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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 10 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 two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 2
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

📷 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

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📷 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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