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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 1, Gallery 3, Gallery 4

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

? 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 lion pair come face-to-face. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

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

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

? A young Nyangatom girl sitting in a village food storage hut. Ilemi Triangle region, southern Ethiopia © Inger Vandyke

? A leopard poses with its hanging impala kill. Khwai, Okavango Delta, Botswana © Jens Cullmann

? Rock hyraxes high up on a cliff rock shelf. Leopard Gorge, Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper

? Massive trunks help an elephant calf find its feet. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

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

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

? A pile of young spotted hyenas. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Lennart Hessel

? A pack of cheeky painted wolves (African wild dogs) single out a lone spotted hyena. Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa © Marc Mol

? Blood drips down the face of a tribe member during a cultural scarification in Karamoja, Uganda. © Marcus Westberg

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

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

? A lion cub practices the skills vital to its future survival on a Thomson’s gazelle fawn. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega

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

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

? Dust fills the air as thousands of wildebeest begin a risky river crossing. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Artur Stankiewicz

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

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

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

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