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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 20 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 young hyena is all ears as something catches its attention. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Andrew Macdonald

📷 A lioness and her cub enjoy a playful morning beside a river. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel

📷 A young mountain gorilla looks inquisitive as it grips a vine. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda © Arlette Magiera

📷 A pair of elephants stand silhouetted on the shores of Lake Kariba during an enchanting sunset. Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe © Artur Stankiewicz

📷 A male leopard sleeps peacefully in a tree, warmed by his patch of sunlight. Eastern Linyanti, Botswana © Artur Stankiewicz

📷 A shelf cloud formation begins to form over the Karoo landscape. Loxton, South Africa © Bertus Hanekom

📷 A flap-necked chameleon displays the extent of its camouflage and balance as it perches on a dried flower head. Harare, Zimbabwe © Chris Collyer

📷 A curious juvenile vervet monkey. Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda © Christian Passeri

📷 A leopard leaps from a tree limb with its impala kill in a profound demonstration of strength. Khwai Concession, Botswana © Elena Hanak

📷 A pair of endangered reticulated giraffe. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya © Jane Wynyard

📷 A hunting squacco heron. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © John Mullineux

📷 A dugong curls into a dive after surfacing for air. Marsa Alam, Egypt © Josef Kastner

📷 A spectacular sunset scene as a lone black rhino drinks at a waterhole. Namibia © Juan Venter

📷 A juvenile malachite kingfisher eagerly accepts a fish from its hardworking parent. Intaka Island, South Africa © Juan Venter

📷 The cauldron swirl, found along the short section of coastline in Arniston, South Africa © Juan Venter

📷 A southern ground-hornbill triumphs over its deadly puffadder prey. Kruger National Park, South Africa ©Maggie Griffiths

📷 Dust flies as two massive elephant bulls clash. Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Peter Derry

📷 A martial eagle proudly grips an unlucky genet with its sharp talons. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Peter Flanagan

📷 A young common genet, curled safely against its mother, peeks over the top of a branch. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Tim Taylor

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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