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Photographer of the Year 2018 Semi-finalists: Gallery 2

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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 1
• Semi-finalists Gallery 3
To see the complete collection of 2018’s Weekly Selection galleries click here.

?  A baby mountain gorilla gets all the attention in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Stuart Sinclair

?  A male leopard stalks guineafowl in the early morning golden light in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis

?  A row of white rhinos in a reserve in Kenya © Luke Street

?  A priest rests at sunset in front of the ancient rock-hewn Abuna Yemata Church in Tigray, Ethiopia © Greg Metro

?  “A mother’s love” in Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Grobler

?  A dense concentration of box jellyfish in the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town, South Africa © Geo Cloete

?  A wasp at a water tap in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana © Fanie Heymans

?  “The lion” – A black-and-white portrait taken at Thorny Bush Game Reserve, South Africa © Dave Southwood

?  “Tall, dark strangers” in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Andy Howe


?  “Flying queen” in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Paras Chandaria

?  A greater blue-eared starling drinks water in Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Michael Heyns

?  Leopard cub and its meal in Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Andy Howe

?  Portrait of a Samburu woman in northern Kenya © Vedran Vidak

?  The Milky Way over Baobab Forest at Kubu Island, Botswana © Darryn Haltmann

?  A gorilla inspects a shoe in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Andrea Galli

?  A tractrac chat hovers in front of the sun in Swakopmund, Namibia © Chantelle Bosch

?  Lioness and her cubs drinking in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Leon Fouche

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