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Thursday, 17 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 

On the dry lake beds of Amboseli, a breeding herd leaves its night-time resting spot to head to the marshes. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Sam Hankss
Satisfaction. A satiated cheetah takes a break after a meal. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Aarti Shah
The volcanic chemicals of otherworldly Dallol decorate hydrothermal ponds trapped amongst ancient coral reefs and salty minerals. Danakil Depression, Ethiopia. © Hesté de Beer
After the breeding season, Lake Bogoria’s alkaline waters are a haven for almost a million lesser flamingos – more than a quarter of the global population of these birds. Kenya. © XIAOCHENGUANG
The new king of Liuwa Plain strides across the vast landscape. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia. © Andrew Macdonald
Once plentiful, only a few remaining super tuskers roam Amboseli National Park today. Here, super tusker Craig towers above the camera, with Mount Kilimanjaro in neighbouring Tanzania seen in the distance. Kenya. © Dewald Tromp
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A lion cub takes a break from rolling in the grass after suckling. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Dirk Johnen
Playtime for two young elephant calves. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Gabriela Staebler
Eyes on the prize. A cheetah sets her laser-focused sights on a Thomson’s gazelle. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Jenny Zhao
A trader from the Afar Triangle, bound for Mekele, packs his camel with slabs of salt mined from one of the Earth’s hottest places. Here, Red Sea floods 30,000 years ago created one of the world’s richest salt deposits. Danakil Depression, Ethiopia. © Hesté de Beer
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
Back to black. Grey crowned cranes perch in front of two black rhinos. Kenya. © Yaron Schmid
Mega-gardener of the forest. The straighter, downward-pointing tusks of the smaller forest elephant distinguish it from the savannah elephant. These elephants play a crucial role in dispersing many tree species in their last strongholds in West and Central Africa. Loango National Park, Gabon. © Lynn Gindorff
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Head’s up! A Nile crocodile feasts on the head of a badly decomposed antelope. Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa. © Matthew Holland
A black-backed jackal takes a dove by surprise at Polentswa waterhole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Michiel Duvenhage
Sunrise silhouette of a mating pair of lions in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Kenya. © Jenny Zhao
Samburu moran (warrior), Sam, at Ololokwe Mountain. This sacred desert mountain holds cultural significance for the Samburu tribe. Kenya. © Mojgan Arashvand
A Cape cobra attempts to devour a small leopard tortoise near Dikbaardskolk waterhole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Pierre Rossouw
The drama is tangible when witnessing a hippo brawl from the bow of a boat. Chobe River, Botswana. © Antionette Morkel
A family of elephants, bothered by a bull in musth not far behind, crosses the plains below Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Sam Hankss
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An early morning scuffle in Amboseli National Park. Kenya. © Thorsten Hanewald
A Suri woman wears a unique lip plate featuring a hollow centre. Omo Valley, Ethiopia. © Hesté de Beer
Long in the tooth. A Nile crocodile’s mouth is filled with up to 68 sharply pointed teeth. Chobe River, Botswana. © Trix Jonker

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