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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
Stand off. A young Cape cobra and ground squirrel locked in a staredown at Nossob campsite. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Chris Burczak
Keeping a close eye on proceedings. Grevy’s zebra. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya. © Andy Campbell
An early morning kudu kill at Gwarrie Pan. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. © Antionette Morkel
Broad-billed roller in upward lift after skimming the water. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Barry Launder
Goodbye, cruel world. A crab spider feeds on a jumping spider. Free State, South Africa. © Haig Fourie
A giant kingfisher displays its catch of a Mozambique tilapia. Intaka Island Wetlands, Cape Town, South Africa. © Braeme Holland
Sleepy hollow. The nocturnal Ankarana sportive lemur, endemic to northern Madagascar, peers out from its daytime hiding spot. Ankarana Special Reserve, Madagascar. © Johan Siggesson
Backyard brawl. Two black-backed jackals in a territorial squabble at Polentswa waterhole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Chris Kinross
Fisherwomen of Zanzibar check their nets for the morning catch. © Cohan Zarnoch
Samplings the hors d’oeuvres. An aardwolf savours the tasty morsels of a termite mound. Kimberley, South Africa. © Dewald Tromp
A bateleur takes off from the Cubitje Quap waterhole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Ed Aylmer
Two Cape porcupines – Africa’s largest rodents – amble about moments before sunset. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
Uninvited guests. A crab spider battles stowaways on its bee prey. Free State, South Africa. © Haig Fourie
Suddenly stormy. A moment of passion captured on the fifth day of mating. Olare Orok Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Mohammad Murad
Everything the light touches. Hamadryas baboons settle in at their night-time resting spot before sunset. Awash National Park, Ethiopia. © Hesté de Beer
Quiver trees stretch out towards starry skies. Keetmanshoop, Namibia. © Jens Cullmann
A chimpanzee peers up at a commotion of cascading fruit, urine and branches falling from overhead. Just like the photographer, he seems concerned he may be the target. Kibale National Park, Uganda. © Johan Siggesson
A young man from the Kara Tribe in Omo Valley holds a prized goat, enveloped in a cloud of dust. Ethiopia. © Alex Stoll
Flamingos flying over Lake Magadi. The mineral deposits and floating brine in the lake reflect sunlight, forming colourful and constantly changing patterns. Kenya. © Yang Jiao
A Cape fox kit gives in to anticipation, rushing out to meet its mom returning with a mouse gift. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Michiel Duvenhage
A leopard sneaks in under the fenceline of Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Hoedspruit, South Africa. © Owen Gröbler
An innocent snack. A lioness of the Maasai Mara Lookout Pride with freshly hunted warthog piglet. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Johan Siggesson
A scuffle at Matabole Hide. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana. © Rodger Bowren
Will he or won’t he? A red-billed firefinch hot on the tail of a flying ant. Harare, Zimbabwe. © Barry Launder
Red-hot love. Red-headed flies caught in a moment of passion. Free State, South Africa. © Haig Fourie
A young male crosses a flowing river with determination. Dinokeng Game Reserve, South Africa. © Stefan Toerien
The African bullfrog burrows underground, waiting for the exact right amount of rainfall that will facilitate a successful breeding season. After ample summer rains, dozens emerge to compete aggressively for breeding rights. Okonjima Nature Reserve, Namibia. © Susanna Lewis de Amable
A young leopardess eyes out the remnants of her steenbok prey, hanging in the fork of a tamboti tree. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Todd Skinner
Mother of the year. Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya. © Yaron Schmid
Contact. This zebra lifted its head just as the photographer was capturing an abstract portrait of the zebras’ stripes. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Johan Siggesson
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
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