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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 05 April 2019

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is now in full swing and there is only a month left to go before entries close!
There are four galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other three galleries for this week’s selection, click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2Weekly Selection Gallery 3 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

A confrontation between a lion and lioness in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha
A confrontation between a lion and lioness in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha
Tim, the magnificent big tusker, at sunset in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Selengei Poole-Granli
Tim, the magnificent big tusker, at sunset in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Selengei Poole-Granli
The splendid lion Scarface, at the time when he reigned the Marsh Pride, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
The splendid lion Scarface, at the time when he reigned over the Marsh Pride in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A herd of impala stand alert in dusty Samburu National Reserve, Kenya © Jane Wynyard
A herd of impala stand alert in dusty Samburu National Reserve, Kenya © Jane Wynyard
"Sun and moon" – a lion, blind in one eye, in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
“Sun and moon” – a lion, blind in one eye, in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
Mpayon, a Samburu woman who is one of nine Mama Tembos who patrol and help protect livestock and wildlife corridors, poses with a camel in Kalama, northern Kenya © Jane Wynyard
Mpayon, a Samburu woman who is one of nine Mama Tembos who patrol and help protect livestock and wildlife corridors, poses with a camel in Kalama, northern Kenya © Jane Wynyard
Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda © Patrice Quillard
Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda © Patrice Quillard
A female leopard rolls around in a dry riverbed in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard
A leopardess rolls around in a dry riverbed in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard
Detail of an elephant's ear, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
Detail of an elephant’s ear, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
Margherita Glacier on Mount Stanley on a clear day in the Rwenzori Mountains Range, Uganda © Grace Wangui
Margherita Glacier on Mount Stanley on a clear day in the Rwenzori Mountains Range, Uganda © Grace Wangui
A male Cape sugarbird on a pincushion flower in the Slanghoek Valley, Western Cape © Gideon Malherbe
A male Cape sugarbird on a pincushion flower in the Slanghoek Valley, Western Cape, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
A lowland gorilla looking thoughtful in Dzanga-Sangha National Park, Central African Republic © Jacha Potgieter
A lowland gorilla looking thoughtful in Dzanga-Sangha National Park, Central African Republic © Jacha Potgieter
A female nyala with her newborn in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss
A female nyala with her fawn in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss
"Pride of Africa" – an elephant in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Thomas Vijayan
“Pride of Africa” – an elephant in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Thomas Vijayan
A rock agama suns himself on the rocks near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Doreen Lawrence
A rock agama suns himself on the rocks near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Doreen Lawrence
A Cape rock thrush spotted at Giant's Castle, Drakensberg, South Africa © Margie Botha
A Cape rock thrush spotted at Giant’s Castle, Drakensberg, South Africa © Margie Botha
An elephant picks up a bone in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter
An elephant picks up a bone in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A ground pangolin, also known as Temminck's pangolin, spotted in Namibia © Jacha Potgieter
A ground pangolin, also known as Temminck’s pangolin, spotted in Namibia © Jacha Potgieter
A bateleur stands by a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ,South Africa© Rob Keulemans
A bateleur stands by a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Rob Keulemans
Sunset in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Hesté de Beer
Sunset in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Hesté de Beer
A fight between two gazelle in Chobe National Park, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis
A fight between two impalas in Chobe National Park, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis
Flamingos in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Vittorio Ricci
Flamingos in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Vittorio Ricci

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

GALLERIES
To see the other three galleries for this week’s selection, click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2Weekly Selection Gallery 3 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

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