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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 03 April 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 three galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 2, Gallery 3
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

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📷 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins ride a wave off the coast of Port Elizabeth, South Africa © Alex Oelofse

📷 A leopard bounds effortlessly up a tree trunk. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Alice van Kempen

📷 A protea’s nectar attracts a variety of life, including this female malachite sunbird. Giants Castle, Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa © Clint Ralph

Airlink

📷 A giraffe stretches forward to drink from a waterhole. Onguma, Namibia © Marcus Westberg

📷 A marabou stork swallows a fish whole. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Dawie Maree


📷 A fascinating aerial shot of a collapsed tree. Kalahari © Dr Vidette Bester

📷 An African openbill selects a freshwater mussel as its next meal. Kruger National Park, South Africa © John Mullineux

📷 A cattle herder protectively watches over his resting cattle. Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley


📷 A jackal pup peeps out of its den. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Marcus Westberg

📷 A spotted eagle-owl comes in to land, displaying its incredible wingspan. Mpumalanga, South Africa © Clint Ralph


📷 A backlit ring-tailed lemur prepares to leap from a prickly pear cactus. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Nick Parayko

📷 A pair of painted wolves with the remains of an impala carcass. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Nick van de Wiel


📷 A male lion silhouetted by a spotlight. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Clint Ralph

📷 Three cheetah cubs playing on a termite mound. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Marcus Westberg

📷 A young mountain gorilla climbs higher to reach more eucalyptus bark, referred to “gorilla chocolate”. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Peter Derry

📷 The characteristic head flick of a giraffe gathering the necessary momentum to stand upright once again after drinking. Ndutu Conservation Area, Tanzania © Santosh Saligram


📷 A coalition of five cheetahs, the Tano Bora males, march in single file. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Sergi Ortega

📷 Thousands of red-billed queleas in flight. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Sophie Brown

📷 A family of eastern lowland gorillas are the picture of familial contentment as they rest cocooned by the surrounding vegetation. Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Marcus Westberg

📷 A dark-coloured Cape cobra. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa © Thilo Beck

📷 A barn owl perched on a barbed wire fence, listening intently in the darkness. Pienaarsrivier, South Africa © Thinus van Staden

📷 A Cape shoveler prepares for take-off. Ogies, South Africa © Clint Ralph

📷 A bemused gemsbok stares down at a sunbathing bateleur. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Vittorio Ricci

📷 A formidable coalition of five male cheetahs on the hunt for a potential meal. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega

📷 The scars on the face of a male lion map out the story of a life of conflict in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Sergi Ortega

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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