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Best photos of the week

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Team Africa Geographic

Friday, 29 May 2020

Our Photographer of the Year 2020 competition, brought to you by Airlink, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve has now closed for entries.

The competition ran from December 2019 through to the end of April 2020, and there is a great prize up for grabs! The overall winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up (along with their partners), will experience the ultimate private safari at Djuma Private Game Reserve, located in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve in the Big 5 Greater Kruger, South Africa. Read about the safari enjoyed by the 2019 winners here.

The sardine run, a wildlife spectacle that attracts a variety of marine life. Port St Johns, Eastern Cape, South Africa © Geo Cloete

The yellow eye of a muddy crocodile. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

An African spoonbill regurgitates its meal to feed three chicks. Cerebos salt pans, South Africa © John Vosloo

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A big male leopard feeds on a steenbok. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © JP van Zyl

An exhausted lion falls asleep on the head of its giraffe kill. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Julien Regamey

A mother cheetah with her thirsty cubs. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Kevin Dooley

The magical spectacle of light and colour at sunset at the Avenue of the Baobabs. Madagascar © Kim Paffen

An orphaned Grauer’s gorilla in the arms of its caretaker at the Senkwekwe Center. Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Marcus Westberg

Mundari people gather together in huge cattle camps where about 5,000 cows converge at night alongside the Nile River. South Sudan © Mario Gerth

This female leopard flushed a porcupine from its burrow and paid a painful price for her meal. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Mark Kaptein

A pod of hippopotami panic during a wildebeest crossing. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Nicolas de Vaulx

An African jacana chick forages in the muddy waters along the Chobe River, Botswana © Charl Stols

The wild eye of a male lion through a buffalo carcass. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis

Monitor lizard looking out of the mud. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

A black-backed jackal snatches a ring-necked dove from a lanner falcon, catching its talons along with it. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Rian van Schalkwyk

A chacma baboon and her baby huddle together during a heavy summer rainstorm. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Samuel Cox

A leopard stalks its warthog prey from atop an anthill. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Tami Walker

A red-billed oxpecker and buffalo take a drink together. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alan Nixon

At sunrise, a Malawian ranger takes in all that he helps to protect. Thuma Forest Reserve, Malawi © Marcus Westberg

A tiny baby mountain gorilla wrapped in its mother’s protective embrace. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Andy Howe

A male Cape weaver puts on a display, trying to attract females to his newly built nest. Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa © Antionette Morkel

A forest of wildebeest horns during the Great Migration. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Antonio Sánchez Chamorro

Elderly Mursi tribeswoman. Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Bruce Miller

A wobbly new-born elephant calf is helped to its feet by its mother as it prepares to take its first steps. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Charl Stols

A baboon investigates a kaleidoscope of yellow butterflies. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Corlette Wessels

A lion grimaces as he faces an incoming dust storm. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Daniel Koen

A variable bush viper (Atheris squamigera) seen west of Kampala, Uganda © Daniel Wakefield

A crocodile snaps its jaws closed around a tigerfish. Chobe River, Botswana © Charl Stols

An endangered young Verreaux’s sifaka stares down from the treetops in western Madagascar © Marcus Westberg

A lesser galago (bushbaby) wipes urine on its hands and feet to lay a scent trail as it jumps from branch to branch. Buffelsdrift Game Reserve, South Africa © Dean Polley

A playful vervet monkey swings and jumps acrobatically from tree vines. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Dewald Tromp

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