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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 2 

? Two playful leopard cubs. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Alexandre Bés

? A grey heron with a sizeable Mozambique tilapia that it managed to swallow whole. Intaka Island Wetlands, Cape Town © Braeme Holland

? A cape buffalo shakes the water and oxpeckers off its head. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Clint Ralph

? The red sandstone arches of Legzira Beach, Morocco © Marcus Westberg

? A young cardinal woodpecker peers from its nest cavity in anticipation of its mother’s return. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Dominique Maree

? A black-backed jackal enjoying the bounty of a massive elephant carcass. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Hugh Morris

? Rays of sunlight stream through building storm clouds. Giant’s Playground, Namibia © Jan Grodza

? An African jacana chick uses its oversized feet for balance while walking over lily pads. Chobe River, Botswana © John Mullineux

? A traditionally dressed woman poses with her loyal dog. Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley

? An aerial view of the magnificent Victoria Falls © Marcus Westberg

? Skittish feral horses trot across the dry earth. Maun, Botswana © Clint Ralph

? A flamboyance of greater flamingos against the backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains. Keurbooms River Lagoon, South Africa © Matthew Parvin

? A local woman walks along a dusty road outside Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, Madagascar © Marcus Westberg

? A young ring-tailed lemur clings to its mother’s back. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Nick Parayko

? A bark spider on its web. Thanda Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Nick van de Wiel

? A dazzle of endangered Grévy’s zebras. Waso Rongai, Samburu North, Kenya © Paul Emmanuel Leroux

? Perfect framing as a lioness yawns after a successful dawn kudu hunt. Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa © Roelof Wiesner

? A muddy lion cub runs off, proudly clutching its zebra leg prize. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © Santosh Saligram

? An endangered young Verreaux’s sifaka stares down from the treetops in western Madagascar © Marcus Westberg

? A painted reed frog (also known as a marbled reed frog) clutches tightly onto a flowering reed. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Thomas Landgraf

? A terrified zebra struggles to keep its head above water during a river crossing. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Clint Ralph

? A lone giraffe at dawn. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega

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