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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 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 four galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Gallery 4 

Airlink

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

📷 A spotted hyena and black-backed jackal compete for the scavenging rights at a carcass. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis

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

Airlink

📷 A Madagascar scops owl. Kirindy Mitea National Park, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

📷 The leopard known as the Scotia Female enjoys a roll in the coarse damp sand. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard

📷 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 shy forest elephant. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo © Marcus Westberg

📷 A spotted bush snake pokes its head out from a kudu lily. Kruger National 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

📷 A black-backed jackal narrowly misses a sandgrouse. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Elize Labuschagne

📷 A pair of Burchell’s sandgrouse take flight. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Jeff Harrisberg

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

📷 A knob-billed (comb) duck is a blur of motion. Zibulo Colliery, South Africa © John Mullineux

📷 Sparring zebras using their teeth to express their displeasure. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

📷 A bright yellow flap-necked chameleon. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Jon Colman

📷 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

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

📷 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 rufous beaked snake wraps itself tightly around its rodent meal. Tsavo East National Park, Kenya © Sammy Mugo

📷 Spotted hyena cub emerges from a den into the golden light. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger

📷 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

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