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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 21 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 1

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

 

? 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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