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
📷 Cattle egrets startle a white rhino bull as they swoop overhead. Kenya © Andrew Campbell
📷 A big elephant bull kicks up mud as he walks past an underground hide, perfectly framing a group drinking at a waterhole. Lesoma Valley, Botswana © Annemarie du Plessis
📷 A knob-billed (comb) duck. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Anthony Goldman
📷 Spotted hyenas share a morning drink at a waterhole. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Antionette Morkel
📷 Three-month-old cheetah cubs curiously watch grazing wildebeest on the surrounding plains near Lake Ndutu, Tanzania © Artur Stankiewicz
📷 A golden monkey soaks up a ray of sunshine breaking through the forest canopy. Mgahinga National Park, Uganda © David Dhaen
📷 An African hummingbird hawk-moth uses its proboscis to sip nectar from a tubular flower. Magaliesburg, South Africa © Deborah Jordan
📷 A cheetah on a termite mound after a rainstorm. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Elize Labuschagne-Hull
📷 A painted wolf (African wild dog) carries the head of its impala kill. Manyeleti Nature Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter
📷 A skulk of black-backed jackals clashes while feeding on an eland carcass. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gonnie Myburgh
📷 A young male lion is forced to think twice about hunting this particular buffalo herd. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ifham Raji
📷 A common moorhen just manages to keep hold of its frog catch. Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa © John Mullineux
📷 An African spoonbill regurgitates its meal to feed its three chicks. Cerebos salt pans, South Africa © John Vosloo
📷 A gorilla drinks from a river running through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Kathleen Ricker
📷 A playful pair of mating lions. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Magal Sanjeev
📷 A chimpanzee peers out from a fruit-laden tree while sheltering from the rain. Kibale National Park, Uganda © Marcel Gross
📷 An HDR panoramic of Blyde River Canyon bathed in the afternoon light. South Africa © Michelle Slater
📷 Lions share an afternoon drink. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe © Mietsie Visser
📷 Where the desert meets the ocean. Sossusvlei, Namibia. © Nick Compton
📷 Baboons at play in a tree. Madikwe Game Reserve South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
📷 A ring-necked dove narrowly escapes a hunting black-backed jackal. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Rian van Schalkwyk
📷 A lioness successfully hunts a day-old giraffe calf despite the frantic attempts of the mother to protect it. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Srikanth Santhinathan
📷 An exhausted wildebeest no longer has the strength to fight off its spotted hyena attacker. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yaron Schmid
📷 Three endangered white rhino peacefully share a drink at a waterhole in South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis
📷 A striking variable sunbird takes flight after sipping nectar from the flowers. Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda © Kelvin Marshall
📷 Massive trunks help an elephant calf find its feet. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo
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