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weekly selection 13 - 2021 photographer of the year


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Thursday, 8 April 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 

Fight over water. Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana. © Valentino Morgante
An African rock python rests before swallowing a black-backed jackal, while a painted lady butterfly observes. Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Dani Abrahams
Zebra fight in front of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Thorsten Hanewald
An orb-weaver spider (Araneidae) on her perfect web. Langata area outside Nairobi, Kenya. © Karim Kara
Juvenile greater flamingos cast a reflection. Strandfontein, Cape Town, South Africa. © Braeme Holland
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A grey-crowned crane peers at the sunset. Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. © Sushil Chauhan
Lion cub defending his breakfast. Jejane Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Ryan Thomson
A male leopard watches as thieving hyenas eat his kudu kill. Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Rudi Hulshof
Lion feeding on an elephant carcass. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. © Prelena Soma Owen
Scuffing grass from the baked plains during the drought. Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. © Neville Jones
A leopardess descends a giant baobab full of perfect paw-holds for climbers. Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. © Marc Mol
African fish eagle hoping its sub-adult offspring will leave home soon. Chobe River, Botswana. © Murray Jacklin
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A morbid game. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Michael Raddall
An African openbill forages for freshwater mussels. Sabie River, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Mattheuns Pretorius
A spectacular Congo tree frog. Kolwezi Lualaba Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. © Kirkamon Cabello
‘Can I help you with something?’ White rhino, South Africa. © Gabriela Staebler
A silverback watches with calm confidence. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. © Dori Hoffmann
An African rock python devours a not-so-cunning black-backed jackal. Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Dani Abrahams
A sunny day turns suddenly stormy. Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. © Christian Alpert
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A sleeping von Höhnel’s chameleon (Trioceros hoehnelii). Langata Area outside Nairobi, Kenya. © Karim Kara
Flamingos over Lake Magadi with mineral deposits and floating brine reflecting sunlight to form colourful and constantly changing patterns. Lake Magadi, Kenya. © Zhugang Zheng
A lion cub savouring zebra spare ribs. Khwai Community Concession, Botswana. © Shaun Malan
The Milky Way blankets Serian’s Serengeti South Camp. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Bill Klipp
Kolekanos plumicaudus (described in 2008) uses the scales of its flattened tail to mimic a black feather. Iona National Park, Angola. © Javier Lobon Rovira
Staying afloat in a sea of elephants bathing at sunset. Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. © Andrew Liu

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