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 three galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 1, Gallery 3
? 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
? 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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