National Geographic photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols gave the talk in the video above last year for National Geographic Live! talking about Africa’s most recognized animals—the lion and the elephant—in hopes of quelling human-animal conflict and saving the iconic creatures from extinction.
This is only one of a series of fascinating lectures by top National Geographic photographers including Joel Sartore: Saving the Arc and David Griffin: Visual Storytelling which we published in the past. All these lectures use photography as means of conveying a story about the state of many of different animals all over the world – many of them close to extinction.
The book Nichols talks about in the video is called “Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants, A Species in Crisis” and you can get it on Amazon for $35.
Tan’s story is just one of many you can find on LensVid’s photographers channel.