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. Alternatively, click on the Magazine Features tab at the top of the page.
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 Klaserie Sands River Camp or 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.
📷 “The perfect catch” in Savute, Chobe National Park, Botswana ©James Gifford
📷 “Circles of protection” at Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa ©John Vosloo
📷 A Cape robin-chat enjoys a bath in Cape Town, South Africa ©Dionne Miles
📷 “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
📷 “The inquisitive one” in Kariega Private Game Reserve, South Africa ©Andrew Aveley
📷 “Sea and salt” in Lake Natron, Tanzania ©Wellington Rodrigues
📷 A large Parson’s chameleon in the Masoala Rainforest, Madagascar ©Paolo Torchio
📷 “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
📷 “Scorched earth” in Zimanga Game Reserve, South Africa ©Prelena Soma Owen
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