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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 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 three galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 1, Gallery 3
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

📷 An eastern woolly lemur clings to a tree trunk. Andasibe National Park, Madagascar © Bill Klipp

📷 Six lion cubs huddled together, inconspicuous in the long grass. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya ©Chris King

📷 Two young baboons chase one another up a tree at sunset. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe © Didier Couvert

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📷 A cropped photograph showing the vast array of life as zebra, springbok, gemsbok, and ostrich gather at a waterhole. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Elize Labuschagne-Hull

📷 Thousands of Cape gannets in one of the largest breeding flocks on the planet. Bird Island, Algoa Bay © John Vosloo


📷 The alpha female of a painted wolf (African wild dog) pack with a torn lip. Manyeleti Nature Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter

📷 A male chimpanzee takes a moment to rest. Kibale National Park, Uganda © Hadar Manor


📷 A tiny elephant calf stretches its trunk to reach for a drink of water. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷 A Swainson’s spurfowl’s unusual accessory. Pilansberg National Park, South Africa © Ilna Booyens


📷 The incredible decoration of an elderly Mursi woman near Jinka in southern Ethiopia © Inger Vandyke

📷 Substances in a scorpion’s exoskeleton react, causing a glow when exposed to UV light. Namibe Province, Southern Angola © Javier Lobón-Rovira


📷 A leopard cub balances on its hind legs before leaping up a tree. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya © Jaymin Patel

📷 A little grebe makes a catch. Marievale Wetland, South Africa © John Mullineux

📷 A Maasai man stands overlooking the landscape at the border between Kenya and Tanzania. © Marcus Westberg

📷 A moment of closeness between three elephants. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

📷 The slender silhouettes of two cheetahs looking for a vantage point. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Jonathan Kaelo

📷 A crowned sifaka grips onto a leafy branch as it travels between the trees. Madagascar © Dean Polley

📷 Springbok at the golden hour. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Justin Tyler Barlow

📷 A yellow-bellied sand snake catches a weaver for lunch. Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda © Ricardo Ferreira

📷 A pale chanting goshawk takes flight with the remains of a yellow mongoose kill. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Elize Labuschagne-Hull

📷 A young Nyangatom girl sitting in a village food storage hut. Ilemi Triangle region, southern Ethiopia © Inger Vandyke

📷 Members of the Hamar tribe at sunrise. Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley

📷 A young male lion’s determination spelt the end for this brown hyena. Kgalagadi National Park, South Africa © Marc Cronje

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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.
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