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weekly selection 9 - 2021 photographer of the year


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Thursday, 11 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 marabou stork snaps up a tasty armoured cricket. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Andrew Aveley
A cheetah and her cub take stock. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya. © Yaron Schmid
A look of interest. Khwai Community Concession, Botswana. © Shaun Malan
Mucking about. South Africa. © Michael Raddall
Male violet-backed starling having upside-down breakfast. Kolwezi, Lualaba Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. © Kirkamon Cabello
Koki, an African black-bellied or long-tailed pangolin, no longer has a long tail. She lost two-thirds of it in a bush fire. She was rescued and rehabilitated by the Sangha Pangolin Project and has since been released back into the forest. Dzanga-Sangha National Park, Central African Republic. © Matt Todd
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White rhino feeling amorous. South Africa. © Joschka Voss
Aerial view of a floating market in Ganvie, Benin. © Inger Vandyke
A web-footed gecko cleans his eye. NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia. © Helgardt Pretorius
An African harrier-hawk hunting what appeared to be geckos. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Helgardt Pretorius
A young wild dog at play. Nyerere National Park, Tanzania. © Hans Cosmas Ngoteya
Lilies at sunrise – the flowers only bloom during good rainfall when the pan fills with water. Farm Sandhof, Namibia. © Günter Brettschneider
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This stunning lioness, astoundingly named Blue Eye, was blinded by a warthog but seems unaffected by the loss. Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa. © Sarsha Rinkovec
Swimming lessons. Khwai Community Concession, Botswana. © Giovanni Frescura
Dusk dinner dash – this pig-on-the-run managed to escape by diving into a hole. Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Felix Rome
Tenderness. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
Baby crocodile in a roadside pool after heavy rains. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Derek Smith
Chilling in the summer. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. © Charmaine Joubert
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Mutual antipathy – a Cape vulture drives a black-backed jackal off a food scrap. Giant’s Castle, Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Site, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. © David Allen
An unusual bath time. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Darcy Shelanskey
Caerostris sexcuspidata (common bark spider) builds some of the biggest webs in the world. Newlands Forest, South Africa. © Christian Brockes
‘I don’t care if you were here first’ – a bateleur takes on a white-headed vulture. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Bomber Kent
An eland goes the way of all flesh courtesy of a lone lioness. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Andrew Aveley
Up close and personal with an African rock python. Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa. © Michael Raddall
I keep an eye on you – baby flap-necked chameleon. Balule Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Anna-C. Nagel
An evocative Eastern Cape winter. Kariega Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Andrew Aveley

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