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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 1 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

A young cheetah eyes the guineafowl nearby in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Lennart Hessel
A young cheetah eyes the guineafowl nearby in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Lennart Hessel
A playful, young elephant calf in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley
A playful elephant calf in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley
Two playful cheetah brothers on a high speed chase in the Nossob riverbed of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
Two playful cheetah brothers on a high-speed chase in the Nossob riverbed of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
A large forest elephant bull stands on a palm island in the middle of the Congo Basin, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo © Daniella Kueck
A large forest elephant bull stands on a palm island in the middle of the Congo Basin, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo © Daniella Kueck
A black-backed jackal launches at a flock of Cape turtle doves in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A black-backed jackal launches at a flock of Cape turtle doves in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A juvenile Cape sugarbird lands on a pincushion flower bud on a farm near Stellenbosch, South Africa © Gerald Knight
A juvenile Cape sugarbird lands on a pincushion flower bud on a farm near Stellenbosch, South Africa © Gerald Knight
Fishermen at sunrise on the Chobe River, Chobe, Botswana © Johan Van Rensburg
Fishermen at sunrise on the Chobe River, Chobe, Botswana © Johan Van Rensburg
A crocodile tries in vain to take down a zebra in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan
A crocodile tries in vain to take down a zebra in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan
Portrait of a helmeted guineafowl, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Schalk Lombard
Portrait of a helmeted guineafowl, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Schalk Lombard
A young baboon climbs a fallen tree in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A young baboon climbs a fallen tree in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A lion takes his time at a waterhole while the rest watch on in Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana © Katrin Gerchel
A lion takes his time at a waterhole while the rest watch on in Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana © Katrin Gerchel
"I am watching you" – a leopard keeps an eye on the photographer from a large tree in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Andre Erlich
“I am watching you” – a leopard keeps an eye on the Photographer from a large tree in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Andre Erlich
A baboon sits in deep thought as the sun rises on the banks of the Chobe River, Namibia © Simon Cox
A baboon sits in deep thought as the sun rises on the banks of the Chobe River, Namibia © Simon Cox
Salt caravans leave for Marakele in the late afternoon in the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer
Salt caravans in the late afternoon in the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer
Four flamingos asleep at a lagoon in Walvis Bay, Namibia © Beata Bettaglio Spengenberg
Four flamingos asleep at a lagoon in Walvis Bay, Namibia © Beata Bettaglio Spangenberg
A spotted bush snake with a frog in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Myriame Lawley
A spotted bush snake with a frog in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Myriame Lawley
A leopardess looks towards 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
"The revolt of the ostrich" – Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
“The revolt of the ostrich” – Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A meerkat catches a snake in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha
A meerkat catches a snake in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha
A superb starling with a small caterpillar in Naivasha, Kenya © Joe Knapman
A superb starling with a small caterpillar in Naivasha, Kenya © Joe Knapman
Elephants chase painted wolves (African wild dogs) in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley
Elephants chase painted wolves (African wild dogs) in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley
Hyena pups and their customary inspection of the mouths of the adults who return to the den in the evening, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan
Hyena pups and their customary inspection of the mouths of the adults who return to the den in the evening, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan
A serval keeps an eye out for potential prey in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A serval keeps an eye out for potential prey in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
"The stare" – a terrapin comes in for a closer look at Sunset Dam in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Tony de Oliveira
“The stare” – a terrapin comes in for a closer look at Sunset Dam in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Tony de Oliveira

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

To see the other two galleries for this week’s selection, click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 1Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 3

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