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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 1, Gallery 3
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

📷 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

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📷 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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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