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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 22 March 2019

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition, brought to you by Airlink, with a stunning prize provided by Klaserie Drift Safari Camps, is now in full swing and there is just under two months to go before entries close!
The competition runs from December 2018 through to the end of April 2019, and there is a great prize up for grabs! The overall winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up (along with their partners), will experience the ultimate private safari at Amani Safari Camp and the soon-to-be-launched Misava Safari Camp, located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Read about the safari enjoyed by the 2018 winners here.
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter.
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

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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