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 1
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter.
📷 The Tano Bora male cheetahs skilfully combine forces to bring down a topi. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Heidi Pay
📷 A L’Hoest monkey surrounded by thick forest vegetation. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda © Artur Stankiewicz
📷 A pearl-spotted owlet peeks out from its nesting hole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Braeme Holland
📷 A young chacma baboon sucking on its finger as it contemplates mischief. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Charmaine Joubert
📷 The bright eye of a curious leopard cub peering over the top of a tree branch. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
📷 A hunting painted wolf (African wild dog) bounds through the flooded grasses of the Okavango Delta, Botswana © Mietsie Visser
📷 A pair of black-backed jackals scrapping defensively over a puddle of water. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gerbus Vermaak
📷 Warthog breeding is seasonal, and they only mate at certain times of the year. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Heidi Pay
📷 A blood-soaked spotted hyena pulls down its wildebeest prey. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yaron Schmid
📷 The intricate design of a dragonfly. Richtersveld National Park, South Africa © Jeanette Smith
📷 A tender moment between a cheetah mother and her cub. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya© Jeff Sink
📷 An African jacana chick strengthens its tiny wings as it leaps from one lily pad to another. Chobe River, Botswana © Johan Oosthuysen
📷 A beautiful scene of a promising thunderstorm over the Namib desert at sunset. Sossusvlei, Namibia © Mietsie Visser
📷 A lady receives traditional face paint at a village in Ethiopia. © Kevin Dooley
📷 A menacing glare is all that’s needed to keep scavengers at bay as a male lion feeds off a giraffe kill. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Lisl Moolman
📷 A troop of geladas (also known as bleeding-heart monkeys) huddle together in the rain. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Mark Teitelbaum
📷 The morning light emphasizes the battle scars and fresh wounds of this male lion. Linyanti Waterfront, Botswana © Artur Stankiewicz
📷 A tender moment of comfort between two male lions as one walks over covered in porcupine quills. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
📷 An olive baboon attempts to shield her baby from the pouring rain. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yaron Schmid
📷 A natural bridge frames the Spitzkoppe and Pondokkie Mountains at sunset in Namibia © Mietsie Visser
📷 The powerful and focused profile of a lioness. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Neil Preyer
📷 A female serval climbs a tree to avoid the attentions of an overly enthusiastic male. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Paolo Torchio
📷 A young gorilla snacks on roots and leaves. Mgahinga National Park, Uganda © Paul Brennan
📷 A young elephant calf enjoys a swim in the Chobe River. Botswana © Johan Oosthuysen
📷 A roosting pair of endemic collared nightjars hidden amongst the leaves on the forest floor in Andasibe Mantadia National Park, Madagascar © Swayamsiddha Mohapatra
📷 A young Mundari boy framed by Ankole-Watusi cattle horns. South Sudan © Trevor Cole
📷 Lion whiskers in the early morning light. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Amish Chhagan
📷 A glorious martial eagle demonstrates its power as it pins down a springbok lamb. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
📷 An African rock python. Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa © Vera Ellenberg
📷 A female gelada (also known as a bleeding-heart monkey) and her baby. Debre Libanos, Ethiopia © Vittorio Ricci
📷 The ferocious snarl of a lioness protecting her cubs from the potential threat of a male lion. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yaron Schmid
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