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Best photos of the week


Team Africa Geographic

Friday, 08 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 cheetah cub blotched in blood from feeding on a kill. Samburu National Park, Kenya © Adnan Savani

? A monitor lizard uses its forked tongue to smell the air. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alan Smith

? A lioness moves her cub at first light. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Andreas Hemb

? A newly-hatched hawksbill turtle makes it safely to the ocean. Nosy Ankao, Madagascar © Andrew Macdonald

? A cheetah cub hones its hunting skills with a Thomson’s gazelle lamb. Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya © Andy Howe

? A cheetah cub in the soft morning light. Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard

? An adult and juvenile African fish eagle compete over a kill. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Charl Stols

? An eland charges a spotted hyena intent on hunting a calf. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Christo Giliomee

? A dominant elephant bull claims the best spot at a waterhole for himself. Khwai Concession, Botswana © Daniel Crous

? A crocodile tosses a fish before swallowing it whole. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Charl Stols

? Two black-backed jackal pups pouncing and wrestling. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Dewald Tromp

? A Portuguese man o’war (Physalia utriculus), commonly known as a blue bottle. False Bay, South Africa © Geo Cloete

? A baby baboon huddled in a charred tree cavity. Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa © Ilna Booyens

? An aerial view of a river system soaking into the Namib Desert, Namibia. © Marcus Westberg

? A crocodile snaps its jaws closed around a tigerfish. Chobe River, Botswana © Charl Stols

? A striking portrait of a leopard at night. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Christo Giliomee

? A female cheetah and her cub using a termite mound as a vantage point. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Marcus Westberg

? Crossing paths with a shy aardvark seen on foot in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa. © Mark Winckler

? A mob of banded mongooses hide in a safe tree cavity. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

? A freshwater crab clings onto the bill of an African openbill stork. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Sabine Stols

? A rufous beaked snake wraps itself tightly around its rodent meal. Tsavo East National Park, Kenya © Sammy Mugo

? A lone gemsbok against the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia. © Thomas Vijayan

? A forest of thousands of wildebeest horns during the Great Migration. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Antonio Sánchez Chamorro

? An elephant looming over the photographer from the banks of the Chobe River, Botswana © Charl Stols

? A paradise flycatcher on its nest in the lush Andasibe Forest, Madagascar. © Tim Desilets

? A leopard cub peeks out from its hiding place, while its mother was away hunting. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Vicki Santello

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