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The best photos
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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 22 March 2019

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 is now in full swing and there is only a month left to go before entries close!
There are three galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other two galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

Portrait of a painted wolf (African wild dog) Zimanga Private Game Reserve © Andreas Hemb
Portrait of a painted wolf (African wild dog) in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andreas Hemb
The dry season in the Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux
The dry season in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux
Spotted hyena playing a game of twister in Maasai Mara National Reserve © Andreas Hemb
Spotted hyena playing a game of twister in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Andreas Hemb
A baby chameleon photographed during the day in Balule Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel
A baby chameleon photographed during the day in Balule Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel
A chimpanzee scratches an itch at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Lake Victoria, Uganda © Anthony Ochieng
A chimpanzee scratches an itch at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Lake Victoria, Uganda © Anthony Ochieng
An oryx browses in the mist at sunrise in the Tsauchab Valley, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia © Gerald Knight
An oryx browses in the mist at sunrise in the Tsauchab Valley, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia © Gerald Knight
An Afar salt miner loading his camel in the unbearable heat of the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer
An Afar salt miner loading his camel in the unbearable heat of the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer

 

A young leopardess in the early morning in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux
A young leopardess in the early morning in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux
A black-backed jackal launches attempts to catch Cape turtle doves at a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A black-backed jackal launches attempts to catch Cape turtle doves at a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
The Torchwood Pride make short work of a nyala bull in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
The Torchwood Pride make short work of a nyala bull in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
An elephant calf has fun in the mud in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley
An elephant calf has fun in the mud in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley
An old lion seen in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Rob Keulemans
An old lion seen in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Rob Keulemans
A young spotted hyena goes down to rest, stirring the dust in Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana © Lennart Hessel
A young spotted hyena stirs up the dust while settling down to rest in Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana © Lennart Hessel
A yellow-billed duck bathes by the shore of Ngamba Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda © Anthony Ochieng
A yellow-billed duck bathes by the shore of Ngamba Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda © Anthony Ochieng
A vulnerable newborn giraffe sits under the protection of its mother and a male that had kept a nearby watch during the birth before moving over to greet the new family member, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Kellie Netherwood
A vulnerable newborn giraffe sits under the protection of its mother and a male that had kept a nearby watch during the birth before moving over to greet the new family member, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Kellie Netherwood
"Organised chaos" – a large herd of wildebeest cross the Mara River in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Darren Colello
“Organised chaos” – a large herd of wildebeest cross the Mara River in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Darren Colello
A rock pigeon open its wings to a new day in front of a cave at Arniston on the southern tip of Africa, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
A rock pigeon open its wings to a new day in front of a cave at Arniston on the southern tip of Africa, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
Portrait of a baboon, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
Portrait of a baboon, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

 

"Coiled" – a puff adder coils up after being rescued from a restroom and released safely back into the wild in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
“Coiled” – a puff adder coils up after being rescued from a restroom and released safely back into the wild in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
Hyena pups come out of their den at the end of the day in Savuti, Botswana © Fred von Winckelmann
Hyena pups come out of their den at the end of the day in Savuti, Botswana © Fred von Winckelmann
A weary jackal makes a quick dash towards the lion’s buffalo kill to steal scraps of meat in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania © Hesté de Beer
A wary jackal makes a quick dash towards the lion’s buffalo kill to steal scraps of meat in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania © Hesté de Beer
Elephants lean on a muddy bank in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley
Elephants lean on a muddy bank in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley
Flamingos at sunrise at a lagoon in Walvis Bay, Namibia © Beata Bettaglio Spengenberg
Flamingos at sunrise at a lagoon in Walvis Bay, Namibia © Beata Bettaglio Spengenberg
Two Cape buffaloes size each other up in a display of dominance in Mjejane Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter
Two Cape buffaloes size each other up in a display of dominance in Mjejane Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

To see the other two galleries for this week’s selection, click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 2Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 3

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