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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 06 March 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.
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

📷  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

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📷  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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