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 1
? 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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