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Best photos of the week

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Team Africa Geographic

Friday, 22 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.

There are two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 2

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

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

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

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

A golden monkey surveys its verdant bamboo forest surroundings. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Marcus Westberg

A male African jacana shelters four chicks beneath his wings as they travel along the water lily pads. Chobe River, Botswana © Charl Stols

A lioness enjoys a lazy roll in the sand. Botswana © Margie Botha

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

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

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

A bright-eyed tree frog. Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar © Timothy Portas

The famous coalition of five cheetahs, known as the Fast Five or Tano Bora coalition, take a stroll through the plains. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega

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

A tea-picker in the plantations of Satemwa Tea Estate in Malawi © Anja Grobel

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

A Cape ground squirrel defends its den from a Cape cobra. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Bomber Kent

A grey heron with a sizeable Mozambique tilapia that it managed to swallow whole. Intaka Island Wetlands, Cape Town © Braeme Holland

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

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

A yellow-billed oxpecker perched on a zebra’s back, pausing its search for ticks. Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana © Christo Giliomee

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 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

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

A spotted hyena’s face covered in blood after feeding on a hippo carcass. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Giovanni Frescura

An elephant calf trapped in mud – tragically, the clay ultimately claimed its life. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

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