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 3 of the best Photographer of the Year submissions for this week. To see the other galleries, follow the links:
Gallery 1, Gallery 2.
Photographer of the Year is proudly brought to you by
Hemmersbach Rhino Force and Mashatu Botswana.
Wait for me! A young lion cub races through the water to join its mother at a feast. Liuwa Plain National Park. © Andrew Macdonald
Just keep swimming. Zebra brave the currents of the murderous Mara River. Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Nicolas Urlacher
The lifeblood of arid lands – the Kunene River marks the division between Namibia and Angola. Marienfluss Conservancy, Namibia. © Fabian Michelangeli
Double trouble. A rare and privileged sighting of serval siblings. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Paolo Torchio
A herd of wildebeest gallop down precipitous banks and surge through the Mara River. Mara River, boundary of Tanzania and Kenya. © Jenny Zhao
A tender moment between a mother and her cub. Thornybush Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa. © Michael Raddall
Of black cats and good luck. A melanistic serval eyes the photographer. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Nicolas Urlacher
Niete and Cyrille. Niete was taken by poachers for the pet trade after they killed the rest of her family. She is now an orphan at the Limbe Wildlife Centre, where caregivers must impart vital life skills. Here, Cyrille is teaching Niete all about grooming, which will be central to her future interactions with other chimpanzees. Limbe Wildlife Centre, Republic of Cameroon. © Gerard Carbonell
Even leopards have off days where things don’t quite go according to plan. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Andy Campbell
That fish hit the spot…A shoebill captured moments after swallowing its latest catch. Mabamba Swamp, Uganda. © Dixon Newman
“The quelea curtain – At 13th Boorgat Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, it is always amazing to watch the lanner falcons sweeping down on the birds drinking water. Huge flocks of red-billed queleas frequent this waterhole, flying up every time they notice an approaching falcon.” Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. © Lisl Moolman
The safest place in the world for a young elephant calf. Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa. © Nabila Wissanji
To get to the other side…Three cheetahs make the treacherous crossing to the opposite bank of the Talek River. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Preeti John Chacko
The sinuous agility of Madagascar’s unique predator – the fossa. Kirindy Forest, Madagascar. © Sergey Savvi
The endangered Ankarana sportive lemurs of northern Madagascar are usually nocturnal and spend their days hidden in the vegetation or the hollows of trees. Ankarana National Park, Madagascar. © Alexis Martin
A tiny triceratops. The intimidating visage of a male Johnston’s three-horned chameleon. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. © Beate Riedmann
“The Tombwa salt workers – a group of Kwepe men push water over a salt pan in the gigantic salt mines of Tombwa in southern Angola.” Southern Angola. © Inger Vandyke
Lake Nakuru’s Rhino Sanctuary has truly lived up to its name for white and black rhinos alike. This white rhino calf, resting with its mother, is a symbol of hope for the embattled species. (Bonus points for those that spot the oxpecker!). Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya. © Mohammed Salman
Lost in thought. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. © Nando Morales
Groom with a view. Geladas graze peacefully against one of Africa’s most dramatic backdrops. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. © Turgay Uzer
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