Best photos of the week
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 two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 2
? A tender moment between a spotted hyena cub and its mother. Khwai Private Reserve, Botswana © Anne Böhle
? A cheetah cub uses its mother as a useful vantage point to look out over the plains surrounding Lake Ndutu, Tanzania © Artur Stankiewicz
? A massive silverback mountain gorilla relaxed and secure in his dominance. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda © Christian Passeri
? Looking down the nose of a variable bush viper. Kampala, Uganda © Daniel Wakefield
? A wild Southern African hedgehog. Deneysville, South Africa © Ernest Porter
? A crocodile grabs and submerges an unfortunate baboon. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Gail Odendaal
? A momentary truce in a bloody battle as a leopard and warthog size each other up. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Heidi Pay
? A male lion greets the day at sunrise. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yaron Schmid
? A baby baboon pays the price for the overconfidence of its troop which strayed too close to this lioness. Selinda Concession, Botswana © Hilton Kotze
? A dust cloud created by hundreds of wildebeest crossing the Mara River. Northern Serengeti, Tanzania © Artur Stankiewicz
? A green-backed heron catches and devours a fish. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jeanette Smith
? A warthog emerges at high speed to chase a spotted hyena away from its burrow. Mara Triangle, Kenya © Johan Oosthuysen
? The glowing outline of a cheetah at first light. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Jonathan Kaelo
? A male leopard lounges on the branches of a fig tree, his face distorted by a severe injury. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Heidi Pay
? A griffon vulture soars in front of the mighty Jinbar Falls. Simien Mountains, Ethiopia © Paul Brennan
? The intimidating stare of a black mamba. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley
? A common duiker ran straight into a hungry pride of lions. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe © Mietsie Visser
? An eight-week-old mountain gorilla is still learning about the world around it. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda © Artur Stankiewicz
? A male Namaqua sandgrouse escorts his tiny chick across the sand to safety. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
? A three-way battle as springbok rams come to blows during the rutting season. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Mietsie Visser
? A herd of buffalo turn the tables on a hungry male lion. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Heidi Pay
? A pair of mating black-winged stilts. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe © Mietsie Visser
? A landscape view of the rugged and mountainous Ethiopian Highlands © Paul Brennan
? A spotted hyena blind in one eye. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
? A male lion kills a spotted hyena that ventured too close. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Seyms Brugger
? A squadron of great white pelicans. Awasa Lake, Ethiopia © Vittorio Ricci
? A mating leopard pair. Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya © Yaron Schmid
? Two sub-adult lions successfully ambush a pair of warthogs and chase them from their burrow. Lemek Conservancy, Kenya © Heidi Pay
? Lion cubs on the move at sunrise. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yaron Schmid
? An aerial view of Lake Magadi, a saline lake located in southern Kenya. © Yun Wang
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