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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 27 December 2019

Our Photographer of the Year 2020 is now in full swing and open for submissions! 

A red-billed oxpecker and a buffalo take a drink together. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alan Nixon

📷 A red-billed oxpecker and buffalo take a drink together. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alan Nixon

Juvenile painted wolves (African wild dogs) with the remains of their meal. Selinda Concession, Botswana © Gerhard Thom

📷 Painted wolves (African wild dogs) with the remains of their meal. Selinda Concession, Botswana © Gerhard Thom

A lion after a fight with his brother. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Kevin Dooley

📷 A lion after a scrap with his brother. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Kevin Dooley


Sunset across the Namib Desert from Mowani Mountain Camp. Damaraland, Namibia © Alastair Marsh

📷 Sunset across the Namib Desert. Damaraland, Namibia © Alastair Marsh

An elephant calf, too young to know how to use its trunk yet, drinks from the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Willem Kruger

📷 An elephant calf, still too young to know how to use its trunk, drinks from the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Willem Kruger

Moments before a spotted hyena catches an eland calf. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷 Moments before a spotted hyena catches an eland calf. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux


A springbok enjoying the flowers after the first shower of rain. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷 A springbok enjoying the flowers after the first shower of rain. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

Children by a traditionally carved door. Stone Town, Zanzibar © Kathryn du Toit

📷 Children play on the steps of a traditional carved door. Stone Town, Zanzibar © Kathryn du Toit

A Namaqua chameleon surveying its surroundings in the Namib Desert. Near Swakopmund, Namibia © Alastair Marsh

📷 A Namaqua chameleon surveying its surroundings in the Namib Desert. Near Swakopmund, Namibia © Alastair Marsh

A baboon picks up a baby after time spent drinking from the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Willem Kruger

📷 A baboon picks up its baby after time spent drinking from the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Willem Kruger

A very curious lion cub on a red dune. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

📷 A curious lion cub. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

A gabar goshawk takes off after bathing at a waterhole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger

📷 A gabar goshawk takes off after bathing at a waterhole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger


Zebra playing at dawn. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ivan Glaser

📷 Frisky zebras at dawn. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ivan Glaser

Juvenile bateleur. Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, South Africa © Daniela Anger

📷 Juvenile bateleur. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Daniela Anger

A lion sits in the rain. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷 A lion sits in the rain. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

A tawny eagle having his share of a carcass. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alan Nixon

📷 A tawny eagle feasting on an impala carcass. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alan Nixon

Impala with reflections on a waterhole. Londolozi Private Game Reserv, South Africa © Pranav Chadha

📷 Impala reflections. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Pranav Chadha

A great white egret catches his lunch at Sunset Dam. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Leon Heyes

📷 A great white egret catches its lunch at Sunset Dam. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Leon Heyes

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