Travel & conservation company, since 1991
See how we earn 5 starsTrustpilot - 5 stars



Team Africa Geographic

Thursday, 13 April 2023

old camera

Our Photographer of the Year 2023 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.

Photographer of the Year is open for entries from 1 February 2023 to midnight on 30 April 2023. Judging for Photographer of the Year will take place throughout those months and for the month of May 2023, and the winners will be announced in early June 2023.

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

Here are the best Photographer of the Year submissions for this week

Photographer of the Year
A rumble in the jungle as two mighty forest elephant bulls vie for dominance. Dzanga Bai, Central African Republic. © Andy Skillen
Photographer of the Year
Leaps and bounds. “This young Maasai warrior and his friends challenged one another to see who could clear this stream flowing into Lake Natron”. Lake Natron, Tanzania. © Hesté de Beer
Photographer of the Year
Wide-eyed innocence greeted the photographer on his first trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. © Michael Stavrakakis
Photographer of the Year
A Western yellow-bellied sand snake devours an African striped skink. Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Limpopo, South Africa. © Jurgens Potgieter
Photographer of the Year
You go left, I’ll go right. A pair of male cheetahs work together to tackle a lone topi. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Ivan Glaser
Photographer of the Year
A Cape sugarbird perched proudly on its namesake, a sugarbush (Protea sp.). Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Western Cape, South Africa. © Braeme Holland
Africa Geographic Travel
Photographer of the Year
A young male lion launches into an unsuccessful watery warthog hunt. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Steven James
Photographer of the Year
A male gelada shows off an impressive set of canines. Jamma River Gorge, Ethiopia. © Ashenafi Yemane
Photographer of the Year
Bangweulu – the land “where water meets the sky”, is one of the world’s great wetland systems. Bangweulu Wetlands, northern Zambia. © Beverly Houwing
Photographer of the Year
It takes a village to save a rhino. Ntombi, the white rhino cow, finds herself the centre of attention as her GPS collar is replaced. Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation, Zimbabwe. © Morgane Sevellec
Photographer of the Year
Could I interest you in a napkin? Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Tomasz Szpila
Photographer of the Year
A white rhino cow gently blocks her curious calf from investigating the photographer. Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa. © Ilna Booyens
Africa Geographic Travel
Photographer of the Year
A closer look at a mud-bathing white rhino reveals rare, unearthly blue eyes. Manyeleti Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
Photographer of the Year
The watcher in the shadows. A western lowland gorilla in the depths of Ndzehe Forest, Republic of the Congo. © Andy Skillen
A spotted hyena keeping ahead of the game with a stolen leopard kill. Manyeleti Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa. © Karen Blackwood
Hey, back off, buddy! This is my patch. Olkiramatian Conservancy, Kenya. © Benoît Feron
The turning of the tide. The limp body of an unlucky lioness is tossed repeatedly by a herd of buffalo. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Kyle Mills
The aptly named inkblot box kite spider (Isoxya cicatricosa) suspended in the middle of its geometrically perfect web. Rooisand Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa. © Grant Evans
Africa Geographic Travel

To comment on this story: Download our app here - it's a troll-free safe place 🙂.


  • Travel with us. Travel in Africa is about knowing when and where to go, and with whom. A few weeks too early / late and a few kilometres off course and you could miss the greatest show on Earth. And wouldn’t that be a pity? Browse our famous packages for experience-based safaris, search for our current special offers and check out our camps & lodges for the best prices.

    Enquire now

  • Subscribe to our FREE newsletter / download our FREE app to enjoy the following benefits.

AG Logo

We're the Africa Geographic editorial team – a diverse set of writers, editors, designers and social media natives, all united by our passion for this addictive continent.

[wpforms id="152903"]
<div class="wpforms-container wpforms-container-full" id="wpforms-152903"><form id="wpforms-form-152903" class="wpforms-validate wpforms-form wpforms-ajax-form" data-formid="152903" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" action="/stories/photographer-of-the-year-2023-weekly-selection-week-9/" data-token="ca84aa941670ebf8542b9b2e68aca6c2"><noscript class="wpforms-error-noscript">Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.</noscript><div class="wpforms-field-container"><div id="wpforms-152903-field_1-container" class="wpforms-field wpforms-field-email" data-field-id="1"><label class="wpforms-field-label wpforms-label-hide" for="wpforms-152903-field_1">Email Address <span class="wpforms-required-label">*</span></label><input type="email" id="wpforms-152903-field_1" class="wpforms-field-medium wpforms-field-required" name="wpforms[fields][1]" placeholder="Email " required></div></div><div class="wpforms-submit-container"><input type="hidden" name="wpforms[id]" value="152903"><input type="hidden" name="wpforms[author]" value="284"><input type="hidden" name="wpforms[post_id]" value="156077"><button type="submit" name="wpforms[submit]" id="wpforms-submit-152903" class="wpforms-submit" data-alt-text="Sending..." data-submit-text="Subscribe" aria-live="assertive" value="wpforms-submit">Subscribe</button><img src="" class="wpforms-submit-spinner" style="display: none;" width="26" height="26" alt="Loading"></div></form></div> <!-- .wpforms-container -->