Our Photographer of the Year 2020 is now open for submissions!
Here is the first gallery of entrants:
? A juvenile leopard pops his head out of an excavated termite mound. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Jo Taylor
? A spotted hyena carries the remains of a kill. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Manuel Graf
? A young four-striped grass mouse feeds on grass seeds. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa © Cheryl Cranfield
? Elephants enjoy a dust bath after their drink at the waterhole. Tsavo West National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin
? A laughing dove is not impressed with a crested barbet sitting on a branch and tries to chase it away. From a garden in Bloemfontein, South Africa © Willem Kruger
? A lioness gets in a quick evening drink. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley
? A mother spotted hyena cleans her cub. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Landie Fourie
? A honeybee busily collects pollen for the hive. Jeffreys Bay, South Africa © Jean Goldstone
? A leopard gets a better view after finding a zebra colt. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley
? Mountain gorilla enjoying a meal. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Manuel Graf
? A helmeted guineafowl forages around the edge of a waterhole. Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Willem Kruger
? A painted wolf (African wild dog) takes a short break from running in the harsh summer heat, in a muddy puddle. A moment of brief tranquillity before jumping back up to join the nomadic pack. Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Samuel Cox
? A cheetah feeding near Twee Rivieren Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Manuel Graf
? Thousands of red-billed queleas erupt and fill the skies, dwarfing the grazing Crawshay’s zebras. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Samuel Cox
? A lion chews on his wildebeest kill. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Manuel Graf
? A yellow-billed hornbill with its kill – a large toad. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger
? A newly introduced cheetah keeps a sharp eye out after relocating from South Africa to Malawi. Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi © Jo Taylor
? A pearl-spotted owlet enjoys the last of the sun’s rays while looking out for a potential snack. It is sitting on a wooden board at Dedeben Research Center in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa © Thilo Beck
? Back-lit capture of a dominant lion. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Ankit Desai
? A yellow baboon relaxes on a rock overlooking the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Willem Kruger
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