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Best photos of the week

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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 2, Gallery 4 

? A cheetah uses a tree as a scratching post. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Alessandro Redaelli Spreafico

? The Tano Bora cheetah coalition with a zebra foal carcass. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Amish Chhagan

? A tiny lion cub stays close to its mother as it takes in the world around it. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Andreas Hemb

? Three critically endangered Grevy’s zebra stand side-by-side. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya © Andy Campbell

? A tiny baby mountain gorilla wrapped in its mother’s protective embrace. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Andy Howe

? One of only three known white lions in the wild – a gene mutation known as leucism results in reduced pigmentation and white fur. Ngala Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard

? A critically endangered hawksbill turtle in the crystal-clear waters of Seychelles. © Carl Havemann

? A bedraggled lion cub uses its mother’s face as a pillow. Khwai Private Reserve, Botswana © Charl Stols

? A black-backed jackal drags the remains of a seal into the dunes of Sandwich Harbour, Namibia © Chiara Melone

? A yellow-billed hornbill with a bright orange berry in its beak. Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana © Christo Giliomee

? A lioness lit by the setting sun. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana © Dewald Tromp

? A pangolin digs for insects after being rescued by the African Pangolin Working Group (@africanpangolinconservation) then placed under the care of the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet (@johannesburgwildlifevet) for rehabilitation. © Gareth Thomas

? A silverback mountain gorilla known as Rukundo snacks on leafy greens. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda © Georgiana Steiger

? An African grey crowned crane stretches out its neck and wing during a mating dance. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ivan Glaser

? Making eye contact with a juvenile mountain gorilla. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda © Kim Paffen

? A malachite kingfisher perches on a reed as an elephant feeds in the background. Chobe River, Botswana © Charl Stols

? A mountain gorilla against the spectacular backdrop of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda. © Marcus Westberg

? A suricate (meerkat) moving pups to a new den, pausing occasionally to check that the coast is clear. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa © Mark Winckler

? A victor emerges in a ground squirrel battle for dominance. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Mietsie Visser

? A male lion greets a cub in a display of paternal affection. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Philippe Henry de Frahan

? A tower of giraffe on the dry plains of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Sabine Stols

? An exhausted female spotted hyena allows her insatiable cubs to suckle while she sleeps. Rietspruit Game Reserve, South Africa © Virginia Quinn

? A male African jacana shelters four chicks beneath his wings as they travel along water lily pads. Chobe River, Botswana © Charl Stols

? A cattle egret walks among an abundance of spring wildflowers. Skilpad Nature Reserve, South Africa © Vittorio Ricci

? A shy African wildcat peers out from a camel thorn tree. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

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