Nat Geo Filmmaker Searching for Elephants, Caught in Massive Sandstorm

While shooting in Mali, West Africa for the National Geographic Channel’s Great Migrations series, filmmaker Bob Poole and his crew were out searching for an elusive group of migrating desert elephants. But what they found was so much bigger. The crew got caught in a sudden and massive sandstorm that makes the desert of Africa look like the surface of Mars with red dust flying everywhere. For 4 hours the sand blocked out the sun.

Bob Poole said, “this goes down as the wildest thing I have ever seen in my life.”

Watch it for yourself HERE.

Early next year, we’ll be out searching for elephants in the remote jungle of the Democratic Republic of Congo. While we probably won’t run into a massive sandstorm like this one, we’re excited about what we might find.

Learn more about our expedition, and help us save some of Africa’s threatened elephants by visiting


~ by epicocity on September 22, 2010.

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