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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 1, Gallery 3, Gallery 4

Airlink

📷 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

Airlink

📷 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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