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weekly selection 18 - 2021 photographer of the year


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Thursday, 13 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 

A massive bushpig foraging on a cool winter afternoon. Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Rudi Hulshof
A photographer’s dream. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. © Aaron Mwale
Desert theft. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Margie Botha
The Crown – grey-crowned crane. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Alessandro Lugari
Early morning. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Andrew Aveley
Feasting on a zebra skull. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Andrew Liu
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‘This is MY piece!’. Jejane Private Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Ryan Thomson
Uneasy sharing. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Björn Persson
A black heron forming a shady canopy to attract fish. Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, South Africa. © Eleanor Hattingh
Playing in the rain. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
Winter sunset aardvark. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa. © Gary Cusins
A young Mundari boy proud of his giant Ankole cow. South Sudan. © Inger Vandyke
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Forged in the fires of creation. Botswana. © James Gifford
A leopard mum moving house with a patient cub. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Margie Botha
Backpack trail bliss. Olifants River, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Marius Swart
A windy morning at Singita Sabi Sands, South Africa. © Peter Caley
Dawn filters through the trees. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Andrew Liu
Master of disguise – crocodilefish in Bazaruto National Park, Mozambique. © Ricardo Ferreira
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Meet Loijipu. Loijipu is the first rhino rescue at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (R.E.S.C.U.E.) in Northern Kenya. Abandoned by his mother at just 2 days old, Loijipu formed a strong bond with his keepers. © Rozanna Bozabalian
Woodland kingfisher having a preen. Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, South Africa. © Eleanor Hattingh
Flamingos over Lake Magadi where the mineral deposits and floating brine produce colorful and constantly changing patterns in the sunlight. © Zhugang Zheng

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