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Best photos of the week

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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 1 

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

? A lion cub hones the hunting instincts ingrained since birth. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega

? A brand-new giraffe calf wobbles to its feet for a drink just after birth. Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya © Yaron Schmid


? A spotted hyena showing off an impressive set of teeth. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Andrew Macdonald

? Dozens of African grey parrots in flight. Odzala Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo © Antoine Ede


? An Ethiopian wolf on alert. Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Franciscus Scheelings

? A pair of cheetah siblings share a tender moment. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Jacques-Andre Dupont


? A black-backed jackal grips tightly onto its prey. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Jacques-Andre Dupont

? A wide-eyed African wild cat. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jenny Andersen


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

? A pack of painted wolves tear apart their baboon kill. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann


? A glowing Namibian sunset. Namib Rand Reserve, Namibia © Lambert Heil

? The watchful gaze of a chimpanzee observing a troop member through the dense foliage. Budongo Forest, Uganda © Patrice Quillard

? A pangolin in the wild peers over a tree trunk. South Africa © Richard Visser

? A tiny elephant shrew takes in the view. Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana © Saul Rivkind


? A spotted hyena cub rests on its mother at their den site. Timbavati Nature Reserve, South Africa © Stephen Lee Sun

? A satanic leaf-tailed gecko at night. Ranomafana National-Park, Madagascar © Timothy Portas

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