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Photographer of the Year 2018 Top 101: Gallery 2


Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 11 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 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 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 Top 101. To see the other four click here:
• Top 101 Gallery 1
• 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 row of white rhinos in a reserve in Kenya © Luke Street

?  Aerial view of Sossusvlei in Namibia © Panos Laskarakis

?  Baboon youngsters play in Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Johan J. Botha

?  A blue dusk elephant fight in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andreas Hemb

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

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

?  Waiting for the rain to pass in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger

?  Guelta d’Archei in Ennedi Plateau, Chad © Sepp Friedhuber

?  An intimate moment between a baby ground squirrel and his mom in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Henning de Beer

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

?  A four-day-old white lion cub is carried by its mother in Ngala Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Daryl Dell (Instagram/daryldellsafaris)

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

?  “Perched in the wind” – a southern ground-hornbill’s feathers are ruffled by the breeze in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Chantelle Melzer

?  A humpback whale breaches in the waters by Nosy Boraha Island (Île Sainte-Marie), Madagascar © Gudkov Andrey

?  “Look carefully” – A lion cub stares at the camera through a buffalo carcass in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Bobby-Jo Vial

?  “Don’t worry mom” in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis

?  “Rain brothers” in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Shivang Mehta

?  Cheetah cub guarding its kill in Etosha, Namibia © Manuel Graf

?  A little egret in Umkhobi Lagoon, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Jacques Sellschop

?  “Chaos and calm” in Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ketan Khambhatta

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