Big 5s

Beverly Joubert

Photographer / Film-maker

“Spending time with rhinos is both emotional and inspiring. I like getting down low on the ground to elevate their stature against the sky. They are obviously lumbering and big, and it would be cooler of me to say that I prefer something like the naked mole rat, but I think Africa is epitomised by large iconic mega fauna and predators.

Rhinos need all our attention. Right now, our biggest drive is to reveal their glory and beauty, and also the atrocities being handed out to them. We don’t have the luxury of much time at the rate they are being hunted and poached, chopped down and burned out, so every image stands out, not just as a reminder or record for the future generations, but also as a warning. With rhinos being poached at a rate of one every seven hours, our camera lenses that caress them now may save them later.

We have spent our lives filming predators so lions, leopard and cheetah would definitely be on my list, and now with elephants under threat, with close to 100 been poached every day, they certainly are on my list as well.

I feel there are so many beautiful animals that I have enjoyed photographing and been in their space, from Sable antelope, the most regal of all antelope, in my opinion, turning massive muscular necks that glisten with health and vitality, to zebra doing everything on an amazing backdrop in the desert or leaping, fighting, running through the dust at sunset or swimming the Mara River, all with their dazzling stripes. And then there are all the babies: the warthogs that spin in circles ridiculously; day old impala fascinated by butterflies; lions cubs with bobbing heads and steel grey eyes looking out at the world for this first time.”

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Photo by Beverly Joubert

My Big 5

    Rhino
    Lion
    Leopard
    Cheetah
    Elephant

Beverly Joubert

Photographer / Film-maker

“Spending time with rhinos is both emotional and inspiring. I like getting down low on the ground to elevate their stature against the sky. They are obviously lumbering and big, and it would be cooler of me to say that I prefer something like the naked mole rat, but I think Africa is epitomised by large iconic mega fauna and predators.

Rhinos need all our attention. Right now, our biggest drive is to reveal their glory and beauty, and also the atrocities being handed out to them. We don’t have the luxury of much time at the rate they are being hunted and poached, chopped down and burned out, so every image stands out, not just as a reminder or record for the future generations, but also as a warning. With rhinos being poached at a rate of one every seven hours, our camera lenses that caress them now may save them later.

We have spent our lives filming predators so lions, leopard and cheetah would definitely be on my list, and now with elephants under threat, with close to 100 been poached every day, they certainly are on my list as well.

I feel there are so many beautiful animals that I have enjoyed photographing and been in their space, from Sable antelope, the most regal of all antelope, in my opinion, turning massive muscular necks that glisten with health and vitality, to zebra doing everything on an amazing backdrop in the desert or leaping, fighting, running through the dust at sunset or swimming the Mara River, all with their dazzling stripes. And then there are all the babies: the warthogs that spin in circles ridiculously; day old impala fascinated by butterflies; lions cubs with bobbing heads and steel grey eyes looking out at the world for this first time.”

Photo by Beverly Joubert

My Big 5

    Rhino
    Lion
    Leopard
    Cheetah
    Elephant

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