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WEEKLY SELECTION 10 - GALLERY 1 - 2024 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Team Africa Geographic

Tuesday, 21 May 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 Photographer of the Year 2024 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 is Gallery 1 of the best Photographer of the Year submissions for this week. To see the other gallery, follow the link: Gallery 2

Photographer of the Year
Mother and baby grey-cheeked mangabeys enjoy lunch in the dappled shade of the forest. Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda. © Benine du Toit
Photographer of the Year
A tower of giraffes flees from a controlled burn. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Vicki Santello
Photographer of the Year
“I sell my sunsets to write a better sunrise”. A large elephant patrols the plains below Mt Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Hari Kumar
Photographer of the Year
A brown-hooded kingfisher captured in flight following a quick dip. Korongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
Photographer of the Year
The eyes of a lion through the mouth of an innocent. A lion eats from a hippo carcass in Maasai Mara National Reserve. Kenya. © Shashi Hansjee
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Photographer of the Year
The many faces of a future generation. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana. © Keith Bannerman
Photographer of the Year
On a rainy morning, a single African penguin on Boulder’s Beach stares into the shallows – a metaphor for the diminishing numbers of this endangered species. Cape Town, South Africa. © Andries Janse van Rensburg
Photographer of the Year
A Jackson’s chameleon pauses during a downward climb, magnificent in verdant hues. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. © Allegra Hutton
Photographer of the Year
Walk of life. A herd of elephants follow their matriarch across the dry lake bed to get to the swamps. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Nili Gudhka
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In the late afternoon on the Andoni Plains, a single giraffe drinks water – displaying the S-shaped water droplet pattern unique to giraffe’s drinking style. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Rian van Schalkwyk
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Playing tag with mom. “This juvenile leopard was playing around and sneaking up on her mother, who was having a snooze in the morning sun.” Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana. © Alex Brackx
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A tiny nocturnal mouse lemur hides from the day in the trunk of a palm. Lokobe Nature Reserve, Nosy Be, Madagascar. © Andrew Macdonald
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Emerging stealthily from the depths of a towering fig tree on a riverbank, a leopard surveys the baboons across the water. Soon, she’ll make her move. Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana. © Hannes Lochner
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A lesser flamingo preening in reflective watercolour. Cape Town, South Africa. © Braeme Holland
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Tag, you’re it! A frolicking mother white rhino and calf enjoy a playful moment. Kenya. © Amish Chhagan
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A young pixie frog (also known as an edible bullfrog) hides from predators in a fallen palm frond. Maputo, Mozambique. © Ken Stavrou
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Intaka Island, a protected wetland in the middle of densely developed Century City, hosts prolific bird life and draws bird lovers from around the globe. Beyond bird lovers, the birds and thriving habitat also draw predators such as this striking caracal. Intaka Island Nature Reserve, Cape Town, South Africa. © Geo Cloete
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An endangered Zanzibar red colobus monkey – one of the rarest primates in Africa – is part of the last remaining population of this Old-World monkey living in Jozani Forest. Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, Zanzibar. © Paolo Torchio

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