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Best photos of the week


Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 03 April 2020

Our Photographer of the Year 2020, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve, is now in full swing.
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 1, Gallery 3 

? A grey foam-nest tree frog grips a rock after a downpour of rain. Pongola Nature Reserve, South Africa © Alex Oelofse

? A purple heron skilfully catches a Mozambique tilapia. Intaka Island Wetlands, South Africa © Braeme Holland

? A shy forest elephant. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo © Marcus Westberg

? A wild black mamba before it was relocated safely from a farm back into the wild. Lusaka, Zambia © Choti Singh

? A spotlight highlights a yawning leopard. Elephant Plains, Sabi Sands, South Africa © Clint Ralph

? Two lionesses stand atop one of the Gol Kopjes, allowing them the perfect vantage point to scan for prey below. Ndutu Conservation Area, Tanzania © Debashish Dutta

? An Egyptian sand gecko stops briefly, allowing the opportunity to admire its spectacular colouration. Sahara Desert, Morocco © Javier Lobon-Rovira

? A European bee-eater makes a splash while having a late afternoon bath. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © John Mullineux

? An imposing male lion. Kafue National Park, Zambia © Marcus Westberg

? A dwarf mongoose inquisitively pops its head out of a tree cavity. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley

? Migrating wildebeest silhouetted against a dusky sky. Maasai Mara, Kenya © Magal Sanjeev

? A serval licks its lips after a delicious meal. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Yaron Schmid

? A leopard takes centre stage as it strolls into the spotlight. Elephant Plains, Sabi Sands, South Africa © Clint Ralph

? A starlit sky above Todra Gorge, Morocco © Marcus Westberg

? An African jacana chick moving daintily across a lily pad. Botswana © Margie Botha

? A pair of male Sakalava weavers wrestling fiercely. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Nick Parayko

? A pair of greater flamingos composed elegantly side-by-side. Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Olga Petrusha

? A leopard stalks a warthog from atop a termite mound. Djuma Private Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa © Clint Ralph

? A rare moment of stillness as a painted wolf (African wild dog) sits and listens alertly. Khwai, Botswana © Marcus Westberg

? A muddy new-born giraffe calf has its first drink. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Suhaib Alvi

? A yellow-fronted tinkerbird in search of breakfast at first light. Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, South Africa © Thinus van Staden

? Three young cheetah siblings waiting patiently for their mother to secure the next meal. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega

? A lone elephant hidden behind tall, yellow wildflowers. Ndutu Conservation Area, Tanzania © Yaron Schmid

? A mighty elephant bull cuts a lonely figure on the plains of the Maasai Mara. Kenya © Clint Ralph

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