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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 2

? 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


? 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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