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Best photos of the week


Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 27 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 male leopard licks his paw clean after a meal. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Artur Stankiewicz

? An impressive silverback gorilla sits quietly in thought, unperturbed by the anti-poaching ranger standing guard in the background. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Bill Klipp

? A yawning lion shows off an impressive set of teeth. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Christian Laurent

? A red colobus monkey and her baby take refuge in a moss-covered tree. Nkuruba Nature Reserve, Uganda © Christian Passeri

? A gorilla makes eye contact as he gazes up from the forest floor. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda © Dani Escayola

? A territorial Jackson’s widowbird displays his full breeding plumage. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Dileep Anthikad

? A leopard proudly carrying a scrub hare kill. Sabi Sands, South Africa © Garry Mills

? A lion grimaces as he faces an incoming dust storm. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Daniel Koen

? The sardine run, a wildlife spectacle that attracts a variety of marine life. Port St Johns, Eastern Cape, South Africa © Geo Cloete

? A lucky yellow mongoose finds a nest of beetle larvae after the rains – a substantial meal for her two pups hungrily awaiting her return. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Juan Venter

? A white rhino enjoys a cool mud wallow during the heat of the day. South Africa © Julie Escoffier

? A portrait of an Ethiopian woman with the traditional lip plate of the Surma and Mursi tribes. Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley

? A leopard shepherds her two young cubs to a hidden refuge. Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Marion Vollborn

? One of the last portraits of the gentle giant Tim – one of Africa’s last big tusker elephants. Tim died of natural causes in February 2020. Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Michel Ghatan

? A perfectly camouflaged bark spider. Thanda Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Nick van de Wiel

? Three ground squirrels wanting to use the same tree stump as a suitable vantage point. Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ruggiero Barreto

? A shy lion cub peers out from a hiding place underneath its mother’s chin. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Samuel Cox

? This red-chested cuckoo has caught a hairy caterpillar for breakfast. Karura Forest – Nairobi, Kenya © Tim Nicklin

? A leopard cub shot using natural light and edited in post-production to make the subject stand out. No spotlights or flash photography was used. Mashatu, Botswana © Lauren Cohen

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