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Wood stevedore. Niger River, Ségou, Mali. © Marios Forsos
An African skimmer provides a massive meal for a tiny chick. Zambezi River, Zambezi Region, Namibia. © Andrew Aveley
Easter scrubhare treat. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Annemarie du Plessis
Elegant battle – an adult male takes exception to two younger males. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana. © Juan Venter
An African dusky flycatcher guards her nest. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town. © Braeme Holland
Immature bark stink bug ( Coenomorpha). Frankfort, Free State, South Africa. © Dawie Broekman
Busy little honey bee pollinating a sunflower. Free State, South Africa. © Eleanor Hattingh
‘I will kick you in the face!’ – Tawny eagle and white-backed vulture have a set to. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Elizma Fourie
Is there something in my nose? Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
Playing in puddles. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Gabriela Staebler
Thoughtful young Sykes’ monkey with grass lollipop. Nairobi, Kenya. © John Spencer
A boomslang looking for its next meal in a sociable weaver nest. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa. © Ieuan Rose
Two oestrus females sharing an exhausted male. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Annemarie du Plessis
Flower bee ( Halictidae) about to depart with her pollen prize. Frankfort, Free State, South Africa. © Dawie Broekman
Oryx deep in the heart of the Namib Desert, Namibia. © Nicolas Genoud
Orthodox priest outside Biete Gabriel-Rufael, Lalibela, Ethiopia. © Marios Forsos
A perfectly groomed Cape white-eye. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town. © Braeme Holland
A family tiff over supper. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Wolf Avni
Flying red lechwe. Jao Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Marzanne Louw
A small amphibian sits on a rain tree leaf. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Mattheuns Pretorius
Showdown – 38 minutes of adrenaline-pumping action The painted dogs eventually left the lioness and her cub to tell the tale. Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. © Melonie Eva
‘I’m watching you’. Savuti, Chobe, Botswana. © Nicolas Genoud
Observation Gelada. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. © Patrice Quillard
Posing in a sea of driedoring ( Rhigozum trichotomum). Nossob River, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Sharlene Cathro
Crowned cranes in their room with a view. Nairobi National Park, Kenya. © Pranav Chadha
Puff adder (mottled) having a dreadful day with a Cape cobra. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana. © Reto Bühler
Raucous toad ( Sclerophrys capensis) emerging with the first rains of Spring 2020. Frankfort, Free State, South Africa. © Dawie Broekman
Poot poot! Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Annemarie du Plessis
Wet hair day. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Reto Bühler
A massive Southern African python attempting to swallow a blue wildebeest calf. Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa. © Rudi Hulshof
Banded-antennae mantidfly ( Afromantispa). Van Stadens Wild Flower Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa. © Sam Surdut
An epauletted fruit bat ( Epomophorus) gazing from his daylight haunt. Mopani Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Siegfried Schroeder
An inquisitive young male sperm whale. Mauritius. © Vanessa Mignon
It’s not every day you see an ant running up and down a boomslang. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Wilmari Porter
‘I’m tired.’ Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. © Patrice Quillard
A tower of giraffes. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Yaron Schmid
A male olive woodpecker excavating his nest in a red saffron tree. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town. © Braeme Holland
Climbing at sunset. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Patrick Delomez
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