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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 07 February 2020

Our Photographer of the Year 2020 competition, brought to you by Airlink, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve, is now in full swing and open for submissions!
The competition runs from December 2019 through to the end of April 2020, and there is a great prize up for grabs! The overall winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up (along with their partners), will experience the ultimate private safari at Djuma Private Game Reserve, located in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve in the Big 5 Greater Kruger, South Africa. Read about the safari enjoyed by the 2019 winners here.
There are two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 1
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

📷 A crowned eagle tucks into an unlucky water monitor. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Brandon Huntley

📷 A female meerkat keeps a watchful eye out for danger as her three pups get up to mischief. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Brandon Huntley

📷 Spotted hyena cubs at play. Khwai, Botswana © Didier Couvert

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📷 A tsessebe is pinned down by three hungry lions. Pilansberg National Park, South Africa © Ilna Booyens

📷 A flamboyance of flamingo. Sandwich Harbour, Namibia © Jandre Germishuizen


📷 A Kenyan sunrise. Samburu National Park, Kenya © Jane Gross

📷 A tiny four-striped grass mouse. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Jenny Andersen

📷 A rare sighting of greater-painted snipe. Intaka Wetlands, South Africa © Johan Mocke

📷 A hunting rock monitor lizard. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Joschka Voss


📷 A young spotted hyena cub seeks comfort from its mother. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

📷 A young cheetah practices its hunting skills on a wildebeest calf. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South-Africa © Karen van der kolk


📷 Three-headed giraffe. Maasai Mara, Kenya © Karen van der kolk

📷 A black-backed jackal framed by elephant legs. Senyati, Botswana© Margie Botha

📷 An aerial view of Scorpion Dune. Sossusvlei, Namibia © Miguel Bruno

📷 The wild eye of a male lion through a buffalo carcass. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis


📷 A view of Cape fur seals from below. Seal Island, Millers Point, South Africa © Peet J van Eeden

📷 A striped skink carries off its centipede meal. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa © Rod Watson

📷 A group of black herons displaying their hunting technique. Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana © Sandy Hickey

📷 A spotted hyena feeds among vultures. Maasai Mara, Kenya © Thorsten Hanewald

📷 The big eyes of a Natal forest tree frog. Durban North Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa © Tyrone Ping

📷 A group of great white pelicans. Awasa Lake, Ethiopia © Vittorio Ricci

📷 A bright green flap-necked chameleon. Bushmanland, Namibia © Wynne Cilliers

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Our Photographer of the Year 2020 is now open for entries! For more information, and to enter your photographs, have a look at our dedicated competition page here.
Photographer of the Year 2020 competition