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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 2, Gallery 3 

? A puku and her new-born calf at dawn. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Alice Péretié

? A painted wolf (African wild dog) rests in the damp sand near a waterhole. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andreas Hemb

? A leopard cub fits snuggly beneath its mother’s chin. Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya © Andy Howe

? Black and white silhouette of a cheetah and her cub. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Anja Denker

? A male Cape weaver puts on a display, trying to attract females to his newly built nest. Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa © Antionette Morkel

? A close-up of an elephant’s trunk. Linyanti Concession Area, northern Botswana © Carl Havemann

? An old male lion snarls at a crocodile as it approaches the carcass he was feasting on. Chobe River, Botswana © Charl Stols

? Three sub-adult male lions share a drink from a pool of water. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe © Christo Giliomee

? A frog waiting for the opportunity to ambush a moth. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Dewald Tromp

? A black-backed jackal narrowly misses a sandgrouse. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Elize Labuschagne

? A macro photograph of newly hatched bug nymphs. Sabiepark Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Eraine van Schalkwyk

? A wrestling match between a pair of ground squirrels. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gonnie Myburgh

? A wobbly new-born elephant calf is helped to its feet by its mother as it prepares to take its first steps. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Charl Stols

? A bright yellow flap-necked chameleon. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Jon Colman

? Beautiful pink blombos flowers and the mountainous scene of Asegaaiboskloof in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, South Africa © Justin Hawthorne

? Portrait of a young and fluffy plains zebra foal. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Andy Howe

? An orphaned gorilla in the arms of its caretaker at the Senkwekwe Center. Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Marcus Westberg

? A female leopard flushed a porcupine from its burrow and pays a painful price for her meal. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Mark Kaptein

? A male lion with the painful remains of an unsuccessful porcupine hunt. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Mietsie Visser

? A male ostrich stretches out his wings to provide shade for four chicks. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Nico Janse van Rensburg

? A marabou stork tosses a skimmer chick into the air before swallowing it whole. Chobe River, Botswana © Sabine Stols

? An explosion of dust as wildebeest leap into the Mara River during the Great Migration. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Simone Basini

? A muddy spotted hyena chews on the jaw of a hippo carcass. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Tommy Mees

? A Rüppell’s vulture chases a black-backed jackal from a wildebeest carcass. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Charl Stols

? A lion cub inquisitively peers out over a stump. Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya © Yarin Klein

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