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Photographer of the Year week 4

WEEKLY SELECTION 4 - 2022 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Team Africa Geographic

Thursday, 3 March 2022

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Our Photographer of the Year 2022 is open for submissions, with cash prizes of US$10,000 for the winner and two runners-up. Winners and their partners will also join our CEO Simon Espley and his wife Lizz on the ultimate private safari in Botswana.

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.

Proudly brought to you by Hemmersbach Rhino Force and Natural Selection.

Here are the best submissions for this week 

A young crocodile snaps at an eland, grasping its nose but quickly losing its grip on the fortunate antelope. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Jens Cullmann
A boomslang preying on southern-masked weaver chicks is mobbed by a protective male. Ngala Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa. © Matt Walsh
Avoiding crocodiles in a mad dash across the Khwai River. Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. © Alexis Castillo
Bob Marley (famed lion of the Maasai Mara), hunting a warthog in its burrow – soon after receiving a wound from the warthog’s tusk. After a long battle, he succeeded in the hunt. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Fizan Chaudhry
A dramatic crossing of the Mara River. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Artur Stankiewicz
A juvenile malachite kingfisher catches a damselfly and proceeds to swallow it whole. Intaka Island Wetlands, Cape Town, South Africa. © Braeme Holland
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A family of black-backed jackals unites just before sunset. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Charlene Bacchioni
A litter of cubs, fresh out of the den, disturbs a moment of peace. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. © Sue Dougherty
Craig, a 50-year-old super tusker of Amboseli, strikes a pose. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © David Dhaen
A monitor lizard hides in a knothole, blending into the bark of the tree. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Faaiq Ebrahim Khan
A trick of the light as a hippo blows water from its nostrils. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Jens Cullmann
A lion cub rests between meals on the sun-scorched legs of his elephant meal. Savuti, Botswana. © Hannes Lochner
Trying to escape a cauldron of struggling wildebeest in the low water levels of the Mara River. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Hesté de Beer
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A bashful grey crowned crane – a regular at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – is done posing for the day. Uganda. © Piritta Paija
The herd leaves Chitake Springs in the early morning. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Jens Cullmann
A juvenile white-throated swallow encourages its parent to head out to find more food. Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa. © John Mullineux
The herd stands on high alert as a cheetah passes by, seemingly unperturbed by their presence. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © David Dhaen
Standing tall in front of the apparition of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Kerry de Bruyn
Springboks hide in the shade of a tree at Etosha Pan. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Markus Vetter
A red-necked falcon lands in the shallows. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Michiel Duvenhage
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Heading out on an early morning prowl near Mata Mata Rest Camp. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Charlene Bacchioni
Mom’s legs provide safety while at the water for a drink. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Paul Crosland
A young shoebill photographed in Mabamba Swamp, near Entebbe. Uganda. © Piritta Paija
A haunting call cuts through the morning quiet. Moditlo Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Reece Ferris
Risking life and limb on a straggling buffalo. Chitake Springs, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Jens Cullmann
Clinging to the lifeless body of its mother, an infant vervet monkey’s fate hangs in the balance. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. © Shafeeq Mulla
A mother gorilla, infant close behind her, seems at ease with her audience. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. © Sue Dougherty
A slender mongoose ventures out of hiding. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Terry Carew

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