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The best photos
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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 1Weekly Selection Gallery 2 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

A leopardess on the hunt on a rainy morning in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel
A leopardess on the hunt on a rainy morning in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel
An elephant calf walks close to its mother in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
An elephant calf walks close to its mother in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
Baby meerkats at play in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
Baby meerkats at play in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
A lion walks through golden light in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A lion walks through golden light in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A brilliant male rock agama displays his amazing colours in Galana Conservancy, Kenya © Steve Holroyd
A brilliant male rock agama displays his amazing colours in Galana Conservancy, Kenya © Steve Holroyd
A spotted hyena with a leopard tortoise in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A spotted hyena with a leopard tortoise in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
The smokey lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo © Grace Wangui
The smokey lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo © Grace Wangui
Two juvenile spotted hyenas rest in Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Tina Antrobus
Two juvenile spotted hyenas rest in Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Tina Antrobus
A cheetah mother and her cubs in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ankit Desai
A cheetah mother and her cubs in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ankit Desai
A carmine bee-eater in flight to its burrow in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Edward Rogowski
A carmine bee-eater in flight to its nest in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Edward Rogowski
Two Basotho boys leading their horses toward the yearly King's horse race near Semonkong, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer
Two Basotho boys leading their horses toward the annual King’s horse race near Semonkong, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer
"The jester – something went awry with the growth pattern of this nyala's horns, making him look like the local clown" – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
“The jester – something went awry with the growth pattern of this nyala’s horns, making him look like the local clown” – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
A carmine bee-eater flies around an elephant in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado
A carmine bee-eater flies around an elephant in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado
A lioness watches on as a crocodile struggles to get down the last of a zebra's hind leg in Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya © Gabriella Kiss
A lioness watches on as a crocodile struggles to get down the last of a zebra’s hind leg in Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya © Gabriella Kiss
A juvenile bateleur in the early morning light, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry
A juvenile bateleur in the early morning light, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry
Lions fight while eating in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
Lions fight while eating in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
An elephant calf finds safety by its mother while in the Chobe River, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis
An elephant calf finds safety by its mother while in the Chobe River, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis
The mighty wing of the Verreaux’s Eagle, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, South Africa © Ernest Porter
The mighty wing of a Verreaux’s eagle, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, South Africa © Ernest Porter
An elephant is bathed in stunning shades of vibrant colours in Khwai Concession, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis
An elephant is bathed in stunning shades of vibrant colours in Khwai Concession, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis
A leopard rests in a tree while the sun rises in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado
A leopard rests in a tree while the sun rises in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado
Villagers on their way back home after shopping in Semonkong, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer
Villagers on their way back home after shopping in Semonkong, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer
A mountain gorilla relaxes in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Rodger Bowren
A mountain gorilla relaxes in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Rodger Bowren
"Lone camelthorn" – a lone camelthorn tree stands proudly in front of a massive red dune in the Tsauchab Valley, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia © Xenia Ivanoff-Erb
“Lone camelthorn” – a lone camelthorn tree stands proudly in front of a massive red dune in the Tsauchab Valley, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia © Xenia Ivanoff-Erb

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

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To see the other three galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1Weekly Selection Gallery 2 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

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