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Photographer of the Year: Best photos from 2015 & 2016


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 gallery, we take a nostalgic trip as we look back to the top photos from our Photographer of the Year 2015 and 2016 competition.
Click here to see the spectacular selection of photos from our 2017 Photographer of the Year competition.
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📷  Overall Winner – Photographer of the Year 2015: The expression goes “slowly, slowly catch the monkey”, as this leopard could attest to © Chris Renshaw

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📷  Overall Winner – Photographer of the Year 2016: A Maasai warrior teaches his son about the stars © Robin Stuart

📷  A rainy day for a lion in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Panos Laskarakis

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📷  A spotted hyena looks out of its burrow in Sabie Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

📷  The surreal landscape of the sulphur pools at Dallol in the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia © Trevor Cole

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📷  A male lion in the twilight of his reign in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Craig Hayman


📷  “One day you shall lead the troop, my child” © Hilton Kotze

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📷  An underwater dancer in Protea Banks, a top dive site off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Pier Mane

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📷  A baby mountain gorilla basks in the steely gaze of an adult © Byron Thomas

📷  A hornbill and a hare in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © William Walldén

📷  A child peers out from the protection of his mother’s shawl in Ethiopia © Trevor Cole

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📷  A friendly-looking chameleon strolling, Namibia © Marina Kugler

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