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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 24 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 galleries click here: Gallery 1, Gallery 3
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

A spotted hyena attempts to get her cub into the den. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel

📷 A spotted hyena attempts to get her cub into the den. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel

A purple-crested turaco in flight. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Dave Pusey

📷 A purple-crested turaco in flight. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Dave Pusey

An endless sea of wildebeest during the Great Migration. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ross Cooper

📷 An endless sea of wildebeest during the Great Migration. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ross Cooper

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White-backed vulture. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Tanya Nadauld

📷 White-backed vulture. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Tanya Nadauld

A very young elephant calf attempt to suckle from its mother. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A very young elephant calf suckling from his mother. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann


Lioness and cub whilst feeding. Central Kalahari Game Reserve,Botswana © Eben van Heerden

📷 Lioness and cub feeding. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana © Eben van Heerden

A yellow-billed hornbill displays a perfect reflection at a waterhole. Indlovu River Lodge Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa © Braeme Holland

📷 A yellow-billed hornbill displays a perfect reflection at a waterhole. Indlovu River Lodge Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Braeme Holland


Buffaloes in the dust at sunset. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger

📷 Buffaloes in the dust at sunset. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger

Cheetah feasting on a wildebeest kill. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania© Matrishva Vyas

📷 Cheetah feasting on a wildebeest kill. Ndutu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania© Matrishva Vyas

Dark silhouettes of dead trees against the light of sunset in Deadvlei, Namibia © Linda Klipp

📷 Dark silhouettes of dead trees against the light of sunset in Deadvlei, Namibia © Linda Klipp

Up close with a southern ground-hornbill. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Kyle Lewin

📷 Up close with a southern ground-hornbill. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Kyle Lewin


Boomslang (tree snake) makes a surprise visit to a garden at a holiday resort on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa © Leon Heyes

📷 Boomslang (tree snake) makes a surprise visit to a garden at a holiday resort on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa © Leon Heyes.

A spotted hyena cub looking after its sibling. Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa © Tina Antrobus

📷 A spotted hyena cub looking after its younger sibling. Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa © Tina Antrobus

Wildebeest giving birth. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷 Wildebeest giving birth. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

Baglafecht weavers use colourful string from fisherman to build their nests. Lake Naivasha, Kenya © Deborah Hill

📷 Baglafecht weavers use colourful string from fisherman to build their nests. Lake Naivasha, Kenya © Deborah Hill


Up close of a green tree frog. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo © Liam Charlton

📷 Close-up of a green tree frog. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo © Liam Charlton

A young baboon quenches his thirst at a waterhole. Indlovu River Lodge Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa © Braeme Holland

📷 A young baboon quenches his thirst at a waterhole. Indlovu River Lodge Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Braeme Holland

Male and female Standing's day gecko on a baobab tree. Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park, Madagascar © Kim Paffen

📷 Standing’s day geckos on a baobab tree. Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park, Madagascar © Kim Paffen

A spotted hyena feeds on a buffalo. The buffalo was killed by lions, which where chased away by the hyenas. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A spotted hyena feeds on a buffalo. The buffalo was killed by lions, which where chased away by the hyenas. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

African rock python. Lephalale, Limpopo Province, South Africa © Ryno Jones

📷 African rock python. Lephalale, Limpopo Province, South Africa © Ryno Jones

A leopard observes guests on game-viewing vehicle a few metres away from him. Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Zaheer Ali

📷 A leopard observes guests on a game-viewing vehicle a few metres away from him. Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Zaheer Ali

Lion cub resting in the late afternoon sun. Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Katja Voth

📷 Lion cub resting in the late afternoon sun. Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Katja Voth

A juvenile pale chanting goshawk takes off with elephant dung, and attempts to extract worms from it. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Braeme Holland

📷 A juvenile pale chanting goshawk takes off with elephant dung, which it was searching for worms. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Braeme Holland

African hummingbird hawk-moth drinking nectar from a flower. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Morne Grobler

📷 African hummingbird hawk-moth drinking nectar from a flower. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Morne Grobler

Elephant taking a swim. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley

📷 Elephant taking a swim. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley

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ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

GALLERY
To see the other galleries for this week’s selection click here: Gallery 1, Gallery 3

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