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Thursday, 11 May 2023

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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 ultimate private safari in Botswana.

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 1 of the best Photographer of the Year submissions for this week. To see the other galleries, follow the links: Gallery 2, Gallery 3.

Photographer of the Year is proudly brought to you by Hemmersbach Rhino Force and Mashatu Botswana.

No king is afraid of getting his feet a little wet. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia. © Andrew Macdonald
The peaceful approach of a white rhino bull. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. © Darren Donovan
A group of Konso elders playing gabata (a type of mancala played in Ethiopia). Konso, Ethiopia. © Ephrem Gebru
The elephants of Linyanti are perfectly content to spend hours in the water, rinsing the roots of the water lilies and munching them like spaghetti. Linyanti, Chobe National Park, Botswana. © Fabian Michelangeli
The photographer was exploring the Cederberg Mountains when he discovered these endemic Clanwilliam redfin fish in a rock pool, grabbing food in the turbulent waters below a waterfall. Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa. © Geo Cloete
In a land of sand and rock, the desert horned viper has made the harsh Saharan Desert its home. This image was taken during a herpetological expedition. Sahara Desert, Morocco. © Gerard Carbonell
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Beggars at the wake. A spotted hyena and a mob of white-backed vultures in a fight for the scraps of an eland kill. Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe. © Hanna Wigart
The leopard crawl. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Ivan Glaser
The new arrival. Recent research indicates that the social lives of giraffes are more complex than we ever imagined. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Jenny Zhao
“The Thinker.” Nairobi National Park, Kenya. © Josh Cooper
I’m just going to rest my eyes for five minutes…. Kibale National Park, Uganda. © Kunal D. Shah
A dawn desert duel between two bull giraffes. Namib Desert, Namibia. © Mark Nissenbaum
The photographer staked out this tree for hours before a black mamba eventually emerged from one of its holes. Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa. © Michael Raddall
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Dust flies in a savage fight between two plains zebra. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Morgane Sevellec
Photographer of the Year
Hold on tightly, little lion. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Nicolas Urlacher
Photographer of the Year
“A new day begins at a Maasai village.” Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Paolo Torchio
Photographer of the Year
Is there life on Mars? Crested guineafowl are the David Bowies of the avian world. Arabuko Sokoke National Park, Kenya. © Peter Derry
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“The eyes of the desert. This beautiful creature – accurately named the elegant gecko – is living proof that nature is the best artist.” Sahara Desert, Morocco. © Gerard Carbonell
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Quite a handful. This rescued baby pangolin (sometimes called a pangopup) will need to be bottle-fed regularly over the next few months. Lagos, Nigeria. © Prelena Soma Owen
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Precious cargo for this serval mother. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Nicolas Urlacher
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A Suri boy with intricate, traditional body painting. Suri Village, Omo Valley, Ethiopia. © Stuart Hahn
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