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weekly selection 10 - 2021 photographer of the year


Team Africa Geographic

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Our Photographer of the Year 2021 is open for submissions, with cash prizes of US$10,000 for the overall winner and the two runners-up. They and their partners will also join our CEO Simon Espley and his wife Lizz on the ultimate private safari in Botswana.

The competition runs from January to June 2021. Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Proudly brought to you by Hemmersbach Rhino Force and Natural Selection.

Here are the best submissions for this week 

Nothing better than a morning stretch. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Ana Zinger
A mountain gorilla deep in thought as he watches a group of human visitors on the foothills of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda. © Marcus Westberg
Are we listening? White rhino. South Africa. © Andrew Aveley
A Cape fox kit with a breakfast rodent at dawn. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Sanjay Kalpage
Swamp raft. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Asif Chaudhry
The Parson’s chameleon, being one of the larger chameleon species, is relatively easy to find. Masoala National Park, eastern Madagascar. © Bill Klipp
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Hartlaub’s gull, Kommetjie, Cape Town. © Philip Jackson
‘Okay okay, I’m leaving!’ Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Burkhard Schlosser
Coming down to drink. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. © Giovanni Frescura
Leopard’s eye. Thornybush Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Henrico Muller
Learning from mistakes. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Inger Vandyke
A member of the Omo tribe takes a moment at dawn. Kara Village, Omo Valley, Ethiopia. © Jan Regan
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A gecko pretending to be invisible. Langata area outside Nairobi, Kenya. © Karim Kara
‘What have we here?’ Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Karolina Norée
‘Mum, is there something on my face?’ Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Lorne Sulcas
‘Enough is enough’ – a clan male indicates he’s done playing. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Manoj Shah
Perfect poser. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Marcus Westberg
Bateleur on ruffled display. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Murray Jacklin
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Staying focused. A leopard shows off its acrobatic skills while descending a baobab tree. Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. © Patrick Hozza
African wild dog at the den after a long night hunting. Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe. © Quinn Kloppers
A pearl-spotted owlet checks the lay of the land. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Wolf Avni
Marimba the ground pangolin has developed a bond of trust, love, and compassion with her guardian Mateus Mambe Masangunge over the course of their thirteen years together. Wild is Life Sanctuary, Zimbabwe. © Sam Turley
A family wade. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Bomber Kent
Quick as a flash – lanner falcon hunting at a waterhole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Sanjay Kalpage
Wondering baboon. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. © Andrew Aveley
Lioness dusting off the sleeping sands. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Shaun Etsebeth
Ying and yang of the African sky. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Sushil Chauhan
The last rays of the sun break through the storm. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Thorsten Hanewald

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