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Best photos of the week

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Team Africa Geographic

Friday, 01 May 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 four galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 2, Gallery 3, Gallery 4

? A lioness licks her blood-soaked mouth while feeding on a wildebeest kill. Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Aida Ettayeb

? The exquisite scenery of the Lower Zambezi River, Zambia © Andrew Macdonald

? Portrait of a striking gemsbok grazing along the Hoanib River, Namibia © Anja Denker

? An African darter with its catch. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Antionette Morkel

? A male lion lets out an intimidating roar for all to hear. Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Grobler

? A flamboyance of flamingos on Lake Turkana, Kenya © Dewald Tromp

? A greater flamingo wades through the waters of Walvis Bay, Namibia © Emma Gatland

? A black-backed jackal crashes through the shallows in pursuit of a springbok. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

? An aerial view of the sandy red dunes of the Namib Desert, Namibia © Francois van der Watt

? A golden-breasted bunting bathes in the shallow water at a waterhole. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Francois van der Watt

? Tiny leopard cubs scramble up a fallen tree trunk. Khwai, Botswana © Giovanni Frescura

? A brown hyena chases a cheeky black-backed jackal making off with a piece of the kill. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gonnie Myburgh

? A female crab spider grips her enormous bee prey while the male crab spider clings to her abdomen and flies cling to the bee. Free State, South Africa © Haig Fourie

? The vibrant colours of a double-collared sunbird. Jacobsbaai, South Africa © Helgardt Pretorius

? The intricate details of a shy elephant shrew. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Istvan Keller

? A foraging black-winged stilt surfaces after a dive. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Jan Van Huyssteen

? A pair of Burchell’s sandgrouse take flight. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Jeff Harrisberg

? A female Plains zebra and her foal in the rain. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

? A spotted hyena looks surprised at the temperature of the water during its early morning swim. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

? A klipspringer uses a granite boulder to rest and survey its surroundings. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Kyle Lewin

? A bask of crocodiles feed off a hippo carcass. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Marc Mol

? A squadron of great white pelicans on the salty and misty shores of Walvis Bay, Namibia © Marta Nieto Aicart

? A juvenile pale chanting goshawk swallows its insect prey. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Michael Cunningham

? The imposing figure of a massive hippopotamus on the Victoria Nile River. Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda © Patrice Quillard

? A chimpanzee sits in the treetops of a dense forest in Kibale National Park, Uganda © Patrice Quillard

? A spotted hyena risks moving her squirming cub to a new den site. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © Paula Scherbroeck

? A well-camouflaged common flat-tailed gecko. Nosy Mangabe Island, Madagascar © Robert Hofmeyr

? A lion cub rests alongside its mother. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yaron Schmid

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