who spend a lot of time with the pride and play with cubs have many eyes on the look out for interlopers. They get more food and they develop bonds with their sons. This is important because one day the boys gang up on you and demand their inheritance (read King Lear by some guy called Shakespeare ). When they do this, it is good to understand their moves and to buy yourself a little more time as King. You can step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing ? Stick with your pride. They are your lifeline and they will literally put their lives on the line for you. Solitary living may be all very well for leopards, but living with others has its distinct advantages in the security, food and grooming services! Step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing ? Pick your high ground. Male lions and Lion Kings, pick high ground, to keep cool but also to LOOK cool. Later in life manes will aid this visual display. Manes flags sending a signal to other lions that they are in residence, that the territory is taken and that the resident King is fit and healthy and ready to fight. Step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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Plastic is everywhere - absolutely everywhere - and it is impacting the planet in a massive, negative way. It's time to move away from our reliance on singe-use plastic and move towards a cleaner, more sustainable, less destructive future. Will you take the Pledge with us? https://greatplainsconservation.com/pledge/ #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreeforever

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing ? Pick your shade. Male lions develop manes. In Africa, that means they are hot! I don’t mean sizzling sexy hot, I mean heated up, exhausting, hot and if lions could sweat (they can’t ) they would be dripping, But they do pant. Male lions are about 12% hotter than females because of these dark manes. But don’t, DO NOT, EVER shave. That mane is vitally important. Step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing ? When you are King, be careful to find time for yourself, to roll and relax, to roar at the dawn and to terrify young lions. Because male lions sleep about 16 hours a day and usually wake up around meal times, which is when the ladies might have killed something. Step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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How do you become a #RealLifeLionKing ? Be nice to your sisters! They know how to hunt when the boys are young and a little flat footed! Most hunts are completed by females, especially in the young and nomadic phase. Step up for #FutureLionKings and help to invest in #LandForLions https://greatplainsfoundation.com/lionking/ #RealLifeLionKing #LionKing #Disney #LionRecoveryFund #GreatPlainsFoundation

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