Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 01 December 2017
December 1st marks the start of our Photographer of the Year 2018 competition! To celebrate the occasion, we have taken a stroll down memory lane to look back at our previous year’s winners and finalists.
In this edition, we share with you the selection of world-class photos that made the finals of the 2017 competition. We hope that this serves as inspiration for this year’s competition, and we look forward to receiving your awesome images.
Overall Winner – Photographer of the Year 2017
“Circles of protection” in South Africa’s Eastern Cape © John Vosloo Culture category winner
“Proud” in Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Christophe Lapeze Travel category winner
Quiver trees in the Richtersveld, South Africa © Willem Kruger Finalists
“Thirsty look” in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Panos Laskarakis
“Majestic elephant bull” in Namibia © Annemarie du Plessis
A lion family at sunset in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Anja Gröbel
Leopard spotted during a game count in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Bryan Havemann
“Now you see me, now you don’t” – a Peringuey’s adder in the Namib Desert, Namibia © Tyrone Ping
“Humankind” – western lowland gorilla in Dja Faunal Reserve, Cameroon © Björn Persson
A magical shower in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © George Turner
“He who adapts best wins!” in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa/Botswana © Johan Mocke
“Wildebeest hunt” in Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa © Jacques de Klerk
“The perfect catch” in Savute, Chobe National Park, Botswana © James Gifford
“The inquisitive one” in South Africa’s Eastern Cape © Andrew Aveley
Hyena gazing up longingly in Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Greg McCall-Peat
“Tools of the trade” in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Mark Smith
“Innocence” in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Andrea Galli
“On the prowl” in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Nicholas Dyer
“Morning yawn” in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Nelis Wolmarans
“Disappointment in the air” in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Olli Teirilä
“Eyes wide open” in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ross Couper
A Cape robin-chat enjoys a bath in Cape Town, South Africa © Dionne Miles
“As light as a feather” in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Senka Gavrilovic
Gelada monkey portrait in the Ethiopian Highlands © Patrice Quillard
“I see you too!” in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Dave Gale
A rock monitor hides in a tree in Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter
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