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Best photos of the week


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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