Our Photographer of the Year 2023 is now closed for submissions.
Cash prizes of US$10,000 have been set aside for the winner and two runners-up. Winners and their partners will also join our CEO Simon Espley and his wife Lizz on the in Botswana. ultimate private safari
Judging for Photographer of the Year will take place throughout the month of May 2023, and the winners will be announced in early June 2023.
Here is Gallery 2 of the best Photographer of the Year submissions for this week. To see the other gallery, follow the link:
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The sweet relief of the first desert rains. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Hugh Michler
One milkshake to go for this young olive baboon. Nairobi National Park, Kenya. © Alexia Chevron
Is all of me covered? A concerned western lowland gorilla attempts to shelter from the oncoming downpour. Ndzehe Forest, Republic of the Congo. © Andy Skillen
A white-backed vulture basking in the early morning sun. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. © Christo Giliomee
A yellow-billed kite swooping in to steal the limelight. Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana. © Ernest Porter
The Loving Dozen. Lilian’s lovebirds waiting patiently for a safe moment to drop down and feed on various seeds. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Gail Odendaal
When mom returns with supplies (in this case, a regurgitated breakfast for black-backed jackal pups). Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Hugh Michler
An uneasy truce as a pride of lions watch an elephant herd moving past. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Yaron Schmid
A mutual alliance between a Ju/’ hoansi Bushman and a meerkat sharing a moment in the Kalahari. Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana. © Jack Swynnerton
A spectacled weaver showing off his beautifully decorated nest in the hopes that his building skills might attract a mate. Bubye River, Zimbabwe. © Quinn Kloppers
A young mona monkey regards the photographer with curiosity. Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. © Cristobal Alexis Vergara Fierro
Nothing looks more objectively miserable than a wet cat. The size of said cats is irrelevant. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Laura Dyer
It’s not the lion you see that gets you…Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Licinia Machado
A pair of serval kittens emerge into the open. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Mostahfiz Gani
The unfathomable, sentient expression of a resting chimpanzee. Kibale National Park, Uganda. © Turgay Uzer
“Mellow moments between a cheetah mother and her cub as another day draws to a close”. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Pedro Amaral
A black-backed jackal thinks twice about tangling with a springbok. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Rian van Schalkwyk
Come into my parlour…A common rain spider folds itself up beneath a branch, seeking refuge from the rain. Jan Marais Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Grant Evans
“Sometimes I sits and thinks. And sometimes I just sits.” Mark, the 40-year-old leader of the Nyakagezi gorilla family, enjoys some alone time in the dense bamboo forest. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda. © Michael Stavrakakis
Taking a breather between mouthfuls. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Antonio S. Chamorro
Are we there yet?! Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Ayala Fishaimer
The keratin scales of a curled ground pangolin. Kenya. © Jörg Reinecke
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