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 2, and Top 101 Gallery 3.
A young elephant poses for the camera in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Kevin Dooley
“The wolf amongst the sheep” – a painted wolf (African wild dog) with its pack in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper
Salt caravans begin their westward journey after sunset in the Afar Depression, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer
A leopard tortoise with a swarm of brown-veined butterflies looking for moisture in Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana © Hubert Janiszewski
A hippo surfaces out of the water at speed in Chobe National Park, Botswana © Deena Sveinsson
A lioness with her curious cubs in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado
“Brave” – a black-backed jackal sneaks unobtrusively amongst sparring elephant bulls to catch an unsuspecting guineafowl at a waterhole in Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana © Jackie Badenhorst
An eyed-flower mantis mimics flower petals to give it advantage over potential predators in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Tanya Nadauld
A sociable weaver colony, with a storm brewing in the distance in Sesriem, Namibia © Gary Proctor
“This male leopard retrieved his warthog kill from a spotted hyena. Here he is running with the kill away from the hyena towards a tree.” – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
“The Grevy’s zebra illusion” – Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya © Yaron Schmid
A muddy rhino in a reserve in South Africa © Kevin Dooley
Red-billed queleas captured at a slow shutter speed in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
A portrait of a Wodaabe dancer caught by the light of the sun, Chad © Trevor Cole
Juvenile Cape foxes suckle on their mother in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer
“Pre-dawn with red-billed queleas” in Zakouma National Park, Chad © Michael Lorentz
“Thirsty fellow” in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin
A branch of scaly-feathered finches in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmaine Joubert
A close up of an elephant’s foot, taken from a submerged hide in Botswana © Peter Reitze
A close up underexposed image of a Nile crocodile in the Chobe River, Botswana © Joe Knapman
An elephant calf finds safety by its mother while in the Chobe River, Botswana © Panos Laskaraki
A rescued and released black-bellied pangolin in Cameroon © Angelia Young / Tikki Hywood Foundation
An elephant calf is picked up by its mother after falling into a waterhole in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Cornel Eksteen
“A sun pillar breaks through the clouds from above and almost points at the rhino as the chosen one.” – Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Björn Persson
A juvenile mountain gorilla watches others play from a distant treetop in Virunga National Park, DR Congo © Hesté de Beer
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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 2, and Top 101 Gallery 3.