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Best photos of the week

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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 1 

? 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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