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WEEKLY SELECTION 1 - 2024 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Team Africa Geographic

Tuesday, 19 March 2024

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Our Photographer of the Year 2024 is open for submissions. Each of the three winners (the overall winner plus two runners-up) will become a personal sponsor of a wild Hwange lion research collar. Winners and their partners will also join our CEO Simon Espley on a conservation safari in Botswana. Read more about the prizes here.

Photographer of the Year is open for entries from 1 March 2024 to midnight on 31 May 2024. Judging will take place throughout those months and for the month of June 2024, and the winners will be announced in early July 2024.

Photographer of the Year is sponsored by Imvelo Safari Lodges. In association with Southern African Conservation Trust (SACT) and WILDCRU.

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

Photographer of the Year
“Sunbirds are lovely feathered friends, and here, this gorgeous male perched perfectly in a series of interesting branches.” Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, South Africa. © John Mullineux
Photographer of the Year
“While visiting the Kgalagadi, we stayed at Mata-Mata Rest Camp. Following our afternoon drive, we returned to the camp to unwind. While sitting outside, we witnessed a yellow mongoose catching a small mouse. Quickly grabbing the camera, I managed to snap a few shots of the mongoose savouring its meal.” Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Dominique de Beer
Photographer of the Year
Future king. A young male enroute to his pride in the Nossob Riverbed. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Dirk Johnen
Photographer of the Year
The spindling tongue of a Rwenzori side-striped chameleon falls just short of its prey. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. © Tiffany Franks
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Photographer of the Year
Rustling up some grub. A meerkat uses its long claws to dig out insect prey. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Joschka Voss
Photographer of the Year
A sky full of stars. Travellers take in the stars, stardust, mystery and magic of the Milky Way. Sabi Sands, Greater Kruger, South Africa. © John Mullineux
Photographer of the Year
Stare down. A white-backed vulture and Cape glossy starling reach a stalemate. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. © Margie Botha
Photographer of the Year
Three striking males take a breather from trying to dig up a hyena den. Serengeti, Tanzania. © Andrew Morgan
Photographer of the Year
“I noticed this beauty while opening the gate to Namaqua National Park. She was warming up in the morning sun. Her colours gave her a perfect camouflage in the red sand. After a cold night, one could see how each movement cost her precious energy.” Namaqua National Park, South Africa. © Aleksandra Zorawska
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The incredible transformation of the desert after the rains. Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa. © Mark Butler
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“I have spent a lot of time with wild chimpanzees, but this photo really struck a chord. It felt like my subject was almost human.” Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania. © Greg du Toit
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A Peringuey’s adder – a true master of camouflage and desert living – peeps out of the scorching Namib Desert sand. Swakopmund, Namibia. © Jaroslaw Klej
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“Super tusker Craig walked towards me with a calm pace. He is the gentlest giant I’ve ever met.” Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Licinia Machado
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Fleeing flames. A wildebeest with a broken leg faces a raging wildfire. “This was tough to watch, but impossible to leave. The wildebeest survived, narrowly escaping with its life.” Grumeti Game Reserve, Tanzania. © Greg du Toit
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Dream big, little one. One of the newest members of the mountain gorilla family enjoys some comfort and connection with mom while riding on her back. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. © Tiffany Franks
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Quiver trees stage a dramatic performance under the erratic lighting of a thunderstorm. Keetmanshoop, Namibia © Heiko Wolf

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