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

Special moment between mother lion and her cubs. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷  A special moment between a mother lion and her cubs. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

Elephants and Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Kirill Dorofeev

📷  Elephants and Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Kirill Dorofeev

Southern ground-hornbill snatches up a scorpion. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

📷  Southern ground-hornbill snatches up a scorpion. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

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A mother spotted hyena at the entrance of the den with her young pup. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Beverly Houwing

📷  A mother spotted hyena and her young pup at the entrance to their den. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Beverly Houwing

Cape ground squirrel peeking out of its burrow. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Daniela Anger

📷  Cape ground squirrel peeking out of its burrow. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Daniela Anger


An African penguin. Betty's Bay, South Africa © Eduardo del Alamo

📷  An African penguin. Betty’s Bay, South Africa © Eduardo del Alamo

An adult desert-adapted elephant making its way along the Hoanib riverbed. Namibia © Wayne Marsh

📷  An adult desert-adapted elephant making its way along the Hoanib riverbed. Namibia © Wayne Marsh


Mundari gather together in huge cattle camps where about 5,000 cows converge at night alongside the Nile River. South Sudan © Mario Gerth

📷  Mundari people gather together in huge cattle camps where about 5,000 cows converge at night alongside the Nile River. South Sudan © Mario Gerth

Giraffes at a small waterhole. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Jeff Harrisberg

📷  Giraffes at a small waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Jeff Harrisberg

Up close with a zebra. Nelspruit, South Africa © Peter Reitze

📷  Up close with a zebra. Nelspruit, South Africa © Peter Reitze

An elephant takes a swim. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Subi Sridharan

📷  An elephant takes a swim in the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Subi Sridharan


A lion pride take a drink at a waterhole. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Owen Jason Kandume

📷  Lion pride members take a drink at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Owen Jason Kandume.

Serval hunting. Kafue National Park, Zambia © Eduardo del Alamo

📷  Serval hunting in Kafue National Park, Zambia © Eduardo del Alamo

Lesser flamingo striding through the shallows. Walvis Bay, Namibia © Michael Wessels

📷  Lesser flamingo striding through the shallows. Walvis Bay, Namibia © Michael Wessels

A female leopard makes very clear her displeasure at a male's advances. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper

📷  A female leopard makes very clear her displeasure at a male’s advances. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper


Family of bat-eared foxes. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Johan Swart

📷  Family of bat-eared foxes. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Johan Swart

A lone zebra drinks at a waterhole. Etosha National Park Namibia © Owen Jason Kandume

📷  A lone zebra drinks at a waterhole. Etosha National Park Namibia © Owen Jason Kandume

Red-knobbed coot. Zibulo Bird Hides, Mpumalanga, South Africa © Tracey Graves

📷  Red-knobbed coot. Zibulo Bird Hide, Mpumalanga, South Africa © Tracey Graves

Vultures descend to make the most of a large giraffe carcass. Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Sophie Brown

📷  Vultures descend to make the most of a large giraffe carcass. Greater Kruger, South Africa © Sophie Brown


Male lion leading his pride. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Raymond Stone

📷  Male lion leading his pride. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Raymond Stone

Female leopard with impala kill. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado

📷  Female leopard with her impala kill. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado

Up close and personal with an elephant. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Leon Heyes

📷  Up close and personal with an elephant. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Leon Heyes

Young cheetah with a Thomson's gazelle calf. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Kirill Dorofeev

📷  Young cheetah with a Thomson’s gazelle calf. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Kirill Dorofeev

Rhino silhouette at sunset. Game reserve in South Africa © Zac Dykstra

📷  Rhino silhouette at sunset. South Africa © Zac Dykstra

Lion cubs suckling from their mother. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrick Hozza

📷  Lion cubs suckling from their mother. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrick Hozza

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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

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