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🌟📷 And the winner is… 📷🌟

It seems impossible to believe, but the moment we have all been waiting for is finally here: it is time to reveal the winner, runners-up and highly commended images for Photographer of the Year 2023!

Over the four months of the competition, we received well over 7,000 entries, 361 of which were selected to feature in our weekly galleries. Given the exceptional standard of photographic talent on display, choosing the best of the best was a formidable task. We are incredibly proud of this year’s gallery of champions – congratulations to you all!

I want to extend our thanks on behalf of teamAG to each and every photographer who shared their celebration of Africa with us. Every year, we comment on what a privilege it is to be treated to such a display of artistry, patience, dedication, good fortune and technical mastery of the photographic craft.

Last but not least, leopards may not be able to change their spots, but they may inherit them. In our story below, fascinating research reveals what genetic conclusions we can draw from leopard pelage patterns.

Jamie Paterson – Scientific Editor, Africa Geographic

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Congratulations to our champions! See the winning image, runners-up and highly commended entries from Photographer of the Year

Story 2
Research shows that leopards inherit their patterns of rosettes and whisker spots from their mothers – an exciting finding in leopard genetics


Are you yearning for a travel fix but not sure where to start? Find inspiration for your unforgettable safari getaway from our featured experiences below:

Chitake Springs – Mana Pools – 6days/5nights – from US$ 4,130 per solo traveller
Only two spots left on this epic photographic safari, led by two expert guides and devised for adventurous travellers and photographers seeking raw, untamed wildlife action. There are few better places than Chitake Springs in Mana Pools National Park to witness dry season Africa at its most dramatic. Departing September 2023. The perfect safari for solo travellers, as there is NO single supplement.

Stay at Pelo
Pelo – a remote and charming camp on a heart-shaped island in the Okavango Delta – takes its name from the Setswana word meaning “heart”. A birder’s paradise, this delightful retreat was designed as a light-footprint camp, built using natural materials, operating on 100% solar power and offering low-impact, carbon-neutral activities.

Bucket list gorilla experience

Thank you to the Spencer family for the 5-star review. We are thrilled that you chose teamAG to craft your dream Rwanda safari.

“My family and I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Rwanda to see the gorillas . It was a trip of a lifetime – a bucket list trip that was realised! The sightings of the golden monkeys and gorillas were absolutely amazing and so were the local tours. The guides, rangers and our driver were so professional.
Thank you Christian for arranging an unforgettable trip.”

Want to go on a gorilla trekking safari? Inquire today and let’s start planning!

WATCH: One of those Mara River crossings where the herds just kept coming. What a fantastic experience! Note that the vehicle was not blocking the path of the herds (01:45). Click here to watch

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