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weekly selection 17 - 2021 photographer of the year


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Thursday, 6 May 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 

Battle of the spears. Kij-Kij waterhole, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Paul Nash
Concentration – African wild cat. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Juan Venter
A chimpanzee judging. Budongo Central Forest Reserve, Uganda. © Patrice Quillard
An Ethiopian wolf, Africa’s most endangered carnivore, surveys his mountain fastness. Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. © Christopher Walti
A topi atop a termite mound displays himself at dawn. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Alexandre Bés
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Drinks time. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. © Darren Donovan
Time to leave – posthaste. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © David Rouge
The Namib Desert flowing into the Atlantic. Namibia. © David Rouge
Shoebill. Mabamba Swamp, Uganda. © Dirk Johnen
Red-knobbed coot chick waiting for a meal. Zibulo bird hide, Mpumalanga, South Africa. © Eleanor Hattingh
Young male white lion severely wounded from inter-pride battles. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Hans Wagemaker
‘Do you think they’ve seen us?’ ‘Yes, quite probably.’ Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
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Flight over Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park with its meandering rivers and animal tracks. © Gabriela Staebler
Patient spotted hyena cub waiting for its mum. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Sonja Metzger
Green pigeons aggregate in spectacular groups on the muddy grounds around the bai. Lango Baï, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo. © Gaël R. Vande weghe
African jacana chick learning to use its outlandish toes. Chobe National Park, Botswana. © Gonnie Myburgh
Drinking on the move. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Tiffany Franks
The world’s smallest known reptile – nano-chameleon or Brookesia nana. Park V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Park, Andasibe, Madagascar. © Andreas Just
Unimpressed with the desert rain. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Juan Venter
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A male gelada demonstrates annoyance. Debre Libanos, Ethiopia. © Vittorio Ricci
A chimpanzee calmly observes his human relatives. Budongo Central Forest Reserve, Uganda. © Patrice Quillard
Eastern golden weaver…weaving. Watamu, Kenya. © Peter Derry
A male boomslang ruins the day for an African bullfrog. Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
A lion cub waits patiently for its mother, perched about nine feet above the Serengeti plains. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © JaNet Hennie
A curious young vervet monkey fascinated by his photographer. Pafuri region, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Siegfried Schroeder
Red-billed firefinch comes for a drink in suburbia. Nairobi, Kenya. © Sourish Trivedy
Hunting buffalo is so exhausting. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Gabriela Staebler
Dew-soaked, morning pose. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Riaan Wolhuter
Baobab Alley. Madagascar. © Andreas Just
Camouflage. Khwai Community Concession, Botswana. © Shaun Malan

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