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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 1
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

📷 A male lion rids his mane of water by giving it a big shake. Kgalagadi National Park, South Africa © John Mullineux

📷 A female southern ground hornbill nesting in a tree cavity. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ann Lewinsky

📷 Bad timing for an elephant calf. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A territorial male hippo explodes from the water. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa © Brandon Huntley

📷 A leopard can’t decide whether to play with its impala prey or eat it. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Chase Wells

📷 A ground squirrel rids another’s tail of parasites. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Daniela Anger

📷 A resting elephant calf. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A fork-tailed drongo irritates a martial eagle. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Darren Donovan

📷 A curious baby baboon. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Deborah Jordan

📷 A leopard poses with its hanging impala kill. Khwai, Okavango Delta, Botswana © Jens Cullmann

📷 A pregnant Thyene natalii jumping spider feeding on a fly. Rustenburg, North West, South Africa © Elaine de Bruin

📷 An aerial view of pink salt pans. Swakopmund, Namibia © Jandre Germishuizen

📷 An elephant calf trapped in mud – tragically, the clay ultimately claimed its life. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A hippo emerges close by a tiny vervet monkey that is caught in the mud. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A lion pins a buffalo down by the throat to suffocate it. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis

📷 A baby vervet monkey plays amongst marula fruit. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

📷 Three hyena feed on a buffalo carcass. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A tiny jacana chick navigates across the water via lily pads. Chobe River, Namibia © Lambert Heil

📷 A chacma baboon and her baby huddle together during a heavy summer rainstorm. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Samuel Cox

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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