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Photographer of the Year 2017 Semi-finalists Part 1

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 12 May 2017

The 2017 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition, brought to you by Land Rover and Canon is now closed for entries. Here are the Semi-finalists that have been put together in TWO galleries this week. Click here to see PART II of the gallery.

The grand title winner of the year’s competition will walk away with a Big Cat Photo Safari for two, provided by At Close Quarters with flights by Airlink, as well as a Canon EOS 700D with a double lens kit. Runner up prizes include a two-night safari for two at Hideaways’ Elephant’s Eye while each category finalist will enjoy a case of wine provided by Rhino Tears. The most popular entries on Facebook and Instagram will enjoy prizes sponsored by iSimangaliso and Thule.
Photographer of the Year

?  “The perfect catch” in Savute, Chobe National Park, Botswana ©James Gifford

Photographer of the Year

?  “Circles of protection” at Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa ©John Vosloo

Photographer of the Year

?  A Cape robin-chat enjoys a bath in Cape Town, South Africa ©Dionne Miles

Photographer of the Year

?  “Otherworlds” – an aerial view of the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia ©Jesus Amunarriz

?  “Humankind” – Western lowland gorilla in Dja Faunal Reserve, Cameroon ©Björn Persson

?  “The great migration” in Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya ©Panos Laskarakis

?  “Tools of the trade” in Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa ©Mark Smith

?  “Proud” in Omo Valley, Ethiopia ©Christophe Lapeze

?  “On the prowl” in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe ©Nicholas Dyer


?  “I see you too!” in Etosha National Park, Namibia ©Dave Gale

Photographer of the Year

?  “The inquisitive one” in Kariega Private Game Reserve, South Africa ©Andrew Aveley

Photographer of the Year

?  “Sea and salt” in Lake Natron, Tanzania ©Wellington Rodrigues

Photographer of the Year

?  A large Parson’s chameleon in the Masoala Rainforest, Madagascar ©Paolo Torchio

Photographer of the Year

?  “Keep smiling” in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe ©Nicholas Dyer

?  “As light as a feather” in Kruger National Park, South Africa ©Senka Gavrilovic

?  The power and beauty of nature in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya ©Panos Laskarakis

?  A rock monitor hides in a tree in Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa ©Ernest Porter

?  A lion family at sunset in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya ©Anja Gröbel

?  “Morning Yawn” in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda ©Nelis Wolmarans

Photographer of the Year

?  “Scorched earth” in Zimanga Game Reserve, South Africa ©Prelena Soma Owen

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