The 2017 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition, brought to you by Land Rover and Canon is now closed for entries. Here is the Top 101 selection, in FOUR galleries. Click here to see PART IV 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.
📷 “Enflamed” in Kruger National Park, South Africa ©Licinia Machado
📷 “Too full to move!” in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa/Botswana ©Johan J Botha
📷 Salt caravan in the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia ©Marcus Westberg
📷 Nyiragongo volcano at night in Virunga National Park, DR Congo ©Greg Metro
📷 “As light as a feather” in Kruger National Park, South Africa ©Senka Gavrilovic
📷 A magical shower in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania ©George Turner
📷 “The inquisitive one” in Kariega Private Game Reserve, South Africa ©Andrew Aveley
📷 Wild dog yearlings at play in Zimanga Game Reserve, South Africa ©Gerald Hinde
📷 “The land of giants” in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya ©Björn Persson
📷 Cheetah cubs playing in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya ©Paolo Torchio
📷 A hammerkop watches the river in Hoedspruit, South Africa ©Tim Feherty
📷 “Stripes and spots” in Namibia ©Andrea Galli
📷 As beautiful as a bumblebee in Omo Valley, Ethiopia ©Robin Yong
📷 The ‘Madonna and her Worshippers’ rock formation in the Drakensberg, South Africa ©Carl Smorenburg
📷 “Wildebeest hunt” in Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa ©Jacques de Klerk
📷 Hyena over a wildebeest kill in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa ©Arnoud Quanjer
📷 “Proud” in Omo Valley, Ethiopia ©Christophe Lapeze
📷 A blacktip shark cruises the lagoon as a storm approaches in Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles ©Adam Mitchell
📷 A bateleur sunbathes at Nossob, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa ©Fanie Heymans
📷 “The great migration” in Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya ©Panos Laskarakis
📷 A cub finds solace in a pride member’s arms ©Matthew Murray
📷 The power and beauty of nature in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya ©Panos Laskarakis
📷 “Majestic elephant bull” in Etosha National Park, Namibia ©Annemarie du Plessis
📷 “Awwww Mom do I have to?” in Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa ©Andrew Schoeman
📷 A leopard descends a tree in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya ©Thomas Vijayan
To comment on this story please join our PRIVATE TRAVEL & CONSERVATION CLUB. See details below.
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF AFRICA GEOGRAPHIC:
- Join our private travel & conservation club (mobile app and desktop) to enjoy significant benefits, including the best prices at Africa’s top lodges and networking with others like you. Find out more here.
- Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to enjoy more stories like this. Subscribe here.
- Travel with us. Travel in Africa is about knowing when and where to go, and with whom. A few weeks too early / late and a few kilometres off course and you could miss the greatest show on Earth. And wouldn’t that be a pity? Search for your ideal safari here, or contact an Africa Geographic safari consultant to plan your dream vacation.