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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 05 April 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 four galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other three galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1Weekly Selection Gallery 3 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

"Hugs" – a lion family in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
“Hugs” – a lion family in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
Portrait of a mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Ernest Porter
Portrait of a mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Ernest Porter
Maasai’s living under the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania © Hesté de Beer
Maasai people living under the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania © Hesté de Beer
An elephant grazes in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Grace Wangui
An elephant grazes in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Grace Wangui
"Avatar" – a tubular hydroid photographed with a 105mm macro lens pair at Justin’s Cave, along the Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town © Geo Cloete
“Avatar” – a tubular hydroid photographed with a 105mm macro lens pair at Justin’s Cave, along the Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town, South Africa © Geo Cloete
A hungry baboon climbs between the thorns to chew the bark of an acacia tree in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss
A hungry baboon climbs between the thorns to chew the bark of an acacia tree in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss
A lioness protects her three young cubs, who were hidden under the log, from an inquisitive buffalo in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Paolo Torchio
A lioness protects her three young cubs, who were hidden under the log, from an inquisitive buffalo in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Paolo Torchio
An imposing kudu bull spotted in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Robert Holmwood
An imposing kudu bull spotted in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Robert Holmwood
"Flamingo canvas" – Lake Turkana, Kenya © Thomas Vijayan
“Flamingo canvas” – Lake Turkana, Kenya © Thomas Vijayan
"Triangle of love!" – an impala mother shows off her calf in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Lynne Wilde
“Triangle of love!” – an impala mother shows off her calf in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Lynne Wilde
"A lion cub contemplating his future as a leader of his own pride" – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Doreen Lawrence
“A lion cub contemplating his future as the leader of his own pride” – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Doreen Lawrence
Spitzkoppe after a dust storm in winter, Namib desert, Namibia © Hesté de Beer
Spitzkoppe after a dust storm in winter, Namib Desert, Namibia © Hesté de Beer
"Ballet on the Chobe" – a poised African jacana chick on the Chobe River, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen
“Ballet on the Chobe” – a poised African jacana chick on the Chobe River, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen
A black-backed jackal charges after ring-necked doves at Cubitje Quap waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A black-backed jackal charges after Cape turtle doves at Cubitje Quap waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
"Reach for the stars" – Masaai warriors performing their traditional dance, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © Caleb Shepard
“Reach for the stars” – Maasai warriors perform their traditional dance, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © Caleb Shepard
"Green eye" – a Nile crocodile in the early morning, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Mari van Bosch
“Green eye” – a Nile crocodile in the early morning, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Mari van Bosch
Olbarnoti stands guard over a recent eland kill in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Georgiana Steiger
Olbarnoti stands guard over a recent eland kill in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Georgiana Steiger (Instagram/georgianasteiger)
Dead trees in the early morning light, Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci
Dead trees in the early morning light, Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci
An old man in his church clothes on his way to church, Lalibela, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer
An old man in his church clothes on his way to church, Lalibela, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer
Golden monkey in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Kellie Netherwood
Golden monkey in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Kellie Netherwood
"Remains of the day" – a cheetah shows evidence of a recent kill in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Prelena Soma Owen
“Remains of the day” – a cheetah shows evidence of a recent kill in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Prelena Soma Owen
A dominant male leopard approaches in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Saul Rivkind
A dominant male leopard approaches in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Saul Rivkind

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

GALLERIES
To see the other three galleries for this week’s selection, click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1Weekly Selection Gallery 3 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

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