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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 2
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

📷 A protracted end for an old wildebeest, but a hearty meal for a clan of hungry spotted hyena. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Adnan Savani

📷 An African harrier-hawk (gymnogene) looking for eggs and chicks to steal from the nests of Viellot’s black weavers. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo © Alice Paghera

📷 Lesser flamingos leave trails through the thick surface layer of algae at Kamfers Dam near Kimberley, South Africa. © Andrew Jenkins

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📷 A playful lion cub stalks and chases a ring-necked dove. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Annemarie du Plessis

📷 A vervet monkey playfully swings from a tree vine. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Anthony Goldman


📷 A Kirk’s dik-dik ram tries to remain hidden in the vegetation. Samburu National Reserve © Arlette Magiera

📷 A scurry of ground squirrels huddle close together, finding safety in numbers. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Braeme Holland


📷 A shoebill carrying nesting material. Mabamba Swamp, Uganda © David Dhaen

📷 A Cape river frog (Amietia fuscigula). Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Deon Oosthuizen


📷 A cropped photograph of five young lions attempting to take down a gemsbok. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Elize Labuschagne-Hull

📷 A full-grown potato bass can grow up to approximately five meters in length and weigh an estimated one hundred and ten kilograms. Sodwana Bay, South Africa. © Geo Cloete


📷 A spotted hyena’s face covered in blood after feeding on a hippo carcass. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Giovanni Frescura

📷 A tower of giraffes watches an elephant splash at a muddy waterhole. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Jill Sneesby

📷 Yellow mongoose pups share an affectionate greeting. Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

📷 A black-and-white photograph of a giraffe pair. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya © Kathleen Ricker


📷 An early morning portrait of an endangered black rhino – horns removed to prevent poaching have partially regrown. © Elize Labuschagne-Hull

📷 A Karoo prinia perched on a bush of flowering fynbos. Pearly Beach, South Africa © Kevin Gillot

📷 A white crab spider has caught this bee for a meal. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. © Leon Heyes

📷 A lioness enjoys a lazy roll in the sand. Botswana © Margie Botha

📷 A cheetah female keeps a lookout as her cubs affectionately greet her. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Matrishva Vyas

📷 A leopard takes advantage of distraction during the rut to catch one of the competing impalas. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Mietsie Visser

📷 A herd of gemsbok gallop across soft desert sands in Sossusvlei, Namibia © Nick Compton

📷 A black-headed heron catches a rodent as its meal. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

📷 A lesser jacana searches for insects in the flower of a water lily. Chobe River, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen

📷 A close-up of an eastern green mamba hatchling. Durban, South Africa © Tyrone Ping

📷 Clouds of dust kicked up by a herd of zebra near Lake Magadi, Kenya © Yun Wang

📷 A gorilla drinking the crystal-clear water in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. © Kathleen Ricker

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