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WEEKLY SELECTION 9 - GALLERY 1 - 2024 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Team Africa Geographic

Tuesday, 14 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
In the midst of the zebra migration, a few members of the herd catch the last rays of sunshine before nightfall. Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana. © Andrew Macdonald
Photographer of the Year
Giza Mrembo, the black leopard of Laikipia. “She patrols her territory in the early mornings. She checks her territorial boundaries for intruders in the night. She takes time to refresh each of her scent markers. Here, something catches her eye, high up in a shepherd’s tree – but it is a false alarm, and she carries on with her routine checks.” Laikipia, Kenya. © Dan Peel
Photographer of the Year
The rainbow, the giraffe and the oxpecker. “The sun emerged after a quick tropical storm, producing a rainbow over the plains. A tower of Maasai giraffes appeared, making their way to the acacia trees nearby. I focused on this female, and as she moved forward, an oxpecker came in to land on her neck. My shutter went off for the next 20 seconds.” Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Amish Chhagan
Photographer of the Year
A serval takes down a young Thomson’s gazelle, almost equalling the cat in size. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Deepa Girish
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Photographer of the Year
Lions wander the dunes. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana. © Sharlene Cathro
Photographer of the Year
A hyena snags table scraps from the pride’s feast. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Glenn Minten
Photographer of the Year
A baby mountain gorilla peeps around its mother, feigning a wave. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. © Hema Palan
Photographer of the Year
Staring impala. “Animals come to drink at the hide waterhole when water is scarce, often insecure about what dangers the water may hide. This impala stared intently into the water before taking a drink.” Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana. © Daniela Anger
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Photographer of the Year
A leopard awakes from a tree-top slumber. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Ann Aveyard
Photographer of the Year
The king at sunrise. Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Lukas Walter
Photographer of the Year
A camera placed strategically in the lake bed and triggered remotely captures a unique perspective of the herd. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Parag Bhatt
A Kotoko man stands inside a large clay pot, demonstrating the strength of these Kotoko-made creations. Behind him lies the palace of the Sultan of Gaoui – the oldest building in Chad. Artisans renovate and paint the palace every year to maintain the Sudano-Sahelian style of the building. Gaoui, Chad. © Inger Vandyke
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Wet and wild. Soaked after a rain shower, a leopard shakes off the damp. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Andrea Castelli
A greater flamingo pauses in the water in the early hours of a foggy winter’s day. Walvis Bay, Nambia. © Laurent Guigue
Two worlds divided. A fence separates the bustling fish market of lake village Ganvie from the wooden pirogues used by sellers to transport their goods. Cotonou, Benin. © Inger Vandyke
Two black-maned lions of the Maasai Mara, Olobor and Olonyokie, have a tiff over breakfast. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Elizabeth Yicheng Shen

 

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