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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 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

📷 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

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📷 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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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