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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 1, Gallery 2, Gallery 4 

? A male lion listening to the alarm calls of vervet monkeys in the trees above. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Andrew Macdonald

? A zebra foal stands out from the hundreds surrounding it. Serengeti, Tanzania © Anja Grobel

? Playful elephant calves. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Antionette Morkel

? A ground squirrel grooming in the dawn light. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Borja Gonzalez

? A panting lion shows off its lethal canines. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Borga Gonzalez

? A confusion of wildebeest on the lookout for any lurking predators. Deception Valley, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana © Charlotte Bailey

? A baby Verreaux’s sifaka lemur clings to its mother’s back as they travel between trees. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Dale Davis

? A dragonfly lands on the nostrils of a crocodile. Kruger National Park, South Africa © David Bough

? A guide points out the scales of a pangolin during a walking safari in South Africa © Emma Gatland

? A male lion’s attention is caught by the arrival of a female. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

? A crocodile catches and swallows an impressive tiger fish. Chobe River, Botswana © Francois van der Watt

? Young impala rams affected by the heightened hormones of rutting season. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Francois van der Watt

? An elephant bull enjoys stirring up and splashing the muddy waters of a pan in Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana © Fred von Winckelmann

? Bull hippopotami crash into the water during a territorial dispute. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Giovanni Frescura

? Eye to eye with a beautiful leopard cub. Grumeti Game Reserve, Tanzania © Harriet Du Toit

? A brown hyena on the move. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ilna Booyens

? A crocodile snaps up a catfish distracted by its own catch. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Johan Greyling

? An African spoonbill comes in to land with stormy weather looming. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

? A lioness expresses her irritation with the overly affectionate attentions of a pride mate. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Kyle Lewin

? Portrait of a shy forest elephant. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo © Lynn Gindorff

? A rarely seen black (melanistic) serval. Eastern Serengeti, Tanzania © Marc Mol

? A pair of painted wolves (African wild dogs) enthusiastically greet one another. Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana © Marta Nieto Aicart

? A leopard carrying the remains of a male Thomson’s gazelle. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

? A katydid nymph. Free State, South Africa © Rensia Fourie

? A leopardess yawns widely, showing off impressive teeth and delicate whiskers. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Rian Boshoff

? A shy banded mongoose pup tucked safely beneath its mother. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Rian van Schalkwyk

? A beautiful leopard regains its composure after being mobbed by a skulk of jackals. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Sharlene Cathro

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