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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 20 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 2 

📷 Dust kicked up by thousands of wildebeest hooves fills the air as they scrum through a river crossing. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Artur Stankiewicz

📷 The penetrating stare of a lioness. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Andrew Macdonald

📷 A white-fronted bee-eater tosses a butterfly into the air. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Juan Venter

📷 A male chimpanzee reveals his teeth as part of a complex system of communication through body language. Kibale National Park, Uganda © Christian Passeri

📷 Lionesses take refuge from overly excited hyenas on a flimsy pile of dead trees. Ngorongoro, Tanzania © Cole Stirling

📷 A Kenyan family navigates their way through rush hour traffic. Ukunda, Kenya © Dan Baciu

📷 A group of bull elephants pay their respects to a deceased elder. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Dawie Maree

📷 A thick-billed raven, the largest member of the corvid family. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Franciscus Scheelings

📷 A young eastern lowland gorilla appears to extend a hand in disbelief while playing with his peers. Kahuzi Biega National Park, DRC © Jacha Potgieter

📷 An elephant curls its trunk and rests the massive weight on its tusks. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya © Jane Wynyard

📷 A male springbok perfectly reflected as it pauses briefly to drink. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Johan Jooste

📷 A male lion finds himself on the receiving end of the explosive fury of a lioness. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Johan Kloppers

📷 A black-winged stilt dips its head in search of a meal. Barberspan, South Africa © John Mullineux

📷 Tiny four-striped grass mice snack on yellow fynbos flowers. West Coast National Park, South Africa © John Mullineux

📷 A cheetah grips the throat of a springbok at the end of a successful hunt. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Josef Kastner

📷 A bee narrowly escapes flying directly into a Cape white-eye clinging patiently to an aloe flower. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Juan Venter

📷 Play-fights between siblings give young lions a chance to let off some of their excess energy. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Andrew Macdonald

📷 A portrait of a painted wolf pup. Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Melinda Martin

📷 An unconcerned leopard poses during an evening rainstorm. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Paolo Torchio

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