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A book that challenges us to change the way we think about elephants, and encourages us to take action to help save them.

This book showcases Larry Laverty’s passion for African elephants, and helps raise awareness for current and future conservation practices.

An impressive photographic journey into the world of the African elephant, from the savannahs and deserts, to the rivers and jungles.

Elegant photographs positioned alongside revelatory text illuminate one of nature’s greatest and most interesting species.

Beautiful full-colour page design, complemented by unique photographs and high-quality format makes for an intriguing coffee table book.

Book Details

Publisher: LID Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9991871-4-2

FORMAT: 318 x 241mm

Bookbinding: Hardback

Number of pages: 176


Larry Laverty is a photographer, actor and mountain climber. Larry has had countless photographs utilized by conservation groups around the world. As a photographer, his years of experience as an actor and filmmaker, as well as his years as an athlete, enable him to bring a heartfelt and intimate perspective to his images of wildlife. Larry is American and resides in Oakland, California.


Of all of Africa’s charismatic wildlife, it is perhaps the elephant that stirs the most passion. A decade of poaching has reduced the population by a third, but there are still reasons to be optimistic for this unique animal’s future. This timely and beautiful book by Larry Laverty – through thoughtful text and stunning images – shows just why the elephant is cherished by so many and why that deep affection may just be what saves it.

Dr Tim Davenport, Director, Species Conservation (Africa), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

This book is upsettingly good. It is deeply moving as Larry Laverty makes you think hard about who these extraordinary individuals and families are. The photographs are extraordinary, each and every one. Each frame inspires, and each left me hard pressed to move on to the next, imbuing me with memories of times on another continent when I was a child and spent time with a captive elephant who never knew such a life.

Ingrid Newkirk, Co-Founder and President, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

I’m always thrilled when I meet people who love elephants like I do. When I first met Larry, I could tell he is deeply in love with elephants and his perfect photos show this. Even if you know nothing about elephants, this book will help you understand their lives, and I am sure that you will come to love them as Larry does and I do.

Norah Njiraini, Research Assistant, Amboseli Trust for Elephants, Kenya

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