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Best photos of the week


Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 28 February 2020

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

? A ring-tailed lemur shows off its impressive tail. Anja Reserve, Madagascar © Timothy Portas

? A white-bellied tree pangolin rehabilitated and released into the wild, after being confiscated from the bushmeat market. Tikki Hywood Foundation, Cameroon © Angelia Young

? A yellow-billed oxpecker picks at a giraffe’s old wounds. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Chris Jolley

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

? A big-headed African mole-rat emerges from below ground. Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Franciscus Scheelings

? A cheetah uses its tail for balance during the tight turns of a high-speed chase. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Jacques-Andre Dupont

? A cheetah cub launches itself from the trunk of a tree. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Jacques-Andre Dupont

? A black-backed jackal is an agent of chaos at a waterhole as it hunts Burchell’s sandgrouse. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Arica © Jenny Andersen

? The eye and the fly. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

? A pack of painted wolves (African wild dogs) chase away a scavenging spotted hyena. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

? A white-necked raven flies over camp. Barranco Camp, Kilimanjaro © John Mullineux

? A hyrax emerges from its secret crevice. Kaokoveld, Namibia © Lambert Heil

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

? A male lion cuts a fine figure, lounging at sunset. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Andrew Macdonald

? A rescued and rehabilitated pangolin by @africanpangolinconservation and cared for by @johannesburgwildlifevet. Undisclosed location © Gareth Thomas

? A common barking gecko sticks its head out from beneath the sand. Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping

? A brown hyena and black-backed jackals feed on an eland carcass. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger

? A leopardess tenderly carries her precious cub. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yaron Schmid

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