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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 17 May 2019

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is ow closed for entries and we are excited to announce the Semi-finalists! Only two weeks to go before we announce our winners!
There are two galleries showcasing the Semi-finalists. To see the other gallery click here: Semi-finalists Gallery 1
The following gallery of Semi-finalists is in no particular order.

A leopard tortoise with a swarm of brown-veined butterflies looking for moisture in Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana © Hubert Janiszewski
A leopard tortoise with a swarm of brown-veined butterflies looking for moisture in Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana © Hubert Janiszewski
A ground pangolin (also known as Temminck’s pangolin) takes a break between eating ants and termites in Namibia © Jacha Potgieter
A ground pangolin (also known as Temminck’s pangolin) takes a break between eating ants and termites in Namibia © Jacha Potgieter
“The Grevy’s zebra illusion” – Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya © Yaron Schmid
“The Grevy’s zebra illusion” – Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya © Yaron Schmid
“Sun and moon” – a lion, blind in one eye, in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
“Sun and moon” – a lion, blind in one eye, in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
Mzee (100) poses with his wife (90) for a portrait in Jinja, Uganda © Bob Ditty
Mzee (100) poses with his wife (90) for a portrait in Jinja, Uganda © Bob Ditty
“King of the dung” in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa © Manuel Alexander Graf
“King of the dung” in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa © Manuel Alexander Graf
A plaintive rain frog spotted in the Eastern Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping
A plaintive rain frog spotted in the Eastern Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping
Baby meerkats at play in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
Baby meerkats at play in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
An impressive silverback mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Hesté de Beer
An impressive silverback mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Hesté de Beer
A leopardess looks towards the tree where she left her kill the night before in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Randall Ball
A leopardess looks towards the tree where she left her kill the night before in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Randall Ball
A white rhino calf refuses to leave its mother after she was darted for a dehorning, South Africa © Hesté de Beer
A white rhino calf refuses to leave its mother after she was darted for a dehorning, South Africa © Hesté de Beer
On a hot day an epauletted fruit bat mother lets her young catch a breeze in her open wing to help cool it down, Balule Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel
On a hot day an epauletted fruit bat mother lets her young catch a breeze in her open wing to help cool it down, Balule Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel
Spitzkoppe after a dust storm in winter, Namib Desert, Namibia © Hesté de Beer
Spitzkoppe after a dust storm in winter, Namib Desert, Namibia © Hesté de Beer
An egret preens itself in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
An egret preens itself in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
Dust fills the air as wildebeest make their way across the Mara River in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Tania Cholwich
Dust fills the air as wildebeest make their way across the Mara River in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Tania Cholwich
Close up of an alpha female painted wolf (African wild dog) in Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana © Nick Leuenberger
Close up of an alpha female painted wolf (African wild dog) in Vumbura Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana © Nick Leuenberger
An elephant calf is picked up by its mother after falling into a waterhole in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Cornel Eksteen
An elephant calf is picked up by its mother after falling into a waterhole in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Cornel Eksteen
“Pre-dawn with red-billed queleas” in Zakouma National Park, Chad © Michael Lorentz
“Pre-dawn with red-billed queleas” in Zakouma National Park, Chad © Michael Lorentz
“This highly intimate image of an elephant calf suckling its mother is a celebration of the future of these behemoths. He was conceived, born, raised to this stage, healthy and well on his way to becoming a fully grown elephant to partake in the same natural cycle of life and propagation again. This is surely a celebration of success in Africa. Although the image was taken in a national park where they are protected, to me, the image is representative of all life flourishing all over the continent against very severe odds.” – Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo
“This highly intimate image of an elephant calf suckling its mother is a celebration of the future of these behemoths. He was conceived, born, raised to this stage, healthy and well on his way to becoming a fully grown elephant to partake in the same natural cycle of life and propagation again. This is surely a celebration of success in Africa. Although the image was taken in a national park where they are protected, to me, the image is representative of all life flourishing all over the continent against very severe odds.” – Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo
A bateleur in full flight in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Willie van Schalkwyk
A bateleur in full flight in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Willie van Schalkwyk
Dust is kicked up as springbok run from a cheetah in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Michiel Duvenhage
Dust is kicked up as springbok run from a cheetah in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Michiel Duvenhage
A lioness with flies in Lake Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Roie Galitz
A lioness with flies in Lake Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Roie Galitz

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To see the other gallery click here: Semi-finalists Gallery 1

Photographer of the Year 2019 Semi-finalists Gallery 1

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