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WEEKLY SELECTION 12 - GALLERY 2 - 2024 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Thursday, 6 June 2024

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Our Photographer of the Year 2024 is underway. 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 now closed for entries. Judging will take place throughout 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 2024
A curious African wildcat cautiously observes the photographer. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Dominique Maree de Beer
Photographer of the Year 2024
Competing for love in the deserts of Chad. A group of young Wodaabe men participate in a ritual dance during the Gerewol festival. During the celebration, men decorate themselves and perform for women in the hopes of finding a partner. Dourbali, Chad. © Inger Vandyke
Photographer of the Year 2024
“A colossal elephant strolled gracefully into our view of Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak.” Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Karthick Sridharan
Photographer of the Year 2024
A gemsbok crosses the dry, cracked salt pans. Skeleton Coast National Park, Namibia. © Thomas Vijayan
Africa Geographic Travel
Photographer of the Year 2024
“I love the fact that this image takes in the environment of the leopard and gives some scale and perspective.” South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. © Andrew Macdonald
Photographer of the Year 2024
“We witnessed a spectacular fight between two male buffaloes. One hooked his horn into the other’s and turned him around. Both buffaloes survived.” Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Nadine Villabruna
Photographer of the Year 2024
Shortly after hunting a hare, a cheetah seizes its second opportunity of the day and hunts a Thomson’s gazelle lamb. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Alia Noordin
Photographer of the Year 2024
A hippo – appearing to be injured – mock charges the photographer’s party, who had been observing wildlife from a boat. Chobe National Park, Botswana. © Giovanni Frescura
Photographer of the Year 2024
The Milky Way in full glory on a night out camping. Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. © Christopher Scott
Africa Geographic Travel
Photographer of the Year 2024
An adolescent male leopard jumps up from his nap to offer his mother a fond greeting. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Charlotte Rhodes
Photographer of the Year 2024
Hundreds of flamingos start taking flight from a large flamboyance in Lake Logipi. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Burkhard Ley
Photographer of the Year 2024
A white feather-duster worm creates a striking contrast with a dark background. While this appears to be a black-and-white photograph, this image is actually captured in full colour. False Bay, South Africa. © Geo Cloete
Photographer of the Year 2024
A wheel of stars behind a massive quiver tree. Quiver Tree Forest, Namibia. © Christopher Scott
Africa Geographic Travel
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A chimpanzee hangs out, taking a breather. Kibale National Park, Uganda. © Zenya Lepper
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“Flying over the delta, we spotted a herd of elephants that had finished drinking and were moving off to graze, pushing a herd of red lechwe out of the way.” Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Andrew Howard
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A black-backed jackal with its ground agama kill. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Ernest Porter

 

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