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WEEKLY SELECTION 10 - GALLERY 2 - 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 2 of the best Photographer of the Year submissions for this week. To see the other gallery, follow the link: Gallery 1 

Photographer of the Year
Giddy with excitement as they approach the waterhole, elephant calves jostle in jest. Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana. © Joe Misika
Photographer of the Year
Nesting white-breasted cormorants cackle in unison. Blyde River Canyon, South Africa. © Benine du Toit
Photographer of the Year
At barely four weeks old, a tiny leopard cub calls from her den of a long-dead leadwood tree. Being the smaller of the two cubs, and unable to climb down to her mother like her stronger sibling, she strongly vocalises her displeasure. Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Dewald Tromp
Photographer of the Year
Bobtail squids live around the South African coast, and are one of the tiniest sepiolid squids. “These small critters move by swimming with the two wing-like fins on either side of their plumb mantel or propelling a jet of water via their siphon in various directions. Below the tentacles, you can see the siphon’s aperture.” Cape Town, South Africa. © Geo Cloete
Photographer of the Year
“We were greeted by massive flows of lava spewing out of Erta Ale Volcano. After a few hours, the flow of lava dwindled, and we confidently descended into the crater to observe the awe-inspiring sight of the lava slowly solidifying.” Mille-Serdo Wildlife Reserve, Ethiopia. © Dori Hoffmann
Photographer of the Year
A bull elephant, known to the locals as Pascal, briefly gazes on at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Matt Dirksen
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Photographer of the Year
Hundreds of thousands of flamingos gather at Lake Natron in Tanzania to feed on red algae. Arusha, Tanzania. © Miquel Angel Artus Illana
Photographer of the Year
Austeogram or close up? A foam-nest frog in Selati Game Reserve. South Africa. © Mac Stevenson
Photographer of the Year
“A small cub can make a big impact if it puts its mind to it. Mothers are the most patient of them all.” Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. © Barbara Fleming
Photographer of the Year
A black panther – one of Laikipia’s famous melanistic leopards – embarks on patrol. Kenya. © Chris Butterworth
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A curious rhino trots towards the photographer to take a closer look. “When he could finally see us, he started galloping sideways and a little faster until he circled back to his friends.” Kenya. © Amish Chhagan
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Portrait of a watchful mother. Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Dominique Maree de Beer
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A juvenile striated heron enjoys success while fishing. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Vittorio Ricci
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Four of-a-kind, painted reed frogs of differing colours line up on an exposed reed as the sun sets. Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Chris Renshaw
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Laser focus. A leopard sets its sights on the target. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa. © Geir Olaf Gjerden
Photographer of the Year
Channelling Africa. Thousands of flamingos gather at the edge of Lake Bogoria for the breeding season, their formation a homage to the African continent. The water is coloured brown from recent rains, which carried water from the mountains into the lake. Great Rift Valley, Kenya. © Alexandre Bès
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Photographer of the Year
“This pride of lions were photographed during a memorable sunrise drive in Moremi Game Reserve. I loved the way the lioness stared down my lens as she was being harassed by the cubs.” Botswana. © Andrew Macdonald
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A spotted hyena rips out the insides of a wildebeest it helped bring down. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Matt Dirksen

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