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Hello Wild traveller,

In 1997, scientist Dr Philip Stander discovered a small pride of lions in the heart of the desert. What began as a study soon turned into a lifelong commitment to the preservation of these animals. The new Vanishing Kings book is a world-first glimpse into the secret world of desert-adapted lions. Take a peek inside the book with this video. Inspired by the images? Wild Card members can sharpen their photographic skills with photo crits and take a photo trip with Heinrich van den Berg and Jaco Powell.


Take a peek inside 

Dr Philip Stander reveals how big cats survive in a harsh environment with never seen before photos from the Namib Desert. His carefully researched insights shed light on this predator's unique survival strategies.

 Wild Card offer on Vanishing Kings 

The ultimate book on the desert lions of the Namib is now available at a special pre-publication rate. 
Vanishing Kings: Lions of the Namib Desert is a unique record of an elusive predator in an unusual environment.
This book brings together two decades' worth of research into the lives of a small population of desert-adapted lions in the Namib, the oldest desert on our planet. 
Pre-order now

 Pre-order before 10 March for only R650

Save R50 | Delivered to your door | R100 goes to desert lion conservation 
         Click here to order

More special offers for Wild Card members

Kgalagadi Self-Drive – First Edition  
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Game Drive Mammals – Revised and Updated  
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Photo trips

Chongwe and Liuwa Plains
15-23 May 2018
Tour leaders: Heinrich van den Berg and Isak Pretorius
More info
29 Oct - 4 Nov 2018
Tour leader: Jaco Powell, author of Kgalagadi Self-Drive
More info

Photo crit of your images

Sharpen your skills with feedback from a pro. Upload a collection of your nature images and receive a crit by way of a personalised video with tips and feedback. Read more


Dr Philip Stander has devoted two decades of his life to studying the desert lions of Namibia. Will and Lianne Steenkamp are film makers of the internationally acclaimed documentary, Vanishing Kings. Together they have created a book that is the first of its kind. Read more
With over 30 books published, HPH Publishing is synonymous with conservation and nature photography. They specialise in high quality natural history books with exceptional photography. Click here to read more about their publications. Heinrich van den Berg is a well-known wildlife photographer and publisher. 
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