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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 03 January 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: Weekly Selection Gallery 2
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

A yellow mongoose passes through camp. Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, South Africa © Daniela Anger

📷 A yellow mongoose passes through camp. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Daniela Anger

A young Mucubal boy herds his goats into the dust at sunrise. Southern Angola © Inger Vandyke

📷 A young Mucubal boy herds his goats into the dust at sunrise. Southern Angola © Inger Vandyke

Two male southern masked weavers fight to establish dominance while sparrows watch on. Bloemfontein, South Africa © Willem Kruger

📷 Two male southern masked weavers fight to establish dominance while a pair of Cape sparrows watch on. Bloemfontein, South Africa © Willem Kruger

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Oryx on the dunes of Sossusvlei at sunrise. Namib Desert, Namibia © Inger Vandyke

📷  Oryx (gemsbok) on the dunes of Sossusvlei at sunrise. Namib Desert, Namibia © Inger Vandyke

A Maasai tribesman in traditional dress, armed with his spear, looks towards the rising sun. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper

📷 A Maasai tribesman in traditional dress, armed with his spear, looks towards the rising sun. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper

Two lion brothers blend into the dry grass. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Ankit Desai

📷 Two lion brothers blend into the dry grass. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Ankit Desai

Flatid leaf insects in the nymph stage congregate on a branch. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

📷 Flatid leaf insects in the nymph stage congregate on a branch. They excrete a white waxy-like substance, which looks like long wispy feathers, that helps with camouflage and protects the larval stage during development. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing


A fossa spotted resting along a dirt road. Kirindy Mitea National Park, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

📷 A fossa resting on a dirt road in Kirindy Mitea National Park, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

Up close with a rain spider. Cape Town, South Africa © Dr Peet J. Van Eeden

📷 Up close with a rain spider. Cape Town, South Africa © Dr Peet J. Van Eeden

Zebra drinking in the early morning at Okaukuejo waterhole. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Owen Jason Kandume

📷 Zebra drinking in the early morning at Okaukuejo waterhole, Etosha National Park, Namibia © Owen Jason Kandume

Fishermen bring in their catch at Tombwa fishing village. Southern Angola © Inger Vandyke

📷 Fishermen bring in their catch at Tombwa fishing village, Southern Angola © Inger Vandyke.

Portrait of a kudu bull. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado

📷 Portrait of a kudu bull. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado

A Rüppell's starling attacks a species of blind snake. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Andy Richardson

📷 A Rüppell’s starling attacks a blind snake. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Andy Richardson

A lioness walks with cubs down a dirt road. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Giovanni Mari

📷 A lioness and her cubs walk along a dirt road in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Giovanni Mari.

Silhouette of Karo tribesmen against the setting sun. Southern Ethiopia © Jason Clendenen

📷 Silhouette of Karo tribesmen against the setting sun. Southern Ethiopia © Jason Clendenen

A three-banded plover chick. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Fay Olive Luyt

📷 A three-banded plover chick. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Fay Olive Luyt


A buffalo enters a muddy waterhole, getting a bit too close to a hippo, during a drought © Burkhard Schlosser

📷 A buffalo and hippo are forced to share a muddy waterhole during a drought. Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Burkhard Schlosser

Aerial view of the saltworks. Near Tombwa, southern Angola © Inger Vandyke

📷 Aerial view of the saltworks near Tombwa, southern Angola © Inger Vandyke

A Perinet chameleon (Calumma gastrotaenia). Moramanga Orchid Garden, Madagascar © Swayamsiddha Mohapatra

📷  A Perinet chameleon (Calumma gastrotaenia) in Moramanga Orchid Garden, Madagascar © Swayamsiddha Mohapatra

Wildebeest linger near a waterhole as the sun sets, silhouetted in the warm light. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Beverly Houwing

📷 Wildebeest linger near a waterhole as the sun sets, silhouetted in the warm light. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Beverly Houwing


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ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

GALLERY
To see the other gallery for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2

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