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WEEKLY SELECTION 8 - GALLERY 2 - 2024 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Team Africa Geographic

Thursday, 9 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
Zebras traverse the planes below the gaze of the mystical volcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai. Arusha, Tanzania. © Jack Swynnerton
Photographer of the Year
“A meerkat stands on a termite mound on its hind legs, propped up by its tail – a lookout while the rest of the gang searches for food before the sun sets. It’s almost time to call it a day.” Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Hannes Lochner
Photographer of the Year
“Hours and hours of waiting for this leopard to climb the tree… Once he was in his tree, we remained until the end of the day. At some point, the light became magical.” Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Alexia Chevron
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Photographer of the Year
“A spirited duo of wild dogs revel in their camaraderie, their joyous antics painting the savannah with bursts of energy.” Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa. © Ernest Porter
Photographer of the Year
“While various species of reef fish tend to merge into one school, I have yet to see the lunar-tailed bigeye (left) and bluestripe snappers (right) do this. They occasionally align themselves next to one another, but I have never seen them merge into a single school.” Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique. © Geo Cloete
Photographer of the Year
A slightly irked cheetah whips its tail around to shoo flies. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Robin Scholte
Photographer of the Year
A flamboyance of flamingos takes off from the lake in an explosion of colour. Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya. © Glenn Minten
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Photographer of the Year
“A lion’s youth becomes a hindrance in stalking an oryx herd. His attempt is thwarted as the oryx detects his scant, fluffy mane above the dune long before his eyes even breach the horizon. His aspirations hinge on the growth of his mane, as it needs to cascade down the sides of his head to remain undetectable in a successful ambush. His mane’s evolution is a crucial step in his journey to becoming a skilled and effective predator.” Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Hannes Lochner
Photographer of the Year
A tender moment between a giraffe calf and its mother. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa. © Robin Scholte
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Developing eggs can be seen inside the translucent body of a green bright-eyed frog – endemic to Madagascar. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. © Hema Palan
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“Rain in the Central Kalahari is always a welcome blessing. But, before the life-giving rain falls, a pride of lions must seek shelter from the preceding sandstorm. These cubs and lionesses huddled together with their eyes nearly closed to protect them from the stinging sand.” Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana. © Dewald Tromp
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An early morning capture of clouds moving over Klein-Aus Vista. Namibia. © Hugh Michler
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Little peeper. A curious but sleepy lion cub timidly peeks over a fallen tree trunk. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Amish Chhagan
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“Perched on a lion’s paw, a painted lady butterfly rests as the majestic beast lingers, its paws stained with the remnants of a recently devoured eland. Surprisingly, butterflies possess a penchant for imbibing various fluids, including blood – they are drawn to its mineral content.” Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Hannes Lochner
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Portrait of iridescence. A beautiful sunbird at Lake Langano. Ethiopia. © Tapas Chattopadhyay

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