Soul of the Elephant

Elephants (Loxondonta Africana) charging in Botswana. Beverly Joubert/© Wildlife Films

Nature takes an intimate look into the lives of one of the world’s most intelligent and sensitive animals through the uniquely personal lens of extraordinary cinematic storytellers. Despite living in the wild in Botswana for 30 years, filming, researching and exploring the world they have come to know so well, award-winning filmmakers and conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert say they are often still surprised by what they come across on their journeys. Such was the case when the couple were exploring the backwaters of the bush one day and stumbled upon the skulls of two large bull elephants with their ivory tusks intact. To the Jouberts, this is always cause for celebration because it means the giants died of natural causes and not, for example, from poaching, snares or bullets.