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Photographer of the Year – 2016 Winners

The 2016 Photographer of the Year winners are:

Photographer of the Year overall winner

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A Maasai warrior teaches his son about the stars ©Robin Stuart

Category winners:

1. Wildlife
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A hornbill and a hare in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ©William Walldén
2. Traditional Culture
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A Maasai warrior teaches his son about the stars ©Robin Stuart
3. Travel
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The surreal landscape of the sulphur pools at Dallol in the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia ©Trevor Cole

The finalists

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An elephant bull walks to the water in Amboseli National Park, Kenya ©Pieter Ras
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Children create a makeshift house in Motsoaledi informal settlement, South Africa ©Ilan Ossendryver
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A young baboon strikes a pose in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania ©Jacques-Andre Dupont
A honey badger at Cubitje Quap waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ©Willem Kruger
A honey badger at Cubitje Quap waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ©Willem Kruger
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A hyena gets caught in the rain ©Nick Rabjohn
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Shining a light on the Milky Way in Spitzkoppe, Namibia ©Ben McRae
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A male lion in the twilight of his reign in Kruger National Park, South Africa ©Craig Hayman
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An underwater dancer in Protea Banks, a top dive site off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa ©Pier Mane
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A rainy day for a lion in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ©Panos Laskarakis
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Greener pastures for a white rhino in a private game reserve in South Africa ©Mark Winckler
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A black eagle takes a branch to its nest in Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, South Africa ©Ernest Porter
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A lioness prepares to hunt in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ©Roie Galitz
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