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Best photos of the week

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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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