conservation photography

Lysander Christo

polar bears

Svalbard, Norway

“The melting ice is the hourglass by which we measure the remainder of our time on this earth.” —Lysander

Starving Polar Bear in Svalbard ©Lysander Christo

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Hey everybody! Just started an Instagram feed (link below) hoping to get the message out for our film,

Our next book will be out soon: LORDS OF THE EARTH The Entwined Destiny of Wildlife and Humanity.



walking thunder film

Hi. My name is Lysander.

I guess I've been involved with conservation photography and filmmaking my entire life. I've traveled with my parents throughout East Africa and I've watched how so much has changed over ten years. I'm proud of our film, Walking Thunder.  Please visit the film website to learn more about elephants. Here are a few testimonials.

“The film ‘Walking Thunder’ is an outstanding achievement. The time and talent dedicated over a 10 year span has resulted in a mesmerizing portrait of the wild Africa that still remains, despite increasing pressure from both the wildlife trafficking trade and the ever-growing human population. We must do all that is in our power to ensure that these incredible animals can remain in their habitat whilst ensuring that the human animals with whom they share the continent can also survive in dignity.”
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE
Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

“It’s a passionate film about the fate of Africa’s elephants, made compelling because it’s through eyes of 13-year old Lysander.”
—Stuart Pimm. Duke University Extinction expert