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 1
• Top 101 Gallery 2
• Top 101 Gallery 3
• Top 101 Gallery 5
To see the complete collection of 2018’s Weekly Selection galleries click here.
? “A mother’s love” in Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Grobler
? Portrait of a Samburu woman in northern Kenya © Vedran Vidak
? “The lion” – A black-and-white portrait taken at Thorny Bush Game Reserve, South Africa © Dave Southwood
? A healthy reef with an abundance of life in Sodwana Bay, South Africa © Geo Cloete
? 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
? A black rhino is photographed through the legs of an elephant while drinking in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Johan J. Botha
? A priest rests at sunset in front of the ancient rock-hewn Abuna Yemata Church in Tigray, Ethiopia © Greg Metro
? “Street wars” in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Luke Street
? Flies surround a dung beetle at the African Impact Dumela Lodge, Hoedspruit, South Africa © Yvonne Katrin Baeumchen
? A gorilla inspects a shoe in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Andrea Galli
? A whispering lion couple in strong wind in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Johan J. Botha
? A lazy leopard in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya © Clara Anne Davies
? Catching the sunrise while hot air ballooning over the awakening Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Arnaud Legrand
? A wise-looking chimpanzee in Kibale National Park, Uganda © Prelena Soma Owen
? A cheetah mother observes human movement from the safety of the grass in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Olli Teirilä
? “Gold, silver and bronze” – a crocodile in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alan Smith
? An attractive feather duster worm in False Bay, Cape Peninsula, South Africa © Peet J. van Eeden
? A martial eagle with a banded mongoose in Singita, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper
? “The long march” in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Paolo Torchio
? Moments before dusk at a swamp near the ‘Avenue of the Baobabs’ in western Madagascar © Pedro Ferreira do Amaral
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