The Last Lions: NatGeo Photographers Tell an Urgent Story
By Maria Popova
Last month, National Geographic photographers Beveryly and Dereck Joubert took the TED stage to share some moving lessons from big cats and pull the curtain on the making of The Last Lions — their beautiful and urgent documentary about the dangerous fate of the lions in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, told through the story of one lion family. Though the film is only screening in theaters across New York, LA and DC, the remarkable book of the same name is now out and an absolute, albeit unsettling, treat.
Bittersweet and poignant, The Last Lions is a stride-stopping story of urgency and hope, reminding us of our duty to honor and protect these powerful yet surprisingly fragile beings of poetic pride and mythic magnificence.
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Published February 22, 2011