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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 1 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

"These two nomadic brothers tried to take over a pride, however they were completely overpowered by the lioness who chased these intruders away from her pride" – Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Magal Sanjeev
“These two nomadic brothers tried to take over a pride, however they were completely overpowered by the lioness who chased these intruders away from her pride” – Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Magal Sanjeev
A mountain gorilla eats in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Hesté de Beer
A mountain gorilla eats in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Hesté de Beer
Close up of a lioness yawning in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
Close up of a lioness yawning in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
"Ghosts of Etosha" – three large elephant bulls converge at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Mari van Bosch
“Ghosts of Etosha” – three large elephant bulls converge at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Mari van Bosch
A tinker reed frog is discovered while exploring the undergrowth in the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve, South Africa © Ingrid Sellschop
A tinker reed frog is discovered while exploring the undergrowth in the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve, South Africa © Ingrid Sellschop
A colourful blue-headed agama takes a minute to pose in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Alice van Kempen
A colourful blue-headed agama takes a minute to pose in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Alice van Kempen
A painted wolf (African wild dog) with an unusually beautiful coat in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Anthony Goldman
A painted wolf (African wild dog) with an unusually beautiful coat in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Anthony Goldman
A lion with a short mane slinks around the territory of another male in Botswana © Beth Stewart
A lion with a short mane slinks around the territory of another male in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Beth Stewart
Greater flamingos at Lake Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard
Greater flamingos at Lake Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard
A lioness strolls by at sunset in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ramachandiran Govinaraj
A lioness strolls by at sunset in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ramachandiran Govinaraj
A regal lion spotted in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam
A regal lion spotted in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam
"After the rains" in Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho © Koos Fourie
“After the rains” – Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho © Koos Fourie
An elephant walks down a dirt road in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana © Charlie Lynam
An elephant walks down a dirt road in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana © Charlie Lynam
An African wildcat spotted at night in Tuli Block, Botswana © Eddie Coombes
An African wildcat spotted at night in Tuli Block, Botswana © Eddie Coombes
A Nile crocodile catches a large catfish in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Tim Driman
A Nile crocodile catches a large catfish in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Tim Driman
A 'meditating' ring-tailed lemur in the morning sun in Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Gary Krosin
A ‘meditating’ ring-tailed lemur in the morning sun in Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Gary Krosin
A white rhino takes a mud bath in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A white rhino takes a mud bath in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A leopard sits on a fallen tree in Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Charlie Lynam
A leopard sits on a fallen tree in Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Charlie Lynam
Cheetahs feed on a springbok in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmane Baleiza
Cheetahs feed on a springbok in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmane Baleiza
A grey heron with an itch in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry
A grey heron with an itch in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry
A leopard carries his kill in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A lioness stalks a wildebeest calf in the pouring rain, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Stephanie-Emmy Klarmann
A lioness stalks a wildebeest calf in the pouring rain, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Stephanie-Emmy Klarmann

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 1 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 1Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 3

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