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There are two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2
A clan of spotted hyenas descend on a carcass in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Véronique Quillard
“Children of the forest” – an infant mountain gorilla climbs a vine in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Darren Colello
“Last of the tuskers” – Tim, possibly Kenya’s most famous elephant, leads an entourage of companions through the Kimana Sanctuary, southern Kenya © Ryan Wilkie
A rock kestrel searches for prey by the coast in the Agulhas region, South Africa © Johan Mocke
A mother cheetah and her three subadult cubs survey the plains in the late afternoon in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Derek Howes
A trio of friendly warthog piglets outside Mopani Camp in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Alfred Mark Watts
An elephant calf suckles from its mother in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux
An oryx, dwarfed by a massive red sand dune, pauses to look at the humans observing it, in Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia © Gerald Knight
A lion walks with the remains of a zebra in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Artur Stankiewicz
Zebras and springboks flank a black rhino, as if forming a guard of honour, as it walks away from a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Mari van Bosch
“Those eyes…” – close up with a Nile crocodile at the submerged concrete causeway outside Shingwedzi Camp in Kruger National Park, South Africa© Jo Fankhauser
A priest holds the Bible in the Abuna Yemata Guh church, 2,580 metres above ground level. Its pages are made out of goat skin inked with Amharic letters, where the names of holy figures are written in red – Tigray Region, Ethiopia © Lukas Dennert
A hippo escapes a territorial dispute in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Vittorio Ricci
“This tiny herbivore boasts the ominous name of twig-wilter after its feeding behaviour of sucking the moisture from grass. It mimics a dry spiky leaf, making it rather hard to spot.” – found in the bushveld north of Pretoria, South Africa © Sam J. Basch
Sesriem in the Namib Desert, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci
A brown hyena drinks at a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha
Cheetahs observe the landscape from their mound in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
A Cape gannet flies by the colony in Lambert’s Bay, South Africa © Simone Basini
Summit gazing from the jagged ridgelines of Mount Kenya, Kenya © Robyn Johnston
A young leopard carries a water monitor it killed in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Sue Goodman
A juvenile bateleur comes in to land at Mpayathutlwa pan, Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana © Mart-Mari Duvenhage
Cape foxes play in the first rays of the sun in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha
“A lioness takes down a wildebeest at a waterhole, a welcome meal for her three waiting cubs” – Nxai Pan, Botswana © Sue Morris
A bataleur drinks at a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gerald Knight
A lion cub yawns in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Luke Street
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ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE
To see the other gallery for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2.