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The best photos
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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 2 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

Portrait of Babuku, a young Suri boy, surrounded by the bracelets of his mother and the women of his clan in Turgit, Ethiopia © Inger Vandyke
Portrait of Babuku, a young Suri boy, surrounded by the bracelets of his mother and the women of his clan in Turgit, Ethiopia © Inger Vandyke
"Although this water monitor is pretty harmless, the lioness with her very young cubs is overprotective and charges at the reptile" – Moremi Game Reserve © Fred von Winckelmann
“Although this water monitor is pretty harmless, the lioness with her very young cubs is overprotective and charges at the reptile” – Moremi Game Reserve © Fred von Winckelmann
Brilliant colours of an African jewel bug revealed in macro detail, Watamu, Kenya © Steve Holroyd
Brilliant colours of an African jewel bug revealed in macro detail, Watamu, Kenya © Steve Holroyd
An elephant calf in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
An elephant calf in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
"Future generations" – reaching out to give children a hand in a Masaai village. Tanzania © Caleb Shepard
“Future generations” – reaching out to give children a hand in a Maasai village, Tanzania © Caleb Shepard
A lion in the early morning in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry
A lion in the early morning in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry
A stunning sunset over Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Grace Wangui
A stunning sunset over Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Grace Wangui
An Ethiopian wolf with an Abyssinian grass rat in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer
An Ethiopian wolf with an Abyssinian grass rat in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer
A baby meerkat and a fly, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
A baby meerkat and a fly, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen
"This male leopard retrieved his warthog kill from a spotted hyena. Here he is running with the kill away from the hyena towards a tree" – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
“This male leopard retrieved his warthog kill from a spotted hyena. Here he is running with the kill away from the hyena towards a tree” – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A young rinkhals (also known as the ring-necked spitting cobra) plays dead in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping
A young rinkhals (also known as the ring-necked spitting cobra) plays dead in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping
Greater and lesser flamingos mingle and jostle for space as they vigorously suck algae and microscopic organisms from the mud flats in Walvis Bay, Namibia © Jane Wynyard
Greater and lesser flamingos mingle and jostle for space as they vigorously suck algae and microscopic organisms from the mud flats in Walvis Bay, Namibia © Jane Wynyard
A lion matriarch with a blind eye enjoys some attention from another in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
A lion matriarch with a blind eye enjoys some attention from another in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
A serval with a white stork in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A serval with a white stork in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
Two lion cubs have a field day eating a kudu carcass without any disturbance while the rest of the pride relaxes after already gorging themselves, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ruzdi Ekenheim (Instagram/ruek66)
Two lion cubs have a field day eating a kudu carcass without any disturbance while the rest of the pride relaxes after having gorged themselves, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ruzdi Ekenheim (Instagram/ruek66)
A farmer attends Sunday service in a rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer
A farmer attends Sunday service in a rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer
A young lion – the only male in a pride of 15 – peers over the long grass in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
A young lion – the only male in a pride of 15 – peers over the long grass in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
An extremely well camouflaged satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) hangs amongst the leaves in Madagascar © Steve Pressman
An extremely well camouflaged satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) hangs amongst the leaves in Madagascar © Steve Pressman
(Need a hint? It’s facing downwards and its head is triangular in shape ▼)
A young hyena rests in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Lynne Wilde
A young hyena rests in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Lynne Wilde
Four lion cub siblings take shelter under at Mashatu tree in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen
Four lion cub siblings take shelter under a Mashatu tree in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen
"The gang" – young baboons watch the photographer with interest in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss
“The gang” – young baboons watch the photographer with interest in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss
"Bonded for life" – lion cubs share a tender moment in Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia © Edward Rogowski
“Bonded for life” – lion cubs share a tender moment in Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia © Edward Rogowski
Up close with a leopardess in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Michael Raddall
Up close with a leopardess in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Michael Raddall

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 3.

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