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A tawny eagle lowering its landing gear. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Willie van Schalkwyk
Unsure if this is breakfast or not. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Andrew Aveley
The catch – African darter with tilapia. Lake Panic, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Antionette Morkel
Yum. Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Artur Stankiewicz
A southern ground hornbill plays with a dusty stogy (actually a stick). Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Mattheuns Pretorius
One giant chewing on another. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. © Bill Klipp
Chilojo cliffs on a winter’s morning. Gonarezhou National Park. Zimbabwe. © Judy Woodgate
A flower mantid pretending (successfully) to be an aloe. Komatipoort Area of South Africa. © Carol Bell
Patience and luck for the perfect black rhino shot at sunset. Namibia. © Corlette Wessels
Dust to dust. A pack of African wild dogs attacking a warthog. Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Golaotse Speedy Senase
Looking up at his marula tree pantry. Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Henrico Muller
Basotho herders rounding up their donkeys for the summer night at an altitude of more than 3000 meters. Lesotho. © Hesté de Beer
Infanticide – a new male makes his presence felt. Singita Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Janice Katz
Caracal. Erindi Private Game Reserve, Namibia. © Jarosław Klej
A bateleur coming in to land. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Willie van Schalkwyk
Geladas with salon-quality hair. Simien Mountains, Ethiopia. © Judy Woodgate
An African mourning dove in desperate trouble from a gang of hungry African helmeted terrapins. Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Karim Kara
Giraffe silhouette dance. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Marcio Lisa
An endangered red colobus monkey with its impressive Einstein haircut. Jozani Forest, Zanzibar. © Yobel Muchang
A ground woodpecker takes off. Maloti-Drakensberg Park, South Africa. © Mattheuns Pretorius
Bateleur face off. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Murray Jacklin
Jewel of the ocean. A basket star adheres to a palmate sea fan (both are marine animals). False Bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. © Peet J van Eeden
Unlike most cats, the lions of Duba seem to have no dislike of water. Duba Expedition Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Bill Klipp
Aardwolf. Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana. © Richard Scripps
Fossa. This endangered creature is the largest mammal predator on Madagascar. Menabe Antimena Protected Area, Madagascar. © Sergey Savvi
Startled stares across the Kalahari plains. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana. © Shaun Malan
Jackson’s forest lizard. Mount Elgon National Park, Kenya. © Stephen Spawls
A few of the more than 600, very relaxed, Addo elephants known for their placid behaviour and human tolerance. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. © Hesté de Beer
Nature’s greatest spectacle. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Artur Stankiewicz
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