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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 26 April 2019

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is now in the last week for receiving entries and at midnight on April 30th (CAT time) the competition will close for submissions, after which our judges will spend the month of May considering every selected photo before announcing our winners!
There are four galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1, Weekly Selection Gallery 2, and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

Leopard eyes up close in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
Leopard eyes up close in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard
Tim, the iconic tusker, makes his way to the marshlands in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Dean Bricknell
Tim, the iconic tusker, makes his way to the marshlands in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Dean Bricknell
Samburu warriors chat amongst themselves at sunset in Samburu National Park, Kenya © Charlotte Hill
Samburu warriors chat amongst themselves at sunset in Samburu National Park, Kenya © Charlotte Hill
"Unlikely drinking partners" – a lion and elephant meet at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Prelena Soma Owen
“Unlikely drinking partners” – a lion and elephant meet at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Prelena Soma Owen
A leopard patrols his territory in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Jane Pearce
A leopard patrols his territory in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Jane Pearce
Scaly-feathered finch chicks in southern Namib Desert, Namibia © Sanet Rossouw
Scaly-feathered finch chicks in southern Namib Desert, Namibia © Sanet Rossouw
Close up of an elephant's eye in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Dirk Uys
Close up of an elephant’s eye in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Dirk Uys
A lanner falcon comes in for the kill on a flock of red-billed queleas at a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
A lanner falcon comes in for the kill on a flock of red-billed queleas at a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe
A young leopardess spotted in Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andrew Taylor
A young leopardess spotted in Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andrew Taylor
A southern ground-hornbill with the remains of a scrub hare in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Derek Whalley
A southern ground-hornbill with the remains of a scrub hare in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Derek Whalley
A sleeping lion is pestered awake by an onslaught of flies in Khwai, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen
A sleeping lion is pestered awake by an onslaught of flies in Khwai, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen
The deadly smile of a rinkhals (ring-necked spitting cobra) at eye level in Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Wilmari Porter
The deadly smile of a rinkhals (ring-necked spitting cobra) at eye level in Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Wilmari Porter
A lone giraffe walks across the plains at the start of a storm in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Charlotte Rhodes
A lone giraffe walks across the plains at the start of a storm in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Charlotte Rhodes
Hot air balloon over the Namib Desert, Namibia © Georgie Smith
Hot air balloon over the Namib Desert, Namibia © Georgie Smith
Cheetah cubs play in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Rhona Sellschop
Cheetah cubs play in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Rhona Sellschop
The sun's rays touch the dunes in the early morning in the Namib Desert, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci
The sun’s rays touch the dunes in the early morning in the Namib Desert, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci
A black-backed jackal charges after doves in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
A black-backed jackal charges after doves in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter
"Mount Longonot, a dormant stratovolcano, is green after a few weeks worth of rain. On the side of the main cone is a parasitic cone. These are formed when fractures exist along the side of the main cone. Eventually, those fractures reach the magma chamber and cause an eruption on the side of the main volcano and form what is called a parasitic cone. " – Great Rift Valley, Kenya © Bobby Neptune
“Mount Longonot, a dormant stratovolcano, is green after a few weeks worth of rain. On the side of the main cone is a parasitic cone. These are formed when fractures exist along the side of the main cone. Eventually, those fractures reach the magma chamber and cause an eruption on the side of the main volcano creating a parasitic cone. ” – Great Rift Valley, Kenya © Bobby Neptune
Tongue of Rothschild's giraffe wrapped around acacia thorns and leaves in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya © Jen Watson
Tongue of Rothschild’s giraffe wrapped around acacia thorns and leaves in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya © Jen Watson

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

GALLERY
To see the other galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1, Weekly Selection Gallery 2, and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

Photographer of the Year Weekly Selection Gallery 1

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 2

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 3

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