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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 1, Gallery 3, Gallery 4

? A shy leopard cub. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Adnan Savani

? Portrait of a plains zebra. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Alessandra Visentin

? A gorilla family travel through a dense lush forest. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda © Amit Sharma

? Portrait of an old male lion at sunset. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Andreas Hemb

? Cheetahs dwarfed by the vast plains around them. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Andy Howe

? The female leopard known as the Scotia Female enjoys a roll in the coarse damp sand. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard

? An elephant enjoying a swim and a snack; tossing and dragging the grass through the water to clean it. Chobe River, Botswana © Charl Stols

? Blood drips down the face of a tribe member during a cultural scarification in Karamoja, Uganda. © Marcus Westberg

? A leopard successfully catches a scrub hare for dinner. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Christo Giliomee

? A dazzle of zebra during the Great Migration. Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Desiree Hirner

? A flamboyance of lesser flamingoes on Lake Magadi, Kenya. © Dewald Tromp

? Colourful sandy anemones (Aulactinia reynaudi). West Coast, South Africa © Geo Cloete

? A hippopotamus cow defends her calf from a large bull. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Charl Stols

? A black-shouldered kite stretches a wing before taking flight. Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa © Ilna Booyens

? A lioness catches a tiny jackal pup that strayed too far from the safety of its den. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Malini Pittet

? A lone greater flamingo stands in the glassy lake of Lake Nakuru in Kenya. © Marcus Westberg

? Suricate (meerkat) pups practice their “alert and watchful” pose. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa © Mark Winckler

? A shoebill stork opens its beak as it searches for a meal on Lake Victoria in Uganda. © Mayur Prag

? An African jacana chick forages in the muddy waters along the Chobe River, Botswana © Charl Stols

? A yellow-billed oxpecker perched on a zebra’s back, pausing its search for ticks. Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana © Christo Giliomee

? A portrait of a shoebill stork in Mabamba Marsh near Entebbe, Uganda © Patrice Quillard

? Spotted hyena cubs take a brief break from causing mischief. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Rod Watson

? A spotted zebra foal known as Tira – a rare example of pseudomelanism. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Terry Granger

? The speed of a Thomson’s gazelle foal is no match for a cheetah. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Thomas Vijayan

? A suricate (meerkat) family basking in the warmth of the sun. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Tim Desilets

? A white-backed vulture perches on the toes of a hippopotamus carcass. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Charl Stols

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