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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 10 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 1
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter.

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Close-up of an elephant's eyelashes. Kariega Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Peter Reitze

📷 Close-up of an elephant’s eyelashes. Kariega Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Peter Reitze

A walia ibex. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley

📷 A walia ibex. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley

rough-scaled bush viper (Atheris hispida). West of Kampala, Uganda © Daniel Wakefield

📷 A rough-scaled bush viper (Atheris hispida) seen west of Kampala, Uganda © Daniel Wakefield

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Cape buffalo on the look out. Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya © Dean Bricknell

📷 Cape buffalo on the lookout. Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya © Dean Bricknell

A shovel-snouted lizard (Zeros anchietae). Sossusvlei, Namibia © Inger Vandyke

📷 A shovel-snouted lizard (Zeros anchietae). Sossusvlei, Namibia © Inger Vandyke

Starscape. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Matrishva Vyas

📷 Starscape. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Matrishva Vyas

A Cape ground squirrel defends its den from a Cape cobra. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Bomber Kent

📷 A Cape ground squirrel defends its den from a Cape cobra. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Bomber Kent


Lightning strikes as the sun sets. Kalahari Desert, Botswana © Eben Van Heerden

📷 Lightning strikes as the sun sets. Kalahari Desert, Botswana © Eben Van Heerden

An African darter catches a fish on the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Stephen Smith

📷 An African darter catches a fish on the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Stephen Smith


Curious leopard cubs. Samburu National Park, Kenya © Yaron Schmid

📷 Curious leopard cubs. Samburu National Park, Kenya © Yaron Schmid

A spotted hyena takes cover inside the hollow trunk of a large tree. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © John Piper

📷 A spotted hyena takes cover inside the hollow trunk of a large tree. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © John Piper


A red-billed oxpecker flees as tempers flare between hippos. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Cindee Beechwood

📷 A red-billed oxpecker flees as tempers flare between hippos. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Cindee Beechwood

A pack of painted wolves (African wild dogs) watch a herd of impala on the other side of the Khwai River. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Eben Van Heerden

📷 A pack of painted wolves (African wild dogs) watch a herd of impala on the other side of the Khwai River. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Eben Van Heerden

A pile of young spotted hyenas. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Lennart Hessel

📷 A pile of young spotted hyenas. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Lennart Hessel

Lilac-breasted roller and a zebra. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yaron Schmid

📷 Lilac-breasted roller and zebra. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yaron Schmid


Silhouette of a giraffe mother and her baby. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Matrishva Vyas

📷 Silhouette of a giraffe mother and her baby. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Matrishva Vyas

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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 1

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