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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 21 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 2
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

📷 Endangered Grevy’s zebras locked in a fierce battle. Samburu National Park, Kenya © Yaron Schmid

📷 A black mamba strikes a pose. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Asgeir Westgård

📷 A curious elephant calf and a leopard tortoise. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Barbara Fraatz

📷 Two black-backed jackal pups play hide and seek at night. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Brandon Huntley

📷 An aerial view of a herd of gemsbok on sandy desert dunes. Sossusvlei, Namibia © Chase Wells

📷 A painted wolf pack play in the water near the Marico river. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Darren Donovan

📷 A great white pelican bathing in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya © Dave Richards

📷 An endemic Namaqua chameleon. Namib Desert, Namibia © Jandre Germishuizen

📷 A silhouetted baboon enjoying the sunlight. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Janine Malan

📷 A male lion with a bloody tongue after feeding on its kill. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A hungry crocodile catches a fish. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Johan Wandrag

📷 Young baboons at play being disciplined by an adult. Kruger National Park, South Africa © John Mullineux

📷 A big male leopard feeds on a steenbok. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Jp VanZyl

📷 An exhausted lion falls asleep on the head of its giraffe kill. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Julien Regamey

📷 A charging hippo. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A middle-aged coconut crab. Fanjove Island, Tanzania © Marten Heinrichs

📷 A lioness carries her cub to a safe spot in the early morning. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Nicolas de Vaulx

📷 An elephant uses its versatile trunk to uproot a waterlily. Khwai, Botswana © Sandy Hickey

📷 The yellow eye of a muddy crocodile. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A southern ground hornbill gathers a mouthful of insects and lizards. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Tristan Cary

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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