Travel & conservation company, since 1991
See how we earn 5 starsTrustpilot - 5 stars
×
SEARCH OUR STORIES
OR
SEARCH OUR SAFARIS
AND / OR

Best photos of the week

by

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

To comment on this story: Download our app here - it's a troll-free safe place 🙂.


HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF AFRICA GEOGRAPHIC:

  • Travel with us. Travel in Africa is about knowing when and where to go, and with whom. A few weeks too early / late and a few kilometres off course and you could miss the greatest show on Earth. And wouldn’t that be a pity? Browse our famous packages for experience-based safaris, search for our current special offers and check out our camps & lodges for the best prices.

    Enquire now

  • Subscribe to our FREE newsletter / download our FREE app to enjoy the following benefits.

[wpforms id="152903"]
<div class="wpforms-container wpforms-container-full" id="wpforms-152903"><form id="wpforms-form-152903" class="wpforms-validate wpforms-form wpforms-ajax-form" data-formid="152903" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" action="/stories/photographer-of-the-year-2020-weekly-selection-week-23-gallery-1/" data-token="a428cb9d0938004657aa4691ac1f0ee1"><noscript class="wpforms-error-noscript">Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.</noscript><div class="wpforms-field-container"><div id="wpforms-152903-field_1-container" class="wpforms-field wpforms-field-email" data-field-id="1"><label class="wpforms-field-label wpforms-label-hide" for="wpforms-152903-field_1">Email Address <span class="wpforms-required-label">*</span></label><input type="email" id="wpforms-152903-field_1" class="wpforms-field-medium wpforms-field-required" name="wpforms[fields][1]" placeholder="Email " required></div></div><div class="wpforms-submit-container"><input type="hidden" name="wpforms[id]" value="152903"><input type="hidden" name="wpforms[author]" value="1"><input type="hidden" name="wpforms[post_id]" value="123673"><button type="submit" name="wpforms[submit]" id="wpforms-submit-152903" class="wpforms-submit" data-alt-text="Sending..." data-submit-text="Subscribe" aria-live="assertive" value="wpforms-submit">Subscribe</button><img src="https://africageographic.com/wp-content/plugins/wpforms/assets/images/submit-spin.svg" class="wpforms-submit-spinner" style="display: none;" width="26" height="26" alt="Loading"></div></form></div> <!-- .wpforms-container -->