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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 14 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 male lion in the tall grass. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Arlette Magiera

📷 A juvenile male gelada monkey (also known as a bleeding-heart monkey), huddles with the rest of his troop in the cold, thick drizzle of the rainy season. Guassa Community Conservation Area, Amhara region, Ethiopia © Bing Lin

📷 Two spotted hyena and a buffalo carcass. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Darren Donovan

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📷 A pool of water mirrors a male lion as he walks by. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Diego Occhi

📷 A sleepy cheetah cub. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Diego Occhi

📷 An African darter catches a fish. Zibulo Colliery, South Africa © Gerbus Vermaak

📷 A red-billed teal taking off while being chased by a red-knobbed coot. Zibulo Colliery, South Africa © Gerbus Vermaak

📷 A crocodile makes a dramatic splash as it enters the river. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Guy Scott

📷 Three black-backed jackal feast on a fresh kill. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Jacques-Andre Dupont

📷 A lioness carries her young cub to a safer location. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Lennart Hessel

📷 Maasai warriors at sunset. Maasai Mara, Kenya © Manuel Nagele

📷 A female leopard gets low as she stalks a warthog. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Matrishva Vyas

📷 Hundreds of wildebeest become entangled during a river crossing. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Nicolas de Vaulx

📷 A Cape cobra in a tree cavity. Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve, South Africa © Thilo Beck

📷 A pair of orange-bellied parrots searching for the ideal nesting site. Samburu National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin

📷 A rescued eastern green mamba hatchling emerges from its egg. All seven hatchlings and their mother were released back into the wild. Pennington, South Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa © Tyrone Ping

📷 A family of cheetah huddle together in the rain. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega

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Enter our Photographer of the Year 2020

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