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The best photos
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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 12 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 three galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other two galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

A lion walks in the evening rain in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer
A lion walks in the evening rain in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer
Close up of an elephant's trunk while drinking water in Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Grobler
Close up of an elephant’s trunk while drinking water in Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Grobler
A chimpanzee grooms a youngster in Kibale National Park, Uganda © Artur Stankiewicz
A chimpanzee grooms a youngster in Kibale National Park, Uganda © Artur Stankiewicz
"The wolf amongst the sheep" – a painted wolf (African wild dog) with its pack in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper
“The wolf amongst the sheep” – a painted wolf (African wild dog) with its pack in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper
A baby vervet monkey hides in a tree during a heavy rain shower in Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, South Africa © Alice van Kempen
A baby vervet monkey hides in a tree during a heavy rain shower in Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, South Africa © Alice van Kempen
"King on his throne!" – a lion sits atop a rocky outcrop in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Magal Sanjeev
“King on his throne!” – a lion sits atop a rocky outcrop in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Magal Sanjeev
Rugendo, a dominant male silverback mountain gorilla, with his family in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Dale Davis
Rugendo, a dominant male silverback mountain gorilla, with his family in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Dale Davis
"Leading the herd" – an elephant herd head for the swamps after feeding all morning in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin
“Leading the herd” – an elephant herd head for the swamps after feeding all morning in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin
A bateleur in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam
A bateleur in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam
An elephant up close in Marakele National Park, South Africa © Matthew Parvin
An elephant up close in Marakele National Park, South Africa © Matthew Parvin
"Monkey submarine" – a juvenile vervet monkey plays in a puddle of rain water in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
“Monkey submarine” – a juvenile vervet monkey plays in a puddle of rainwater in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
"Peeping Tom" – a lion peers through a gap in the trees in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Derryn Nash
“Peeping Tom” – a lion peers through a gap in the trees in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Derryn Nash
A cheetah while feeding on a kill in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmane Baleiza
A cheetah while feeding on a kill in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmane Baleiza
Giraffes at sunset, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana © Charlie Lynam
Giraffes at sunset, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana © Charlie Lynam
A springbok welcomes her newborn on the red sands of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
A springbok welcomes her newborn on the red sands of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
"Spots and stripes" – brilliant abstract patterns in blue, black and white of a vulturine guineafowl in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya © Steve Holroyd
“Spots and stripes” – brilliant abstract patterns in blue, black and white of a vulturine guineafowl in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya © Steve Holroyd
Up close and personal with meerkats in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Howard Patrick
Up close and personal with meerkats in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Howard Patrick
Young elephants jostle in Dzanga-Sangha National Park, Central African Republic © Gary Krosin
Young elephants jostle in Dzanga-Sangha National Park, Central African Republic © Gary Krosin
A black-backed jackal attempts to catch a Burchell's sandgrouse in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha
A black-backed jackal attempts to catch a Burchell’s sandgrouse in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha
Giraffes make a run for it in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard
Giraffes make a run for it in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard
A shoebill patiently hunts for prey in Mabamba Swamps, Uganda © Patrice Quillard
A shoebill patiently hunts for prey in Mabamba Swamps, Uganda © Patrice Quillard
A lion walks through golden grass in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Charlie Lynam
A lion walks through golden grass in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Charlie Lynam

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

STORY
Discovering Ethiopia: A photographer discovers the extraordinary country of Ethiopia on a 9-day bird, primate, and wolf-watching photographic safari with Africa Geographic.

Discovering Ethiopia

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

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 2Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 3

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