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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 27 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

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📷 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

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📷 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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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