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“WILD SUPREME” Photo Exhibit Opens in NYC

A new exhibit of photographs by NG Explorer-in-Residence Beverly Joubert brings the majesty of the wild into the heart of Manhattan, and draws attention to the plight of big cats in the wild.

Beverly and her filmmaker husband Dereck were on hand to discuss the images and their conservation efforts at the opening of the “WILD SUPREME” exhibit at 340 Madison Avenue, New York City on June 6. The show will be open through September and a silent auction of Beverly’s photos raised money for the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative.

The Jouberts are next headed to Washington, D.C. for the world premiere of their new film “The Unlikely Leopard” followed by a reception at National Geographic Headquarters on Sunday, June 10. (Get more details and purchase tickets.)

After that, they will be joining in the activities of the 2012 Explorers Symposium. You can add your voice to the conversation on Twitter by using #explorersweek and following @NatGeoExplorers.

In the gallery above, see photos from the opening of  “WILD SUPREME”, as well as images featured in the exhibit. Then learn more about lions in the wild and help us Cause an Uproar for Big Cats!


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Andrew Howley is a longtime contributor to the National Geographic blog, with a particular focus on archaeology and paleoanthropology generally, and ancient rock art in particular. He is currently beginning a new role as communications director at Adventure Scientists, founded by Nat Geo Explorer Gregg Treinish. Over 11 years at the National Geographic Society, Andrew worked in various ways to share the stories of NG explorers and grantees online. He also produced the Home Page of for several years, and helped manage the Society's Facebook page during its breakout year of 2010. He studied Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He has covered expeditions with NG Explorers-in-Residence Mike Fay, Enric Sala, and Lee Berger. His personal interests include painting, running, and reading about history.

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