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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 07 February 2020

Our Photographer of the Year 2020, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve, is now in full swing.
There are two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 2  

📷 A tiny foraging field mouse. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Alice van Kempen

📷 A leopard in dappled light. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Alice Péretié

📷 Mating lions. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Alessandro Belloni

📷 A leaf-tailed gecko at night. Saha Forest Camp, Madagascar © Ben Price

📷 Back-lit baby vervet monkey. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gareth Thomas

📷 A pangopup rescued by @africanpangolinconservation and cared for by @johannesburgwildlifevet. Undisclosed location © Gareth Thomas

📷 A little grebe surfaces from a dive for food. Zibulo Colliery, South Africa © Gerbus Vermaak

📷 A dazzle of zebra gallop across a dry lake. Lake Magadi. Kenya © Gurcharan Roopra

📷 A nesting pair of marabou storks put on a display. Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana © Irene Amiet

📷 A spotted hyena chews on a zebra leg. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A pack of painted wolves (African wild dogs) take down a helpless eland calf. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A colourful juvenile boomslang. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jeroen ten Haaf

📷 A gelada baboon (also known as a bleeding-heart monkey) exposing an impressive set of teeth. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Josef Kastner

📷 A chameleon catches and devours a mantid. Madagascar © Kirill Dorofeev

📷 A humpback whale breaches out of the waters of St Helena. Island St Helena, Madagascar © Kirill Dorofeev

📷 An endless road to beautiful landscapes. NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia © Marta Nieto Aicart

📷 A red bishop clings to a bulrush. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Peter Reitze

📷 A herd of elephants at sunset. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Rupert Bridgman

📷 A clan of muddy spotted hyena scavenge on a hippo carcass. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Tommy Mees

📷 A wet female baboon and her infant. Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya © Tommy Mees

📷 An aerial view of sandy desert dunes at sunset. Namib desert, Namibia ©Vanessa Thorimbert

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