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weekly selection 8 - 2021 photographer of the year


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Thursday, 4 March 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 spotted hyena youth enjoys rolling on his massive meal. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. © Danielle Carstens
An orphaned elephant exerting independence with his milk bottle.The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Ithumba Reintegration Unit, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. © Ana Zinger
Cheetah cub with elephant dung toy. Chitabe Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Paula Scherbroeck
Northern black korhaan standing proud. Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
An unimpressed serval mum rescues her sodden kittens from their inundated den. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Anne-Françoise Tasnier
Claiming or possibly stealing his prize. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. © Antionette Morkel
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A Cape white-eye observes from some Agapanthus flowers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town. © Braeme Holland
Playtime. Young cheetahs giving their mother a hard time. Onguma Nature Reserve, Namibia. © Marcus Westberg
The elephants’ excitement on arriving at the pan each afternoon made me appreciate what I often take for granted…water. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Corlette Wessels
Angry and intimidating. Chobe National Park, Botswana. © Danielle Carstens
A woman waits outside her hut for the sun. Lake Natron, Tanzania. © Hesté de Beer
Patient bush hyrax mum. Nairobi National Park, Kenya. © Dave Richards
Rain rejuvenates the woodland after a devastating fire. It’s difficult to say what the steenbok ram feels about the rain. Lower Sabie area, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Dean Polley
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Brown-veined whites in the middle of their yearly migration. Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Shaun Malan
Something smells amiss. Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
Something interesting out yonder. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Danielle Carstens
Two young geladas looking for mischief. Simien Mountains, Ethiopia. © Hesté de Beer
Suckling in a forest of legs and trunks. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. © Jane Wynward
African rock python being a tree python. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Johan Musaus
A desert-adapted elephant cooling off in a spray of dust. Hoanib Skeleton Coast region, Namibia. © Lauren Cohen
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The unbelievable shoebill, one of the most peculiar birds in the world. Mabamba Swamp, Uganda. © Christian Passeri
A leopardess, undisturbed by the rain, scans the plains. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Paolo Torchio
A lonesome little chacma baboon watching the sunset. Chobe National Park, Botswana. © Danielle Carstens
The impressive valleys and dunes of the Hiddenvlei. Sossusvlei, Namibia. © Hesté de Beer
A Verreaux’s eagle carries a reluctant passenger before dropping it to be dashed on the rocks below. Langebaan Quarry, Cape Town. © Braeme Holland
Common dolphins frolicking in the waves on a cold winter’s morning. Near Knysna, South Africa. © Andrew Aveley
Wild dogs take revenge after this hyena pilfered their impala kill. Chitabe Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Paula Scherbroeck
Orange-breasted sunbird (male) strikes a lonely figure on a burnt protea. Rooi-Els, Western Cape, South Africa. © Paul Crosland
Poser. Male tree agama in full breeding colours. Satara, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Rebecca Rowles
A male leopard takes refuge after snatching a hyena cub. The angry clan circled the tree, ripping off pieces of bark. The leopard eventually ate his prize. Khwai, Botswana. © Shaun Malan
Thirst and joy. Chobe National Park, Botswana. © Danielle Carstens

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