The elephant population in Zakouma National Park in Chad plummeted from approximately 4,000 in 2005 to just 450 in 2010 due to massive poaching. After an intensive anti-poaching program was implemented, elephant numbers stabilized and calves started to be born again in 2013. This image is from The Last Animals.
Aswan, Egypt: Joe and Ran reflect on their adventure at it's spectacular final location: the impressive ancient temple complex at Abu Simbel. This image is from Egypt with the World's Greatest Explorer.
A pair of Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana) scale high cliffs in Israel's Judean Desert. This pair are a mother and kid - the kid is only a few days old and already has the skills to navigate the vertical cliffs, which in places are hundreds of feet high. Large numbers of ibex are attracted to the Ein Gedi Reserve by the presence of a wadi - a rare water source in the desert, which flows at the bottom of a steep ravine. This image is from Hostile Planet.
Statue of Amehotep III. There are more known statues of Amenhotep III than any other pharaoh. A team of archaeologists discover the first new tomb to contain a body since the tomb of Tutankhamun. This image is from Egypt's Sun King Secrets & Treasures.
Portrait of a meerkat (Suricata suricatta) as it pauses in-between digging for grubs and insects in the Kalahari Desert. Insect-eating diggers, meerkats concentrate on beetle larvae, the larvae and pupae of moths, butterflies and flies, and harvester termites, crickets, spiders, scorpions, and other invertebrates that are buried or hidden. They can dig through their own bodyweight (around one and a half pounds) in sand every few seconds. This image is from Hostile Planet.
Director Kate Brooks before the ivory and rhino horn burning in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, in 2016 in which 105 tons of ivory was destroyed and 1.35 tons of rhino horn. This image is from The Last Animals.
The elephants living around Lake Chad are unique to the Sahel; they inhabit the desert, moving between water sources. in 2016 The Great Elephant Survey announced there were fewer than 650 elephants remaining in Chad. This image is from The Last Animals.
The so-called Colossi of Memnon surrounded by fields. Until recently they were all that remained of Amenhotep III's mortuary temple at Kom el Hetan. A team of archaeologists discover the first new tomb to contain a body since the tomb of Tutankhamun. This image is from Egypt's Sun King Secrets & Treasures.
In 1977 there were 22,000 elephants in Garamba National Park. Today there are less than 1,200 and the park is the last stronghold for the largest population of elephants in the DRC. Garamba was the last place the Northern White rhinos lived in the wild, disappearing not long after Joseph Kony, the leader of the The Lordâs Resistance Army, moved into the park. This image is from The Last Animals.
Dolomites, Italy: A golden eagle. For golden eagles in the higher latitudes of the planet, winter is often the hardest time of year. For some scavenging from carcasses is the only way to survive the harsh conditions. In some populations less than 50% of golden eagles will make it through their first winter. Golden eagles are one of the fastest animals on the planet and a supreme mountain hunter. There are populations across all Northern Hemisphere mountains ranges. They are well-adapted to hunting in such terrain; telescopic eyesight means they can spot prey from two miles away and a seven-foot wingspan allows them to soar up to 100 miles in a day in the hunt for food. This image is from Hostile Planet.
The rising Earth is about five degrees above the lunar horizon in this telephoto view taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft near 110 degrees east longitude on December 24, 1968. This image is from Apollo 8: The Mission that Changed the World.
Ethiopia: A male gelada, Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Despite their large canines and powerful bodies geladas pose no threat to humans. Over many years they have been studied by scientists so this population are well-habituated to humans. They are a unique mountain monkey, spending their entire lives on the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia. For protection they will spend the night on cliff ledges, venturing up into the dawn sunlight to warm up before they begin feeding. This image is from Hostile Planet.
The recently re-erected Colossi of Amenhotep III at the North Gate of his mortuary temple at Kom el Hetan. In a newly excavated tomb, archaeologists discover at least thirty mummies. This image is from Egypt's Sun King Secrets & Treasures.
Garamba National Park is one of Africa's oldest national parks and one of the deadliest for both elephants and rangers due to the number of militia and poaching groups operating in the park. This image is from The Last Animals.
Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center at 7:51 a.m. EST. Frank Borman commanded the crew of the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission. James Lovell served as command module pilot and William Anders was the lunar module pilot. Apollo 8 was the first crewed Saturn V launch. This image is from Apollo 8: The Mission that Changed the World.
A mamba strike is known as the 'Kiss of Death'. The strike from a mamba is so fast and its fangs so short and fine, a bite is almost imperceptible. In Africa it's believed that up to 20,000 people die from snakebites each year and the most feared serpent of all is the Black Mamba. This image is from Predator in Paradise.