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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 competition, brought to you by Airlink, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve has now closed for entries.

The competition ran 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 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

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📷 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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