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Photographer of the Year 2018 Semi-finalists: Gallery 3


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 2
To see the complete collection of 2018’s Weekly Selection galleries click here.

📷  A food stall in the busy square of Jemaa el-Fna in Marrakesh, Morocco © Miguel De Freitas

📷  Aerial view of Sossusvlei in Namibia © Panos Laskarakis

📷  A Rüppell’s vulture in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Sushil Chauhan

📷  A mountain gorilla infant in Virunga National Park, DR Congo © Bobby-Jo Vial

📷  Maasai warriors jump at sunrise near their village on the outskirts the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © John Kerrod Wells

📷  A black rhino is photographed through the legs of an elephant while drinking in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Johan J. Botha

📷  “Horror of drought” in Nsumo pan, Mkuze Game Reserve, South Africa © Tanya Nadauld

📷  A wise-looking chimpanzee in Kibale National Park, Uganda © Prelena Soma Owen

📷  Flies surround a dung beetle at the African Impact Dumela Lodge, Hoedspruit, South Africa © Yvonne Katrin Baeumchen

📷  Wet baboons after the rain in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis

📷  A hyena pup guards his mother while she rests in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Johan J. Botha

📷  “Teething toy” – a baby baboon chews on a stick in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis

📷  “The winged soldier” – a devil firefish in northern Zanzibar © Peet J. van Eeden

📷  Up close with a chameleon in Sapo National Park, Liberia © Gianluca D’Amico

📷  A martial eagle with a banded mongoose in Singita, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper

📷  “The artful maze” – a herd of zebra stand together in random formation in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Shishir Kumar Jain

📷  A pair of collared nightjars roost on the ground in Madagascar © Aron Frankental (Instagram/afrankental)

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