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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 29 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.

A spotted hyena and his prize in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux
A spotted hyena and his prize in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux
A cheetah cub takes a morning stroll in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard
A cheetah cub takes a morning stroll in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard
A leopard relaxes up in a tree in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Caleb Shepard
A leopard relaxes up in a tree in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Caleb Shepard
A leaping springbok in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Professor Gert Lamprecht
A leaping springbok in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Professor Gert Lamprecht
A view of the Mara River from a hot air balloon, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Caleb Shepard
A view of the Mara River from a hot air balloon, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Caleb Shepard
A relaxed, but ever wary female nyala in Motlala Game Reserve, South Africa © Sarah Curtis
A relaxed, but ever wary female nyala in Motlala Game Reserve, South Africa © Sarah Curtis
A leopard leaps at the chance to catch a scrub hare in Khwai, Botswana© Giovanni Frescura
A leopard leaps at the chance to catch a scrub hare in Khwai, Botswana © Giovanni Frescura
A tender moment between a mother spotted hyena and her cub in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Margie Botha
A tender moment between a spotted hyena mother and her cub in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Margie Botha
A cheetah with her cubs on the lookout in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Sven E. Fredriksen
A cheetah with her cubs on the lookout in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Sven E. Fredriksen
"To save a life" – a white rhino is dehorned in South Africa © Caleb Shepard
“To save a life” – a white rhino is dehorned in South Africa © Caleb Shepard
A black-backed jackal launches himself at doves at Cubitje Quap waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A black-backed jackal launches himself at doves at Cubitje Quap waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A dominant male lion walks through his territory in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Deborah Jordan
A dominant male lion walks through his territory in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Deborah Jordan
A water monitor snatches up an insect in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A water monitor snatches up an insect in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
An elephant grazes in the water in the Okavango Delta, Botswana © Darryn Haltmann
An elephant grazes in the water in the Okavango Delta, Botswana © Darryn Haltmann
One of the many rock arches in Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer
One of the many rock arches in Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer
An elephant takes a dust bath by a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Melanie Maske
An elephant takes a dust bath by a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Melanie Maske
A leopard relaxing in the branches of a fallen tree in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Marijke Claassen
A leopard relaxing in the branches of a fallen tree in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Marijke Claassen
A silhouetted eland with a yellow-billed oxpecker flying across his back, Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Abby Tochterman
A silhouetted eland with a yellow-billed oxpecker flying across his back, Greater Amboseli Ecosystem, Kenya © Abby Tochterman

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ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

STORY
The Honey Badger – Delving into the world of Africa’s most fearless and tenacious carnivore.

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