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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 13 March 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 

? A powerful elephant bull exerts his authority with an intimidating warning charge. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Artur Stankiewicz

? A pied kingfisher selects an African clawed frog tadpole as its meal. Intaka Island Wetlands, Cape Town, South Africa © Braeme Holland

? A dramatic portrait of a male waterbuck. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Cheryl Cranfield


? A jumping spider clutches its meal. Grahamstown, South Africa © David Taylor

? A brave mob of suricates (meerkats) stand their ground against a black-backed jackal. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux


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

? A male lion possessively carries a zebra foal away to a spot where he can eat undisturbed. Pilansberg National Park, South Africa © Jann-Rick Louw


? A Rwandan park ranger on patrol in a bamboo forest. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Marcus Westberg

? Dust fills the air as thousands of wildebeest begin a risky river crossing. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Artur Stankiewicz


? A sunrise view of Mount Karisimbi. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Marcus Westberg

? A baby gorilla ensconced in the warmth and comfort of its mother’s embrace. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda © Margaux Claret


? A panoramic view of the Cathedral Peak landscape. Drakensberg, Lesotho © Nick van de Wiel

? A baby vervet monkey finds itself covered in fruit during its mother’s lunch. Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania © Sarina Rowley Roth

? A dark-coloured Cape cobra. Kalahari, South Africa © Thilo Beck

? The cascade of Sipi Falls, Uganda © Marcus Westberg


? Alert male fossa stalks across the ground, his footfalls softened by the leaf litter. Kirindy Mitea National Park, Madagascar © Timothy Portas

? A spotted hyena and topi silhouetted at sunrise. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega

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