National GeographicNat Geo Wild


Award-winning filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert set out 30 years ago on a quest to get close to big cats. Big Cat Odyssey chronicles their meticulous work over three decades of filming, photographing and documenting the behaviour of big cat species in Botswana. They follow lions and leopards through Africa’s harshest climatic extremes, gaining unprecedented access and catching some of the most extreme cat sequences ever filmed. An entire lion pride battles a large buffalo to down the beast. A blood feud erupts when scavenging hyenas move in on the kill.

Leopards creep from the bushes to hunt and retreat into the trees before falling prey to larger killers. Beyond the blood and gore lies a stark reality: Big cats kill to live and live to kill.