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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 1 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

A handsome male lion stares off into the distance, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard
A handsome male lion stares off into the distance, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard
A young zebra tries to keep up with the rest of the herd in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Prelena Soma Owen
A young zebra tries to keep up with the rest of the herd in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Prelena Soma Owen
A boy holds onto his father’s horse, awaiting their chance to compete in the King of Lesotho’s horse race, near Semonkong, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer
A boy holds onto his father’s horse, awaiting their chance to compete in the King of Lesotho’s horse race, near Semonkong, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer
Dust fills the air as wildebeest make their way across the Mara River in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Tania Cholwich
Dust fills the air as wildebeest make their way across the Mara River in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Tania Cholwich
Dust and filtered sunlight make for a dramatic image of a giraffe in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Giovanni Frescura
Dust and filtered sunlight make for a dramatic image of a giraffe in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Giovanni Frescura
A cheetah mother and her cub groom each other while resting under a tree in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux
A cheetah mother and her cub groom each other while resting under a tree in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux
An adult jumping spider (Hyllus brevitarsis), less than 10mm in size, spotted in Maitland Nature Reserve, South Africa © Kathleen Vanoppen
An adult jumping spider (Hyllus brevitarsis), less than 10mm in size, spotted in Maitland Nature Reserve, South Africa © Kathleen Vanoppen (Instagram/kathleen.vanoppen)
Dunes and dry sand in Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia © Melanie Maske
Dunes and dry sand in Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia © Melanie Maske
A rare sighting of a juvenile Egyptian vulture in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A rare sighting of a juvenile Egyptian vulture in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A curious spotted hyena watches the photographer after having a mud bath in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Daniela Anger
A curious spotted hyena watches the photographer after having a mud bath in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Daniela Anger
"Leading the way" – afternoon sailing on a dhow off the coast of Zanzibar © Caleb Shepard
“Leading the way” – afternoon sailing on a dhow off the coast of Zanzibar © Caleb Shepard
A spotted hyena cub playfully chews his mother's neck in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss
A spotted hyena cub playfully chews his mother’s neck in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss
Elephants enjoy a mud bath in Savuti, Botswana © Derryn Nash
Elephants enjoy a mud bath in Savuti, Botswana © Derryn Nash
A dominant male zebra gets the better of a youngster in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Daniel Wallis
A dominant male zebra gets the better of a youngster in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Daniel Wallis
An impala herd in the early morning, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Andre Erlich
An impala herd in the early morning, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Andre Erlich
"Power drink" – three lionesses drink at a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
“Power drink” – three lionesses drink at a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A white rhino mother and calf in a reserve in South Africa © Michael Raddall
A white rhino mother and calf in a reserve in South Africa © Michael Raddall
A lioness peers out from behind a tree in MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa © Steve Pressman
A lioness peers out from behind a tree in MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa © Steve Pressman
A dazzle of zebras drinking at a waterhole in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Guy Scott
A dazzle of zebras drinking at a waterhole in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Guy Scott

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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 1 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.