Our Photographer of the Year 2020, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve, is now in full swing. Here is this week’s selection:
📷 A lioness walks through the burnt vegetation, perfectly contrasted against the scorched earth. Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alexandre van Dievoet
📷 A pair of zebra look out across the pink sand lilies. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Andrew Macdonald
📷 A glowing yellow full moon makes for a perfect silhouette. Montenegro, Kunene Region, Namibia © Ben McRae
📷 A group of armed warriors stand silhouetted against a dramatic sky. Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley
📷 A serval launches into the perfect pounce to ambush its unsuspecting prey from above. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe © Blade Bester
📷 Male lions frozen in a brief burst of fury, teeth bared and claws extended. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Corlette Wessels
📷 The golden spiral of a sleeping dwarf chameleon’s tail. Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa © Courtney Robert Hundermark
📷 Love is a battlefield for these three lions. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega
📷 A Kenyan girl playing with a tyre on the white sands of Diani Beach, Kenya © Dan Baciu
📷 A spotted bush snake pokes its head out from a kudu lily. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Daniel Koen
📷 A rufous-naped lark completes its display by fluttering and rattling its wings. Pilansberg National Park, South Africa © Japie Bornman
📷 A flamboyance of flamingo silhouetted in a Walvis Bay lagoon, Namibia © Jenny Rood
📷 A young woman prepares grain for the local market. Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley
📷 A family of bamboo lemurs huddle together in the forest treetops. Andasibe National Park, Madagascar © Laurent Morax
📷 A lion cub practices the skills vital to its future survival on a Thomson’s gazelle fawn. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega
📷 A lion cub rests on the neck of the giraffe it has been feasting on. Savuti, Botswana © Margie Botha
📷 A nocturnal sportive lemur peers out from its hiding position in the late afternoon. Western Madagascar © Neville Jones
📷 The mottled colouring of a marbled tree snake. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Sophie Brown
📷 A leopard stalks its warthog prey from atop an anthill. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Tami Walker
📷 A symmetry of horns as a pair of evenly-matched impala rams engage in battle. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Tristan Masterton
📷 An African darter opens its throat wide to swallow a tiger fish. Chobe River, Botswana © Willem Kruger
📷 A mother raises her baby to greet a new day. Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley
📷 A handsome pair of male lions affectionately affirm their brotherly bond. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega
📷 A large rinkhals rears up and flares its hood in a very effective threat display. Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa © Courtney Robert Hundermark
📷 A cattle herder warms himself by his fire and prepares for a hard day’s work. Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley
📷 A flat-tailed gecko exquisitely camouflaged against a mossy branch. Maosala Rain Forest National Park, Madagascar © Laurent Morax
📷 Black-backed jackals bare their teeth during a feeding frenzy over an eland carcass. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger
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