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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 2, Gallery 3 

? A lioness walks through the burnt vegetation, perfectly contrasted against the scorched earth. Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alexandre van Dievoet

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

? Three endangered white rhino peacefully share a drink at a waterhole in South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis

? A ring-tailed lemur suns herself while her baby keeps a firm hold on her back. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

? A white-backed vulture perches on the toes of a hippopotamus carcass. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Charl Stols

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

? A lion grimaces as he faces an incoming dust storm. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Daniel Koen

? Black-backed jackal feeding on an elephant carcass. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Darren Donovan

? A leopard leaps from a tree limb with its impala kill in a profound demonstration of strength. Khwai Concession, Botswana © Elena Hanak

? An approaching fossa on a mission to find a meal. Kirindy Forest Reserve, Madagascar © Elize Labuschagne-Hull

? A lioness disciplines her cubs with a snarl. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Istvan Keller

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

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

? Thousands of Cape gannets in one of the largest breeding flocks on the planet. Bird Island, Algoa Bay © John Vosloo

? A hunting rock monitor lizard. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Joschka Voss

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

? Close-up view of lichen growing on a bougainvillaea plant. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa © Leon Heyes

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

? One of the last portraits of the gentle giant Tim – one of Africa’s last big tusker elephants. Tim died of natural causes in February 2020. Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Michel Ghatan

? Sunlight highlights the membranous wings of a straw-coloured fruit bat in flight. Musha, Rwanda © Mihir Bhatt

? A nocturnal sportive lemur peers out from its hiding position in the late afternoon. Western Madagascar © Neville Jones

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

? On the crater’s rim. Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo © Susana Silvestre

? This Thomson’s gazelle fawn is no match for a cheetah. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Thomas Vijayan

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

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