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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, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve has now closed for entries.

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 1

An East African gaboon viper lies motionless amongst leaf litter waiting for its next meal. St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa © Tyrone Ping

A shy leopard cub. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Adnan Savani

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

Portrait of a young and fluffy plains zebra foal. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Andy Howe

A male leopard sleeps peacefully in a tree, warmed by his patch of sunlight. Eastern Linyanti, Botswana © Artur Stankiewicz

A tree squirrel meets its mirror image while drinking water. Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Braeme Holland

Elderly Mursi tribeswoman. Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Bruce Miller

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

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

A flap-necked chameleon displays the extent of its camouflage and balance as it perches on a dried flower head. Harare, Zimbabwe © Chris Collyer

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

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

A dazzle of zebra gallop across a dry lake. Lake Magadi, Kenya © Gurcharan Roopra

An African grey crowned crane stretches out its neck and wing during a mating dance. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ivan Glaser

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

A bee narrowly escapes flying directly into a Cape white-eye clinging patiently to an aloe flower. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Juan Venter

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

A river teems with life in this aerial view of a hippo, crocodile, and a school of fish around them. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen van der Kolk

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

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

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

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

Hundreds of wildebeest become entangled during a river crossing. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Nicolas de Vaulx

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

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 clan of muddy spotted hyena scavenge on a hippo carcass. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Tommy Mees

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