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 4
To see the complete collection of 2018’s Weekly Selection galleries click here.
📷 A hyena pup guards his mother while she rests in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Johan J. Botha
📷 A wet and bedraggled leopard cub walks in the rain in the Auob River, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmaine Joubert
📷 Aerial view of the hypnotic sand dunes at Sossusvlei, Namibia © Julie Rathbone
📷 A baby mountain gorilla gets all the attention in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Stuart Sinclair
📷 Mursi girl with traditional ornaments in Omo region, Ethiopia © Enrique Lopez-Tapia
📷 “The artful maze” – a herd of zebra stand together in random formation in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Shishir Kumar Jain
📷 “Horror of drought” in Nsumo pan, Mkuze Game Reserve, South Africa © Tanya Nadauld
📷 A honey badger cleans up after a mud bath in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Johan J. Botha
📷 A solitary elephant bull in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Martin Fromer
📷 “The winged soldier” – a devil firefish in northern Zanzibar © Peet J. van Eeden
📷 A meerkat with baby in Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andrea Galli
📷 “Amused” – a young vervet monkey keeps itself amused with a piece of wire as it looks into the camera in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Adam Kotze
📷 “The Thinker” – chimpanzee in Kibale National Park, Uganda © Yaron Schmid
📷 Traffic jam at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Inger Vandyke
📷 Desert elephants in the Huab River Valley, Damaraland, Namibia © Norman Victor (Instagram/norm_northmen)
📷 Close up of baby gorilla feet in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Prelena Soma Owen
📷 “Rainforest in the mist” in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Thorsten Hanewald
📷 Two elephant bulls fight under a stormy sky in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Andrew Campbell (Instagram/acsafaris)
📷 A leopard launches his attack in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann
📷 “Hand” – a young baboon plays on the Lower Sabie bridge in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss
📷 A beautiful atmospheric sunset with elephants in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe © Greg Metro
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