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Look into the Light – a rare golden monkey shifts its gaze to the sky just as a shaft of light penetrates the forest. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. © Sam Wallace
Luluka’s cub. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Ahmed Galal
A lioness delivers the coup de grâce after separating a calf from the protection of its mother. Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya. Read more about this encounter. © James Nampaso
A juvenile bateleur coming in hot. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Willie van Schalkwyk
The great plunge. Mara River, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Artur Stankiewicz
Calm. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa. © Marcus Westberg
Puku calf sheltering in an elephant track. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. © Dawie Maree
Humba and Netsai, dominant males of the region in Hwange National Park, where Cecil used to reign. Zimbabwe. © Dex Kotze
Hyllus treleaveni is the largest jumping spider in Africa. This female was relocated to a potted protea flower after jumping onto the photographer’s terrified son. Marloth Park, South Africa. © Eleanor Hattingh
A magnificent broad-tailed day gecko ( Phelsuma laticauda). Masoala National Park, Madagascar. © Gabriela Staebler
Tenderness – Cape fox mum and her kit. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Gonnie Myburgh
Shocking table manners. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. © Valentino Morgante
Attack – a pride sets upon a giraffe cow and her helpless calf. Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya. Read more about this encounter. © James Nampaso
Stare of extinction – an overcast morning provided perfect conditions to photograph this nocturnal rarity. Kalahari Desert, Botswana. © Sam Wallace
Sunset over Ganvie Village on Lake Nokoué. Benin. © Laurent Nilles
An aggressive encounter between the famous Thumbela leopardess and an unknown male.Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Luke Street
Following the pride at sunset. Animals often use the path of least resistance, which is why it is common to see them on roads and pathways. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa. © Marcus Westberg
Captivating Madagascar blue reed frog. Masoala National Park, Madagascar. © Gabriela Staebler
Contemplating the last light of the day. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Willie van Schalkwyk
A perfect morning. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Rod Watson
A funnel-web wolf spider enjoying the morning dew. Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa. © Sam Surdut
An African painted wolf (wild dog) crosses the River Khwai. Khwai, Botswana. © Shaun Malan
Surrounded with nowhere to go. Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya. Read more about this encounter. © James Nampaso
Hiding behind breakfast. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Valentino Morgante
Ranger Benson and an elephant bull assessing each other. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. © Werner Hoetzel
Lilac-breasted roller soaking up the last rays. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Marcus Westberg
A baby Nile crocodile struggles to reach safety on the banks of the Rufiji River. Selous Game Reserve, Nyerere National Park, Tanzania. © Daniel Walther
A lilac-breasted roller having a shower. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Willie van Schalkwyk
The dramatic skies of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya. © Yaron Schmid
Panther chameleon. Nosy Be, Madagascar. © Gabriela Staebler
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