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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 17 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

Thirsty elephants come to drink at a waterhole. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷 Thirsty elephants arrive at a waterhole. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

A giraffe bull gets some additional calcium by chewing a bone. Sibuya Game Reserve, South Africa © Peter Reitze

📷 A giraffe bull gets some additional calcium by chewing on a bone. Sibuya Game Reserve, South Africa © Peter Reitze

Behati, a silverback mountain gorilla, takes a break while feeding. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Tiffany Franks

📷 Behati, a silverback mountain gorilla, takes a break while feeding. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Tiffany Franks

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A yawning fossa. Kirindy Mitea National Park, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

📷 A yawning fossa. Kirindy Mitea National Park, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

A giraffe close up. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Jason Clendenen

📷 A giraffe close up. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Jason Clendenen

An African darter catches a fish. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Cindee Beechwood

📷 An African darter catches a fish. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Cindee Beechwood

View of the Drakensburg Amphitheatre. Royal Natal National Park, South Africa © Gavin Duffy

📷 View of the Drakensburg Amphitheatre. Royal Natal National Park, South Africa © Gavin Duffy


Lesser bushbabies peek through a hole in a tree. Thornybush Private Game Reserve , South Africa © Michael Raddall

📷 Lesser bushbabies peek from a hole in a tree. Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Michael Raddall

A young baboon takes a leap in a tree. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Subi Sridharan

📷 A young baboon makes a leap of faith. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Subi Sridharan

A Madagascar scops-owl. Kirindy Mitea National Park, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

📷 A Madagascar scops owl. Kirindy Mitea National Park, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

A dwarf beaked snake (Dipsina multimaculata). Northern Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping

📷 A dwarf beaked snake (Dipsina multimaculata). Northern Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping


Tuareg on their camels shortly before a race, taking place north of Timbuktu. Mali © Mario Gerth

📷 Tuareg people on their camels shortly before a race, taking place north of Timbuktu. Mali © Mario Gerth

A grey crowned crane. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Diana Knight

📷 A grey crowned crane. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Diana Knight

A female vervet monkey carries her infant safely tucked underneath her protective arms. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

📷 A female vervet monkey carries her infant safely tucked underneath her protective arms. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

Lion pride with five cubs resting on rocks. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Kaido Haagen

📷 Lion pride with five cubs resting on rocks. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Kaido Haagen


An elephant and a calf drink at a waterhole. Savuti, Botswana © Margie Botha

📷 An elephant and calf drink at a waterhole. Savuti, Botswana © Margie Botha

Secretary bird looking for food. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Eduardo del Alamo

📷 Secretary bird hunting for food. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Eduardo del Alamo

Hyena at sunset. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ivan Glaser

📷 Hyena at sunset. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ivan Glaser

Zebra herd up close. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrick Hozza

📷 Zebra herd up close. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrick Hozza


Bateleur sunning itself. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Kate Morris

📷 Bateleur sunning itself. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Kate Morris

Portrait of a painted wolf (African wild dog). Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado

📷 Portrait of a painted wolf (African wild dog). Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado

A herd of zebras running through the savannah. Lake Natron, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Kirill Dorofeev

📷 A herd of zebras running through the savannah. Lake Natron, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Kirill Dorofeev

Spotted hyena with wildebeest calf. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Kirill Dorofeev

📷 Spotted hyena with wildebeest calf. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Kirill Dorofeev

Cheetah photographed against the evening sky. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Matrishva Vyas

📷 Cheetah photographed against the evening sky. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Matrishva Vyas

Klaas's cuckoo being fed by a female malachite sunbird. Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa © Mary Walker

📷 Klaas’s cuckoo being fed by a female malachite sunbird. Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa © Mary Walker

A purple grenadier. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Dr Pravin Jawale

📷 A purple grenadier. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Dr Pravin Jawale

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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

STORY
Braving Sudan’s Nubian Desert to discover its hidden mysteries: Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs

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