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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 24 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 1, Gallery 3 

? Endemic to South Africa, an African black oystercatcher and its two chicks feed on mussels in Kommetjie, Cape Town © Andrew Jenkins

? A spotted hyena and black-backed jackal compete for the scavenging rights at a carcass. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis

? A red-billed oxpecker rids a rhino’s ear of ticks and unwanted parasites. South Africa © Anthony Goldman


? A tiny, fluffy elephant calf looks even smaller next to the colossal legs of its herd members. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Antionette Morkel

? A male lion chases a tiny warthog piglet, without success. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Artur Stankiewicz


? A scrub hare feeding on flower seeds. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

? A rising full moon makes for a dramatic, silhouetted portrait. Kunene Region, Namibia © Ben McRae


? A Cape fox kit tenderly greets its mother. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Braeme Holland

? A silverback mountain gorilla relaxes and enjoys the rain. Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo © David Dhaen


? An elephant displays the dexterity of its trunk by pulling and scratching at its ear. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Deborah Jordan

? An aerial view of lesser flamingos flying over the beautiful patterns of salt exposed due to evaporation. Lake Magadi, Kenya © Peter Muigai


? A desaturated photograph of an endangered female black rhino and her calf. © Elize Labuschagne-Hull

? A female white rhino grazes while her calf rests closely in the background. South Africa © Ernest Porter

? Lion cubs chew on the tough trunk of an elephant kill. Savuti region, Chobe National Park, Botswana © Gerbus Vermaak

? A lion pair on edge after mating. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gonnie Myburgh


? An African mosaic: an aerial view of the Hamer villages surrounding Turmi in southern Ethiopia © Inger Vandyke

? An endangered mountain zebra against the backdrop of a misty landscape. Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

? A gorilla climbs down a mossy riverbank to reach the water for a drink. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Kathleen Ricker

? The elusive Damaraland mole-rat, a secretive burrowing rodent. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa © Kevan Dobbie

? A beautiful male lion resting on top of a kopje. Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda © Marcel Gross

? A pride of lion catch their breath after successfully taking down a buffalo. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe © Mietsie Visser

? A Karoo prinia pirouettes and catches a mantis for lunch. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Paul Crosland

? An aerial view of a very dry Lake Magadi, Kenya © Peter Muigai

? Spotted hyena feed on an elephant carcass. Madikwe Game Reserve South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

? A black-backed jackal snatches a ring-necked dove from a lanner falcon, catching its talons along with it. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Rian van Schalkwyk

? A suricate (meerkat) relaxes in the shade of a camel thorn tree. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

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