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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 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

📷 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

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📷 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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