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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 2.

A flock of 300 African grey parrots feed on the aquatic plants in a large Baï in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo © Daniella Kueck
A flock of 300 African grey parrots feed on the aquatic plants in a large Baï in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo © Daniella Kueck
A painted wolf (African wild dog) rests in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andreas Hemb
A painted wolf (African wild dog) rests in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andreas Hemb
Three of the Fast Five, locally known as Taro Bono, getting ready to hunt zebra in pouring rain in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan
Three of the Fast Five, locally known as Taro Bono, getting ready to hunt zebra in the pouring rain in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan
Weaver bird nests with a storm brewing in the distance in Sesriem, Namibia © Gary Proctor
A sociable weaver colony, with a storm brewing in the distance in Sesriem, Namibia © Gary Proctor
A mother springbok nuzzles her newborn in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Mike Cawood
A mother springbok nuzzles her newborn in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Mike Cawood
A superb starling spotted in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A Hildebrandt’s starling spotted in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
"Heads or tails" – warthogs rest in the shade in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jo Fankhauser
“Heads or tails” – warthogs rest in the shade in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jo Fankhauser
Zebra drink at a waterhole in Tarangire National Park ,Tanzania © Anthony Goldman
Zebra drink at a waterhole in Tarangire National Park , Tanzania © Anthony Goldman
"Kgalagadi prince" – a cheetah on an early morning hunt in the Kalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
“Kgalagadi prince” – a cheetah on an early morning hunt in the Kalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
"Windows to the soul" – close up of an eye of an elephant in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa © Michael Raddall
“Windows to the soul” – close up of an elephant’s eye in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa © Michael Raddall
Lion cubs play in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer
Lion cubs play in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer
A martial eagle takes flight with determination in Grumeti Game Reserve, Tanzania © Ross Couper
A juvenile martial eagle takes flight with determination in Grumeti Game Reserve, Tanzania © Ross Couper
Cheetahs on the lookout in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
Cheetahs on the lookout in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
Grooming time for a cheetah in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley
Grooming time for a cheetah in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley
Young chacma baboons play a game involving a stick in uMkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter
Young chacma baboons play a game involving a stick in uMkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A Cape weaver in flight in Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A Cape weaver in flight in Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A sand boa swallows a superb starling in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin
A sand boa swallows a superb starling in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin
A spotted hyena cools down by a waterhole after a fight in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha
A spotted hyena cools down by a waterhole after a fight in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha
Three cheetahs sit on a termite mound in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
Three cheetahs sit on a termite mound in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A leopard in Mashatu, Botswana © Kevin Dooley
A leopard in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley
An Egyptian goose in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jo Fankhauser
An Egyptian goose in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jo Fankhauser
Lionesses at an impala kill in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Arnoud Quanjer
Lionesses at an impala kill in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Arnoud Quanjer
A young chacma baboon drinks in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Lennart Hessel
A young chacma baboon drinks in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Lennart Hessel
A white lion cub in Singita Lebombo Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Wesley Cragg
A white lion cub in Singita Lebombo Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Wesley Cragg
A young male leopard stands up to survey the vast grassland in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Nitin Michael
A young male leopard stands up to survey the vast grassland in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Nitin Michael

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 2.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 1Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 2

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