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Photographer of the Year 2022

Photographer of the Year 2022 – PRIZES

Proudly sponsored by Hemmersbach Rhino Force and Natural Selection

Entrants compete for the coveted title of 2022 Photographer of the Year.

We are open for entries from 1 February 2022 to midnight on 30 April 2022. Judging will take place during the month of May 2022 and the winners will be announced end May 2022.


The winner will receive a cash prize of USD5,000 and the two runners-up will receive a cash prize of USD2,500 each


On safari in the Khwai Private Reserve, Botswana with our CEO 

The overall winner (plus partner) and the two runners-up (plus their partners) will enjoy a group safari with our CEO Simon Espley and his wife Lizz.

This ultimate private safari will include 5 nights all paid in Khwai Private Reserve, Botswana in two of Natural Selection’s camps –  Little Sable and Hyena Pan – with a night at the extraordinary Skybeds. This group of eight will enjoy exclusive access to a fantastic sunken photographic hide.

Khwai Private Reserve is a 200,000-hectare pristine wilderness of floodplains, natural pans and forests of mopane and leadwood trees – teeming with wildlife. The reserve borders the Moremi Game Reserve to the south, and Chobe National Park to the east – both of which are part of the larger Okavango Delta World Heritage Site. Our winners will explore this stunning area on game drives, bush walks, mokoro (subject to water levels) and in the underground photo hide, and the emphasis will be on experiencing a safari like few get to do. Expect a few surprises along the way…

This sojourn with other talented photographers is likely to have winners reminiscing for the rest of their lives! Read about previous winner safaris here: 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018.

Dates (five nights): Arriving 27 August 2022 and departing 1 September 2022.

Transport: Winners must organise their own transport to and from Maun International Airport in Botswana, and overnight costs in Maun (if required). Africa Geographic will sponsor the transfers to and from Maun and Khwai Private Reserve.

Costs: Africa Geographic covers all costs of the trip from departure from Maun to Khwai – excluding gratuities and items of a personal nature.

WATCH: Little SableHyena Pan and Skybeds

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