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Best photos of the week


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 1, Gallery 3, Gallery 4

? The rich green of a southern double-collared sunbird in flight. Cape Town, South Africa © Alan Jonker

? New lion cubs, born during the green season. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Andrew Macdonald

? A tea-picker in the tea plantations of Satemwa Tea Estate in Malawi © Anja Grobel

? The scenic mountainous landscape of Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho © Antionette Morkel

? A leopard studies an impala lamb with no chance of escape. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Grobler

? The perfect silhouette of a southern ground-hornbill. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

? A playful vervet monkey swings and jumps acrobatically from tree vines. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Dewald Tromp

? Painted wolves set off on the hunt in the golden light. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Emma Gatland

? A lanner falcon swoops between herds of red hartebeest and springbok. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

? Cape fox kits play tug-of-war with a rodent. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Francois van der Watt

? A sleepy lioness welcomes the tender affection from her small cubs. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Francois van der Watt

? A leopard misjudges its leap as a scrub hare races past. Khwai Concession, Botswana © Giovanni Frescura

? A black-backed jackal misses its lunge at a Cape turtle dove. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gonnie Myburgh

? A minuscule Mythicomiidae fly sits on the leg of a crab spider. Free State, South Africa © Haig Fourie

? A curious hyena cub sniffs the air. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Helgardt Pretorius

? A young mountain gorilla nibbling on a leaf. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Jan Van Huyssteen

? A black wildebeest skull on the shores of Darlington Dam, South Africa © John Vosloo

? A leopard draped lazily over a marula tree glances over its shoulder. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Kyle Lewin

? A pair of sleepy serval kittens tucked away in their den. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Marc Mol

? An older lioness shows no fear as she furiously defends a young member of her pride from the attentions of a male. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Marta Nieto Aicart

? A pack of painted wolves (African wild dogs) are all ears as they await the arrival of a pack member. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Matthew Durell

? A honeybee pollinates an endangered strawberry spiderhead flower (Serruria aemula). Somerset West, South Africa © Michelle Stratford von Hörsten

? An important lesson for a young cheetah as it chases a baby Thomson’s gazelle. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Nigel Glover-Wright

? A strikingly colourful Fischer’s touraco. Mombasa, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

? A camouflaged satanic leaf-tailed gecko. Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar © Stephanie Head

? A curious Cape fox kit. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Susanne Leyrer

? A clan of spotted hyena feast on a kill as flies swarm around them. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega

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