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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 competition, brought to you by Airlink, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve, is now in full swing and open for submissions!
The competition runs 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 two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 1
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

📷 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

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📷 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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Enter our Photographer of the Year 2020

Our Photographer of the Year 2020 is now open for entries! For more information, and to enter your photographs, have a look at our dedicated competition page here.
Photographer of the Year 2020 competition