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 I 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.
📷 “Majestic elephant bull” in Etosha National Park, Namibia ©Annemarie du Plessis
📷 “Eyes wide open” in Kruger National Park, South Africa ©Ross Couper
📷 A leopard descends a tree in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya ©Thomas Vijayan
📷 “To dance with the Maasai” in Kenya ©Andrew Aveley
📷 A black-backed jackal and Cape vultures fight over food at Giant’s Castle, Drakensberg, South Africa ©Willem Kruger
📷 Hyena gazing up longingly in Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa ©Greg McCall-Peat
📷 A magical shower in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania ©George Turner
📷 “Thirsty look” in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ©Panos Laskarakis
📷 “The land of giants” in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya ©Björn Persson
📷 “Now you see me, now you don’t” – a Peringuey’s adder in the Namib Desert, Namibia ©Tyrone Ping
📷 “Confidence under a mother’s watch” in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda ©Nelis Wolmarans
📷 Leopard spotted during a game count in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa ©Bryan Havemann
📷 “Playtime in the dust” in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe ©Jens Cullmann
📷 “Wildebeest hunt” in Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa ©Jacques de Klerk
📷 “Disappointment in the air” in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa ©Olli Teirilä
📷 “Innocence” in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa ©Andrea Galli
📷 “Enflamed” in Kruger National Park, South Africa ©Licinia Machado
📷 Gelada monkey portrait in the Ethiopian Highlands ©Patrice Quillard
📷 Quiver trees in the Richtersveld, South Africa ©Willem Kruger
📷 “The Eye of Survival” in Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa ©Luke Street
📷 “He who adapts best wins!” in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa/Botswana ©Johan Mocke
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