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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 17 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 2, Gallery 3 

📷 A pair of giraffes walk across an expansive grassland. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Amish Chhagan

📷 A female caracal catches a rodent to feed her two kittens. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © Bill Klipp

📷 A honey badger trots along in search of a meal. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Elize Labuschagne-Hull

📷 A cackle of spotted hyena having a morning drink. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

📷 A lion pair come face-to-face. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

📷 A male gelada (also known as a bleeding-heart monkey) surveys the spectacular view from a cliff edge. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Franciscus Scheelings

📷 A leopard stretches out on a tree branch. Ndutu, Tanzania © Hilton Kotze

📷 Two baby baboons share a moment of tenderness. Pilansberg National Park, South Africa © Ilna Booyens

📷 A group of Chadian women gather to wash dishes at a nearby stream. Moundou, Southern Chad © Inger Vandyke

📷 A sensory experience as a backlit spotted hyena feeds off a hippo carcass. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Jashika Patel

📷 Desert-adapted elephants survive against all odds in the harsh environment of Uibasen Twyfelfontein Conservancy, Namibia © Jeff Harrisberg

📷 A Damara dik-dik amongst the thorns. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Elize Labuschagne-Hull

📷 A knob-billed (comb) duck is a blur of motion. Zibulo Colliery, South Africa © John Mullineux

📷 A gelada baboon (also known as a bleeding-heart monkey) with his sharp yellowed canines just visible. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Marcus Westberg

📷 A tiny baby vervet monkey is all eyes and ears as it stares out anxiously at its new world. Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

📷 A cheetah at first light. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Jonathan Kaelo

📷 A spotted bush snake enjoys a Cape girdled lizard meal. Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa © Justin Tyler Barlow

📷 A desaturated and cropped photograph of eland against the bleak landscape of drought-stricken Etosha National Park, Namibia © Elize Labuschagne-Hull

📷 A tower of giraffe on a hill looking across the border towards Tanzania. Akagera National Park, Rwanda © Marcus Westberg

📷 A big male silverback gorilla of the Nyakagezi family. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda © Kathleen Ricker

📷 Avenue of the baobabs and a spectacular Madagascan sunset. © Kim Paffen

📷 A Verreaux’s sifaka gripping a tree. Taolagnaro (formerly Fort Dauphin), Madagascar ©Linda Klipp

📷 A lioness peers out beneath the belly of a pride mate as she feeds on a giraffe kill. Ruaha National Park, Tanzania © Marc Mol

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Our Photographer of the Year 2020 is now open for entries! For more information, and to enter your photographs, have a look at our dedicated competition page here.
Photographer of the Year 2020 competition