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weekly selection 7 - 2021 photographer of the year


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Thursday, 25 February 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 

Laser eyes. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Joschka Voss
Let me scratch your ear for you. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. © Anna-C. Nagel
A flap-necked chameleon channelling its concealing prowess. Kolwezi, Lualaba Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. © Kirkamon Kabello
Intimate lashes. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Annamaria Gremmo
Carder bee (Anthidium sp.) – about 5mm long. Ruiru, Kenya. © Robin James Backhouse
Time to move on… with haste. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Anne-Françoise Tasnier
Gardening. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. © Antionette Morkel
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The lion king and the real force behind him. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Artur Stankiewicz
Can I help you with something? Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. © Barbara Fleming
A young leopard playing with his impala lamb meal. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Chris Jolley
‘Don’t mind me, I’m just going to park here for a while.’ Zebra and pied crow. Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
Morning mist floating through the trees. Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya. © Giovanni Frescura
A Cape clawless otter comes up for air. Katrinasrust Trout Farm, South Africa. © Graeme Gullacksen
The epitome of vast, desert isolation – an oryx seeks shade. Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. © Hans Wagemaker
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The heart-warming scene of paternal lion affection. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia. © Andrew Macdonald
A high-casqued chameleon (Trioceros hoehnelii) living in Nairobi suburbia. © Robin James Backhouse
White rhino mother and calf under the moon. South Africa. © Joschka Voss
A balancing act. Endangered Zanzibar red colobus monkey and baby. Zanzibar, Tanzania. © Julie Lovegrove
A flap-necked chameleon realises he may have been spotted. Kolwezi, Lualaba Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. © Kirkamon Kabello
Flashes in a field near Amber Mountain reveal a pair of ring-tailed mongoose chasing each other in the grass. Madagascar © Linda Klipp
A black-bellied pangolin climbing through the trees, feeding on termites. Central African Republic. © Liz Hart
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Lanner falcon in perfect, predatory stoop. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Philip Jackson
Moody mountain gorillas. The far one is the silverback; the other a blackback. Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo. © Ricardo Ferreira
Stallion. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Anna-C. Nagel
A white-tailed mongoose (Ichneumia albicaudaI), caught in a camera trap, living near Nairobi. Ruiru, Kenya. © Robin James Backhouse
Reticulated giraffes standing tall. Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. © Sara Jenner
Members of the Kara Tribe, the smallest ethnic group of the Omo Valley. The Warsa festival is a celebration of daily life. Initially, men jump in groups in front of the women; later women respond with their own leaps and moves. Omo Valley, Ethiopia. © Zay Yar Lin

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