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TOP 101 - GALLERY 2 - 2022 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Team Africa Geographic

Thursday, 12 May 2022

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Here are the Top 101 entries in our 2022 Photographer of the Year! We will announce the overall winner and two runners-up in the beginning of June. They will share US$10 000 in prize money and join their partners and our CEO Simon Espley and his wife Lizz on the ultimate private safari in Botswana.

This is Gallery 2 of the Top 101. To see the other Photographer of the Year Top 101 galleries, click below:

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Photographer of the Year
Exit downstage left. Children play outside the Hotel Mahazatra in Antananarivo. Madagascar. © Aimin Chen
Photographer of the Year
Mountain gorillas are capable climbers from a young age, spending much of their day at play, swinging from branches. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. © Antonio S. Chamorro
Photographer of the Year
Friendly fire. Not all interactions between the usually sociable Cape weavers are amicable. When real estate and resources are tight, those stepping out are reminded to toe the line. Langebaan, South Africa. © Geo Cloete
Photographer of the Year
Flower power. A juvenile spiny flower mantis clutches onto the violas, showing off its powers of aggressive flower mimicry. Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, Durban, South Africa. © Hendrik Louw
Photographer of the Year
A Tsonga fisherman spears a fish caught by the tide in a “fake” kraal trap. Kosi Bay, South Africa. © Hesté de Beer
Photographer of the Year
The herd brings the drama as it arrives at a spring to drink. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Jens Cullmann
Africa Geographic Travel
Photographer of the Year
André Bauma and his ward, Ndakasi – rescued as an infant when the rest of her family was murdered. Bauma and Ndakasi remained close throughout her life, until she died in his arms in 2021. Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo. © Marcus Westberg
Photographer of the Year
A highly venomous Egyptian saw-scaled viper seen on the shores of Lake Baringo. This small snake accounts for a high number of snakebites in Africa – many of which are lethal. Kenya. © Robin James Backhouse
Photographer of the Year
Last seconds of life. A mother zebra makes one final attempt to separate her foal from its pursuant – but fails. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Alex Brackx
Photographer of the Year
Portrait d’un canard. An artistic crop of a yellow-billed duck preening and displaying its striking feathers. Intaka Island Wetlands, Cape Town. © Braeme Holland
Photographer of the Year
Backyard brawl. Two black-backed jackals in a territorial squabble at Polentswa waterhole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Chris Kinross
Photographer of the Year
In an unusual occurrence, small fish evade the tentacles of a smack of South African box jellyfish (Carybdea branchi), which in this case did not appear to be hunting the fish. “I was able to observe both for a while and none of the fish were caught,” says the photographer, who speculates this may be a rare case of commensalism – with the small fish possibly taking refuge between the tentacles. Cape Town, South Africa. © Geo Cloete
Photographer of the Year
Remarkable patterns of tracks criss-cross the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Occasional small herds of wildebeest and zebra cross the expanse to take advantage of the more nutritious grasses sprouting on the edge of the pans. Botswana. © James Gifford
Africa Geographic Travel
Photographer of the Year
An Ethiopian herder watches over his cattle as they rest. Ethiopia. © Kevin Dooley
Photographer of the Year
This spotted hyena had a thorough roll in a muddy, almost-dry waterhole to cool off in the heat of the day. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Melanie Loubser
Photographer of the Year
Star of the show. An imposing silverback makes his way downstage. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. © Pedro Amaral
Photographer of the Year
A litter of cubs, fresh out of the den, disturbs a moment of peace. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. © Sue Dougherty
Photographer of the Year
A painted reed frog enjoys an evening sojourn on a lily pad. This image was captured using an underwater camera submerged underneath the lily pad, with a torch positioned above. Sabie, South Africa. © Veronique Pretorius
Photographer of the Year
Children entertain themselves beneath towering Grandidier’s baobabs – the tree giants of Madagascar, which grow up to 25 metres tall. Western Madagascar. © Aimin Chen
Photographer of the Year
Fade to fynbos. A Knysna dwarf chameleon disappears into the vibrant colours of an Erica shrub. Garden Route Botanical Gardens, George, South Africa. © Brendon White
Photographer of the year 2021
Photographer of the Year
An African wildcat rests in a camel thorn tree, its coat blending in with the tree’s bark. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Daniela Anger
Photographer of the Year
A wobble of ostriches huddles in the dust near Rooiputs waterhole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Gert Lamprecht
Photographer of the Year
Zebra trio of Serengeti National Park. Tanzania. © Hilda le Roux
Photographer of the Year
Aerial abstract. A bird’s-eye view of Sossusvlei reveals life sprouting from the dunes. Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. © Lucy Gemmill
Photographer of the Year
The herd crosses a dry lake. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Yaron Schmid

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