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Photographer of the Year Competition

Photographer of the Year – 2016 Winners

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• More than 10, 000 photographs submitted
• Over 7 million pages viewed
• No fewer than 200, 000 votes cast by our community

Click here to read the full round up of the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016

The 2016 winners of Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year are:

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

See the photographer’s notes here

Audience favourite (winner of most votes)
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Illusions by nature in the Namib Desert, Namibia ©Gal Zanir

See the notes on the audience vote here

Category winners:

1. Wildlife
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A hornbill and a hare in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ©William Walldén

See the photographer’s notes here

2. Traditional Culture
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A Maasai warrior teaches his son about the stars ©Robin Stuart

See the photographer’s notes here

3. Travel
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The surreal landscape of the sulphur pools at Dallol in the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia ©Trevor Cole

See the photographer’s notes here

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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