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We are open for entries from 1 February 2022 to midnight on 30 April 2022. Judging for Photographer of the Year will take place throughout those months and for the month of May 2022, and the winners will be announced end May 2022.
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Here are the best submissions for this week
A blue crane – rare in most parts of South Africa – thriving with chicks in the Garden Route. Albertinia, Western Cape, South Africa. © Deon Oosthuizen
Victor in a game between siblings, a cheetah cub claims a triumphant spot atop a leadwood stump. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Mattheuns Pretorius
White-fronted bee-eaters take flight. The Aloe Farm, Hartbeespoort, North West, South Africa. © Sean Davis
Luscious locks at sunrise. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia. © Andrew Macdonald
Aerial abstract. A bird’s-eye view of Sossusvlei reveals life sprouting from the dunes. Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. © Lucy Gemmill
Collared pratincole in full-wing stretch. Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. © Barry Launder
Tiny dragon with penetrating gaze. Rough-scaled bush vipers are hard to spot in their preferred hideaways of dense vegetation, where they are well camouflaged. Uganda. © Bobby Bok
Strandwolf in miniature at dawn. A brown hyena walks amongst the impressive red dunes as it returns to its den site. Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. © Brendon White
Mud on canvas. An elephant gets sloppy during a mud bath. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Barry Launder
Shrouded ambition. Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Brendon White
‘Shred the patriarchy’. 23-year-old Hilam’s portrait on a rooftop in Casablanca forms part of a series of the same name, focusing on the empowerment of Moroccan women in marginalised communities through subcultural expressions of identity. Morocco. © Chantal Pinzi
A lucky shot as a leopard returns to its carcass. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Deon Kelbrick
The elegant motion of a little bee-eater in full dive. Harare, Zimbabwe. © Barry Launder
Obligations of youth. Frollicking in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
Allegory of life and death. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Hendri Venter
A pair of blue-billed teals take downtime from dabbling, reflections floating on the water’s surface. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Aarti Shah
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
Scaled enchanter. A green bush viper survives in the last remnants of the once-great Kakamega Forest. Kenya. © Robin James Backhouse
Red bishop showing off. Harare, Zimbabwe. © Barry Launder
Muddy cakewalk. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Sean Koekemoer
Dangerous catch. A crocodile drags its baboon prey to the water. Chobe National Park, Botswana. © Tania Cholwich
Yellow bishop hawking flying ants. Greystone Nature Preserve, Harare, Zimbabwe. © Barry Launder
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