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WEEKLY SELECTION 5 - 2022 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Team Africa Geographic

Thursday, 10 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.

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Here are the best submissions for this week 

Namaqua sandgrouse on lift off at Bedinkt Waterhole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Michiel Duvenhage
A hippo lies motionless in the mud during a hot day. The hippo’s fine epidermis renders its skin extremely sensitive to direct sunlight. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. © Andrei Daniel Mihalca
Flamingo affection at Rocherpan Nature Reserve. West Coast, South Africa. © Leon Labuschagne
Two of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park’s oldest cheetah females (sisters born in 2011), both accompanied by litters of sub-adult cubs, cooperatively hunt a gemsbok calf. South Africa. © Mark Kaptein
A toktokkie beetle feeds on a dragonfly in the Namib desert. Namibia. © Antionette Morkel
A Cape sugarbird flies over a protea after feeding on its sweet nectar. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa. © Braeme Holland
A member of the nomadic Fulani tribe from West Africa displays face tattoos and characteristic adornments. Republic of Benin. © Mojgan Arashvand
Zenabu, also a member of the Fulani Tribe, displays the tattoos which indicate the diversity within small groups of this region in the norther parts of Benin. Republic of Benin. © Mojgan Arashvand
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Three blue wildebeest engage in a fierce battle. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Dominique Maree
A cheetah family slows down for a quiet moment of nursing. Every few days the mother must move her cubs to avoid predators. This female has been collared for monitoring purposes. Marataba, Marakele National Park, South Africa. © Francoise Fourie
A Suri woman with decorated ear plate and large lip plate. The size of the lip plate indicates the number of cattle required for a Suri woman’s dowry. Omo Valley, Ethiopia. © Hesté de Beer
The wild, athletic movements of a ‘panther man’ dancing a Boloye dance. Côte d’Ivoire. © Inger Vandyke
A young Maasai boy’s face is painted during the Elatim circumcision ceremony. Tanzania. © Lewi Haskins
Male southern masked weavers having a spat at a hide near Bloemfontein. Free State, South Africa. © Michiel Duvenhage
Cape fur seals gather where the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Namibia. © Anne-Françoise Tasnier
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Through a glass darkly. These young giraffe and guardians seem to forge a mirror image on a ridge in Maasai Mara National Reserve. Kenya. © Millie Kerr
A Nephila spider (golden-orb web spider) snacks on a fly. Harare, Zimbabwe. © Tiffany Duncan
Strawberry anemones have the ability to glow if subjected to UV light. Fluorescence absorbs high-energy light and re-emits it as low-energy light. Partridge Point Dive Site in False Bay, South Africa. © Peet J van Eeden
The owner of these dromaderies ‘conducts’ his camels as they drink from a well dug to water passing caravans between the ancient Ksours of Oualata and Tichitt. From here, the caravans leave for Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso to transport harvested salt. Mauritania. © Romain Miot
A male lion showing a flehmen response while doing his morning rounds. This often takes place when a lion sniffs and smells the urine of another. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Sharlene Cathro
A Cape sugarbird perches amongst colourful blooming common mimetes. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa. © Braeme Holland
Photographer of the year 2021

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