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Best photos of the week

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Team Africa Geographic

Friday, 15 May 2020

Our Photographer of the Year 2020, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve, is now in full swing.
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 four galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 2, Gallery 3, Gallery 4

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

? A clan of spotted hyena feast on a kill as flies swarm around them. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega

? 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

? Elderly Mursi tribeswoman. Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Bruce Miller

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

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

? Six lion cubs huddled together, inconspicuous in the long grass. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Chris King

? A giraffe stretches forward to drink from a waterhole. Onguma, Namibia © Marcus Westberg

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

? A shoebill carrying nesting material. Mabamba Swamp, Uganda © David Dhaen

? A Portuguese man o’war (Physalia utriculus), commonly known as a blue bottle. False Bay, 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

? A Swainson’s spurfowl’s unusual accessory. Pilansberg National Park, South Africa © Ilna Booyens

? An elephant calf trapped in mud – tragically, the clay ultimately claimed its life. 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

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

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

? A mountain gorilla against the spectacular backdrop of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda. © Marcus Westberg

? 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

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

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

? Clouds of dust kicked up by a herd of zebra near Lake Magadi, Kenya © Yun Wang

? An old male lion covered in blood as it feasts on an eland. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

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