By: Beverly Joubert(Illustrator), Dereck Joubert(Author), Ian Khama(Foreword By)
208 pages, 300 colour & b/w photos
"If the eye expresses life and soul and what lives inside, leopards are the eye of Africa, linked through a connective nerve directly to what this continent means and symbolizes." – Dereck Joubert
National Geographic filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert have worked with dangerous wildlife in Africa for years. They have produced more than 20 award-winning films, as well as some of the most beautiful wildlife photography in existence, and their conservation efforts have included establishing game reserves and regrowing rain forests. Eye of the Leopard is a visual celebration of these beautiful cats, the country they call home, and two photographers with a lifelong passion for photographing them. Upon finding a mother leopard and her three-day-old cub, the Jouberts capture the remarkable beauty of one leopard's life and follow her gripping story as she battles to survive and complete her own life's journey into motherhood. Their documentary of the same title won them their fifth Emmy Award for Best Achievement in Science, Nature, and Technology.
" [...] the film version of this documentary won an Emmy Award. When you see the book you will know why!"
"The photos and text in Eye of the Leopard are nothing short of remarkable, both uplifting at times and heartbreaking at others. It's easy to get lost in the hundreds of breathtaking black and white and full color photographs, all of which transport you to the wilds of Africa."
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Multiple Emmy Award–winners Dereck and Beverly Joubert, recently nominated to be "Explorers-in-Residence" at the National Geographic Society, are filmmakers, photographers, writers, and conservationists. Their goal is to enhance conservation. Working with the National Geographic Society and based in Botswana, the Jouberts have managed to influence both policy and perceptions of the wild for more than 25 years.
Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama is the president of the Republic of Botswana.
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