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COBE Alumnus, Larry Laverty, Works to Save African Elephants

photographer Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty in Uganda 2018 while photographing elephants.

Following the completion of his two degrees at Boise State University (finance ’84 and political science ’85), Larry Laverty went on to a 30-year career as an actor, appearing in numerous television shows and movies. He also wrote a newspaper column for five years for the MacArthur Metro serving Oakland, California.

For the past five years, however, Laverty has turned the camera to elephants in Africa. He has focused on saving the remaining elephants through the use of photography. Laverty’s images have been utilized by numerous international conservation organizations and decorate the homes of wildlife lovers. Laverty is also producing his first table-top photo book “Elephant Sunrise” which will be published by the end of 2018.

Laverty often speaks to groups about the plight of Africa’s wildlife and will be a featured speaker at the Free the Elephants International Conference in Portland, Oregon, April 27-29, 2018.

For more information and to view some of his photographs of elephants see Larry Laverty Wildlife Photography on Facebook.

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