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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 29 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 only one month 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.

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.