WILD Elephants

Photographic art and conservation biology are a potent combination in this new book celebrating the power and beauty of the world’s elephants.

Photos accompanied by an informative text by leading conservation biologist Dr. Samuel Wasser and an introduction by bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson.

Winner! Silver Nautilus Book Award for Ecology & the Environment


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In Wild Elephants, Art Wolfe seeks to capture on camera just what makes elephants so special and so worth saving.

Legendary for their size and intelligence, elephants are one of the most charismatic of megafauna. That they are under siege from poachers is no secret, and the rapidity of their declining numbers is horrifying. However, amidst the steady stream of bad news, all is not lost. Ivory prices are declining, global education seems to be succeeding, and recent government crackdowns are beginning to stem the flow of illegal ivory.

While Wild Elephants features photographs of both African and Asian species, the emphasis is on the African savanna or bush elephant. Dr. Samuel Wasser’s informative text focuses on his current groundbreaking research on the impacts of the illegal trade in elephant ivory along with legal culling practices as a means of population control of this highly intelligent, tightly knit social species.

New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (When Elephants Weep) provides an insightful, emotional introduction.

Wild Elephants is a celebration of these wondrous gentle giants, of the renewed efforts countries are taking to protect their natural heritage, and of what we can do to empower local populations to safeguard the survival of a magnificent species.

  • Hardcover: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Earth Aware Editions (October 29, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1683833821
  • ISBN-13: 978-1683833826
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches
  • Print Option: African Elephant, approx. 8×10″, embedded signature & suitable for framing


Also available in German Sanfte Riesen: Hoffnung fuer die wilden Elefanten

  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 240 Seiten
  • Verlag: Frederking & Thaler Verlag GmbH; Auflage: 1 (21. Oktober 2019)
  • Sprache: Deutsch
  • ISBN-10: 3954163063
  • ISBN-13: 978-3954163069
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 31,5 x 3 x 31,7 cm

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 2 × 12 in
Book Editions