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 top 101 photos from the competition!
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 Facebook, Instagram, 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 Top 101. To see the other four click here:
• Top 101 Gallery 2
• Top 101 Gallery 3
• Top 101 Gallery 4
• Top 101 Gallery 5
To see the complete collection of 2018’s Weekly Selection galleries click here.
📷 A young lion after a delicious zebra meal in the mud in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Panos Laskarakis
📷 A pair of collared nightjars roost on the ground in Madagascar © Aron Frankental (Instagram/afrankental)
📷 A young giraffe is protected from an opportunistic hyena in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Dev Raj
📷 A Maasai warrior jumps in Lolkisale, Arusha region, Tanzania © Ian Hanson (Instagram/thespurtrail)
📷 A Rüppell’s vulture in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Sushil Chauhan
📷 A thirsty hyena enjoys the water from the Cubitje Quap waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa/Botswana © Willem Kruger
📷 “Teething toy” – a baby baboon chews on a stick in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis
📷 A rescued pangolin relaxes at the Rare & Endangered Species Trust rehab facility in Outjo, Namibia © Rare & Endangered Species Trust/Noelle Alcorn/Global Conservation Force (Instagram/restnamibia)
📷 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 Milky Way over Baobab Forest at Kubu Island, Botswana © Darryn Haltmann
📷 A tractrac chat hovers in front of the sun in Swakopmund, Namibia © Chantelle Bosch
📷 A lion looks up a tree in a reserve in South Africa © Henrico Muller (Instagram/henricomuller)
📷 A young leopard cub in Khwai, Botswana © Linda Oteri
📷 Wet baboons after the rain in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis
📷 Sailors wait for a storm to clear along the eastern coast of Zanzibar © Johan J. Botha
📷 A wasp at a water tap in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana © Fanie Heymans
📷 “Different ways” – gemsbok cross the dunes on a winter’s morning in one of the most remote places on the planet in northwestern Namibia © Panos Laskarakis
📷 “Licking party” – a mother and her four cubs in the rain in Ndutu, Tanzania © Roie Galitz
📷 Getting up close and personal with a puff adder in a reserve in South Africa © Joel Alves (Instagram/joelalves15)
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