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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 2.

"Hippo explosion" – a yellow-billed oxpecker gets a surprise as a large hippo bull erupts in a threat display towards another bull who ventured too close in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Beth Stewart
“Hippo explosion” – a yellow-billed oxpecker gets a surprise as a large hippo bull erupts in a threat display towards another bull who ventured too close in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Beth Stewart
A young mountain gorilla from the Nkuringo family group waits out the rain shower in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Bruce Miller
A young mountain gorilla from the Nkuringo family group waits out the rain shower in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Bruce Miller
"A special moment when an elephant makes eye contact", Okavango Delta, Botswana © Stephanie-Emmy Klarmann
“A special moment when an elephant makes eye contact” – Okavango Delta, Botswana © Stephanie-Emmy Klarmann
A stunning black-maned lion walks towards the photographer in a spectacular dust storm in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A stunning black-maned lion walks towards the photographer in a spectacular dust storm in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A Natal tree frog sits on a leaf in a banana farm in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Ingrid Sellschop
A Natal tree frog sits on a leaf at a banana farm in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Ingrid Sellschop
A serval walks along the road on a wet morning in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Magal Sanjeev
A serval walks along the road on a wet morning in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Magal Sanjeev
Close up of greater flamingos at Lake Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard
Close up of greater flamingos at Lake Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard
A giraffe against a clear sky in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Simon Withyman
A giraffe against a clear sky in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Simon Withyman
A young leopard joins his mother out in the open in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A young leopard joins his mother out in the open in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A young baboon rides on his mother's back in Khaya Ndlovu Game Reserve, South Africa © Margie Botha
A young baboon rides on his mother’s back at Indlovu River Lodge, South Africa © Margie Botha
Wildebeests and dust at sunset in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam
Wildebeests and dust at sunset in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam
A close up of an elephant bull's head in Savuti, Botswana © Fred von Winckelmann
A close up of an elephant bull’s head in Savuti, Botswana © Fred von Winckelmann
A lone cheetah sits on a mound while a large herd of wildebeest graze in the background in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Tara-ann Chimenti
A lone cheetah sits on a mound while a large herd of wildebeest graze in the background in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Tara-ann Chimenti
Two male ostriches get into a fight in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam
Two male ostriches get into a fight in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam
Seven white-crested helmetshrikes sit close together on a branch to protect them from the cold of the Lowveld night in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
Seven white-crested helmetshrikes sit close together on a branch to protect them from the cold of the Lowveld night in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
"A young cheetah startles at something. He's too young to know what should scare him or not, so everything is scary" – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
“A young cheetah startles at something. He’s too young to know what should scare him or not, so everything is scary” – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood
A cattle egret searches for prey amongst the flowering meadow in Namaqualand, South Africa © Vittorio Ricci
A cattle egret searches for prey amongst the flowering meadow in Namaqualand, South Africa © Vittorio Ricci
A subadult secretary bird spotted in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry
A subadult secretary bird spotted in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry
A baboon with an antelope calf that it killed in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A baboon with an antelope calf that it killed in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
Just two of the thousands of red toads that gather together to mate in the waters of the Roodekrans Ridge in Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Wilmari Porter
Just two of the thousands of red toads that gather together to mate in the waters of the Roodekrans Ridge in Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Wilmari Porter
A lioness peers through the golden grass in the early morning in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Charlie Lynam
A lioness peers through the golden grass in the early morning in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Charlie Lynam
Hippo bulls fight in the Chobe River, Botswana © Hilda le Roux
Hippo bulls fight in the Chobe River, Botswana © Hilda le Roux

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 2.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 1Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 2

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