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Maasai warriors competing to jump over a stream that flows into Lake Natron, Tanzania. © Hesté de Beer
A pair of angry Cape teals chase an intruder from their waterhole. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Andrew Schoeman
A female crab spider ruins the day for a honey bee. If you look carefully, you can see her husband clinging onto her abdomen. Olivedale, Johannesburg. © Stephen Mintram
A ground squirrel pays (unwillingly) for a caracal’s patience. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Charlene Bacchioni
A baby mountain gorilla honing his climbing skills. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda. © Daniel Walther
The beautiful Fitzsimon’s thick-toed gecko ( Chondrodactylus fitzsimonsi) emerging after rain in search of insects. Iona National Park, Angola. © Javier Lobon-Rovira
The Shawnee shipwreck just south of Sandwich Harbour. The ship ran aground under mysterious circumstances in 1976. Skeleton Coast, Namibia. © Lizet Grobbelaar
Twilight snack: a melanistic serval enjoys a mouse at the end of an eventful day. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Malini Pittet
Attack is the best form of defence. A mole snake wraps its tail around the neck of a tawny eagle which underestimated its supper’s will to live. The eagle managed to escape after a long struggle. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Willie van Schalkwyk
The Nile crocodile’s fearsome, if slightly unhygienic, teeth. Chobe National Park, Botswana. © Nikki Humphrey
A python confusing an old weaver’s nest for a hammock. Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa. © Pierre van der Berg
A black-backed jackal with the last bit of a double-banded courser snack. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Anja Denker
Tuareg. Sahara Desert, Mauritania. © David Rouge
Mother Egyptian goose with goslings having a break on hippo island. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa. © Prelena Soma Owen
A wild, male white lion enjoying breakfast. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Rudi Hulshof
Ground-based scavenger taking exception to his avian competitors. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Srikanth Santhinathan
A cruel fate: a clan of hyenas were dancing around a lion with a kill when one of the hyenas stumbled on a young Grant’s gazelle hiding in the grass. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Malini Pittet
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