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WEEKLY SELECTION 9 - GALLERY 2 - 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 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
A leopardess hangs out in the shadows, veiled in the foliage of her favourite tree. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Jonathan Wosinski
Photographer of the Year
Zebras drinking from a pan reflecting the blue skies above form a portrait with a dream-like quality. Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana. © Dennis Liberson
Photographer of the Year
Bird’s-eye view. A pearl-spotted owlet hunches on the branch of a dead tree in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Karin van Couwenberg
Africa Geographic Travel
Photographer of the Year
“Hundreds of white-faced whistling ducks were flying along the banks of the Chobe River when two ducks started to fight. It looked like a battle to the death. At one point, one was pushing the other underwater in an apparent attempt to drown him.” Chobe National Park, Botswana. © Barbara Fleming
Photographer of the Year
Mom duties can be tiring! Risasi, cheetah of the Mara Triangle, nurses all four cubs while watching for predators. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Hema Palan
Photographer of the Year
A playful moment in the rain. A lioness pounces on her sister, who braces herself for impact, ears pricked up in the grass. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Mary Schrader
Africa Geographic Travel
Photographer of the Year
A vulturine guineafowl out scavenging. Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. © Anthony Goldman
Photographer of the Year
Cattle stride along the coastline of the Wild Coast. Eastern Cape, South Africa. © Lucy Gemmill
Photographer of the Year
Bad hare day. In areas where they occur, scrub hares are a staple in leopard diets – although the vigilance, agility, and zig-zag fleeing motion of scrub hares do often prove a challenge for the big cats. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa. © Adriana van Dongen
A dancer mid-flight at the annual Voodoo Festival in Benin. Devotees of Koku enter an altered trance-like state, purporting to perform superhuman feats due to the power of their deity. Ouidah, Benin. © Inger Vandyke
Africa Geographic Travel
A black-backed jackal explores the large puddles formed after a desert thunderstorm. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. © Dominique Maree de Beer
“These black-collared barbets made a nest in our garden. I began to recognise the sounds of the chicks calling whenever the parents came near with food.” Zimbali Estate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. © Benine du Toit
Towards the end of Amboseli’s drought, a lean wildebeest slowly makes its way across the wetlands, the mirror-like surface of the wetlands reflecting blue sky and wispy clouds. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. © Alex McLean
Once a crayfish vessel, and now home to the many sponges and urchins that encrust it, Hout Bay’s MV Aster wreck is a diving site full of life. Cape Town, South Africa. © Grant Evans
A Baron’s mantilla frog – a small poisonous frog endemic to Madagascar – on the prowl for ants amidst fallen leaves. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. © Hema Palan
A Hakaona woman captured in a pensive moment, in a small village near Opuwo. She wears a hairpiece of cow dung, fat and herbs. Uukwaluudi Conservacy, Namibia. © Laurent Guigue
An incredible sighting of the leopard known as Faulu hunting a warthog piglet. “Faulu ran in and grabbed the piglet by the throat and was making off with it when, suddenly, the mother warthog ran in to save her piglet, attacking Faulu with her tusks. Faulu leapt into the air with the piglet in her mouth but dropped it mid-air. The mother warthog continued her attack and managed to chase Faulu away, saving her piglet from certain death.” Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Aidan Tinney

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