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 in Botswana. ultimate private safari
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
A rumble in the jungle as two mighty forest elephant bulls vie for dominance. Dzanga Bai, Central African Republic. © Andy Skillen
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
Wide-eyed innocence greeted the photographer on his first trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. © Michael Stavrakakis
A Western yellow-bellied sand snake devours an African striped skink. Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Limpopo, South Africa. © Jurgens Potgieter
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
A Cape sugarbird perched proudly on its namesake, a sugarbush ( Protea sp.). Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Western Cape, South Africa. © Braeme Holland
A young male lion launches into an unsuccessful watery warthog hunt. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Steven James
A male gelada shows off an impressive set of canines. Jamma River Gorge, Ethiopia. © Ashenafi Yemane
Bangweulu – the land “where water meets the sky”, is one of the world’s great wetland systems. Bangweulu Wetlands, northern Zambia. © Beverly Houwing
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
Could I interest you in a napkin? Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Tomasz Szpila
A white rhino cow gently blocks her curious calf from investigating the photographer. Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa. © Ilna Booyens
A closer look at a mud-bathing white rhino reveals rare, unearthly blue eyes. Manyeleti Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
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
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