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PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018 SEMI-FINALISTS: GALLERY 1

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 18 May 2018

The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2018 competition, brought to you by Land Rover South Africa, with stunning prizes from Canon South Africa and Tanda Tula, has come to an end.
With the competition closed, the judges now face the incredible task of going through hundreds of photos – featured in the Weekly Selection galleries – to choose the finalists and eventually the winner!
It is now with great pleasure that we present (in no particular order) the Semi-finalists! These are the top 51 photos, as chosen by our judges, exhibited in three stunning galleries.
The overall winner of the competition will receive a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a 18-135mm IS USM lens. In addition, the overall winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up (along with their partners), will experience the ultimate photographic safari at Tanda Tula Field Camp, located in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
The most popular entries on FacebookInstagram, and our Website will receive our 2018 Yearbook – a stunning selection of the past year’s greatest photography from around Africa. In addition, five commendable finalists will also receive a 2018 Yearbook.
The following gallery showcases the Semi-finalists. To see the other two click here:
• Semi-finalists Gallery 2
• Semi-finalists Gallery 3
To see the complete collection of 2018’s Weekly Selection galleries click here.

📷  An elephant’s trunk in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Giovanni Frescura

📷  A thirsty hyena enjoys the water from the Cubitje Quap waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa/Botswana © Willem Kruger

📷  A Maasai warrior jumps in Lolkisale, Arusha region, Tanzania © Ian Hanson (Instagram/thespurtrail)

📷  A pangolin recently rescued from poachers wallows in a stream nearby the Rare & Endangered Species Trust rehab facility in Outjo, Namibia © Noelle Alcorn/Rare & Endangered Species Trust/Global Conservation Force

📷  “Licking party” – a mother and her four cubs in the rain in Ndutu, Tanzania © Roie Galitz

📷  A honey badger cleans up after a mud bath in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Johan J. Botha

📷  A young lion after a delicious zebra meal in the mud in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Panos Laskarakis

📷  A cheetah mother observes human movement from the safety of the grass in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Olli Teirilä

📷  Catching the sunrise while hot air ballooning over the awakening Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Arnaud Legrand

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📷  A pygmy woman near Kahunzi Biega National Park, Congo © Sepp Friedhuber

📷  A cheetah flicks her tail in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © India Bulkeley

📷  A hamerkop with a toad in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andreas Hemb

📷  “The knobkierie” – taken in a rural Zulu village in the Umzimkulu Valley, South Africa © Tanya Nadauld

📷  A young leopard cub in Khwai, Botswana © Linda Oteri

📷  A whispering lion couple in strong wind in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Johan J. Botha

📷  Two elephant bulls fight under a stormy sky in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Andrew Campbell (Instagram/acsafaris)

📷  An attractive feather duster worm in False Bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa © Peet J. van Eeden

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