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WEEKLY SELECTION 7 - 2024 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Team Africa Geographic

Tuesday, 30 April 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 are the best Photographer of the Year submissions for this week

Photographer of the Year
Chestnut-bellied sandgrouses in flight. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. © Mohammed Salman
Photographer of the Year
A tricksy black-backed jackal zig-zagging around the waterhole is captured mid-dash by the photographer. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana. © Daniela Anger
Photographer of the Year
“The Chobe River is a great place to see African skimmers because they breed here. They breed during the dry season when rivers are at their lowest and sandbars are most exposed. Here, the parent checks on its chick in between fishing.” Chobe National Park, Botswana. © Alex Brackx
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Mother cheetah Nashipai leaps into a tree to survey the area for potential prey. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Aloke Bhattacharyya
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Phantom of the mid-story. Often easier to hear than see, a bar-tailed trogon makes a showy appearance. Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya. © Martin Wanjohi
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Bloodied, battered and bruised amidst a tense battle, two giraffes spar for the title of victor. Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Geir Olaf Gjerden
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A new perspective reveals the many nesting chambers of a sociable weaver nest. Sossusvlei, Namibia. © Hugh Michler
Photographer of the Year
A leopard views its surroundings from a formidable height. Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia. © Thomas Weder
Photographer of the Year
Wildebeest commune along the Mara River, before deciding not to cross. Mara Conservancy, Kenya. © Vicki Jauron
Photographer of the Year
Elephants trek through the iconic winterthorn forest of the Lower Zambezi, dwarfed by towering trees. Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia. © Thomas Weder
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A quick downward-dog stretch to awaken the body before heading out on patrol. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. © Nili Gudhka
Photographer of the Year
Oh, the stories you could tell. An earless rhino of Kenya. © Thorsten Hanewald
Photographer of the Year
Opportunity makes a thief. A hyena attempts to pilfer a wild dog kill. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. © Jannes Drotsky
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Photographer of the Year
An elegant crash of white rhinos. Kenya. © Nili Gudhka
Photographer of the Year
Sunshine highlights a leopard cub, framed by the arching shadowed figure of her mother. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana. © Janice Katz
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Close-up portrait of a caracal in the soft light of early evening. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. © Vicki Jauron
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Bringing home the bacon. Famous leopard of the Mara, Fig (now deceased after a clash with lions), brings a warthog half-portion to her cub Faulu. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Vicki Santello
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Last play before bedtime. Chacma baboons in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana. © Alex Brackx
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From a vantage point on the river bank, a cheetah scans its surroundings. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. © Peter Valaris
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The Last Supper. As Mara North’s River Pride move off their hippo kill, nearly 50 hyenas descend on the carcass. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya. © Alex McLean
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A booming business of flies engulfs a lion, rising from a buffalo carcass mid-relocation. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Ivan Glaser
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The matriarch leads her family across the Amboseli plains. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Kathy Karn
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Pot-bellied bliss. Two lion cubs round off a large meal with a lazy caper. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Glenn Minten
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‘Family’. Taking a moment to cuddle while waiting for the herd to move along. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Alex McLean
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Say “cheese”! Male zebras chomp at one another mid-battle. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya. © Alex McLean
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Never off duty. A cheetah cub playfully reaches up to its mother after waking her from a slumber. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Alexia Chevron

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