Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is now closed for entries and this week we will look at the first of our finalists: The Top 101!
There are four galleries showcasing the Top 101. To see the other galleries for the Top 101 click here: Top 101 Gallery 1, Top 101 Gallery 3, and Top 101 Gallery 4.
“Hugs” – a lion family in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A critically endangered walia ibex ram basks in the sun on a cold winter’s morning, Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer
Four white rhinos meet for a morning catch up in a reserve in South Africa © Amanda Tatham
“Sun and moon” – a lion, blind in one eye, in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
“An old tusker rubbing himself against a lonesome tree almost as if in comfort or consolation” – Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Björn Persson
Sandy anemones, West Coast, South Africa © Geo Cloete
“Flamingo canvas” – Lake Turkana, Kenya © Thomas Vijayan
A leopardess and the super blood wolf moon, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Sean Parker
A Mursi woman in Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Janet Regan
A Cape buffalo in near-perfect dried mud camouflage rests during the midday heat, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Bruce Miller
Portrait of a spotted hyena, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ian Ground
Dust is kicked up as springbok run from a cheetah in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Michiel Duvenhage
A male lion growls to warn off the lionesses nearby while feeding on a giraffe carcass, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Marc de Chalain
“Watching me, watching you” – Okavango Delta, Botswana © Clare Doolan
An impressive silverback mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Hesté de Beer
“A moment of thought” – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Dalida Innes
An elephant calf tries to climb on top of another in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Kyle Strautmann
Lion cubs play in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer
A plaintive rain frog spotted in the Eastern Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping
A lion cub still of nursing age lies under his mother after sharing in meat from a zebra kill, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Yarin Klein
“King of the dung” in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa © Manuel Alexander Graf
“The soul of an elephant” – Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
A lion cub fast asleep between the branches of a fallen tree, Etosha National Park, Namibia © Anja Denker
A jumping spider (Hyllus sp.) in a folded leaf in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Eraine van Schalkwyk
Meerkats on the lookout for possible danger in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prof. Gert Lamprecht
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ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE
To see the other galleries for the Top 101 click here: Top 101 Gallery 1, Top 101 Gallery 3, and Top 101 Gallery 4.