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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 2
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

An elephant family herd at a waterhole. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley

📷 An elephant family herd at a waterhole. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley

A nomad in the Chinguitti Desert, Mauritania © Miguel Bruno

📷 A nomad and his camels in the Chinguitti Desert, Mauritania © Miguel Bruno

Bickering helmeted guineafowl. Karongwe Private Nature Reserve, South Africa, South Africa © Willem Kruger

📷 Bickering helmeted guineafowl. Karongwe Private Nature Reserve, South Africa, South Africa © Willem Kruger

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A male leopard rests after hoisting his impala kill into a tree. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Tiffany Franks

📷 A male leopard rests after hoisting his impala kill into a tree. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Tiffany Franks

A European bee-eater attempts to catch a moth for his meal. Cape Town, South Africa © Braeme Holland

📷 A European bee-eater flips his moth meal before swallowing it. Cape Town, South Africa © Braeme Holland

Eye to eye with a scrub hare. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Braeme Holland

📷 Eye-to-eye with a scrub hare. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Braeme Holland


Monitor lizard looking out of the mud. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 Monitor lizard looking out of the mud. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

A leopard focuses on a baby vervet monkey after it was accidentaly left behind by the mother after the troop escaped the big cat. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Thomas Retterath

📷 A leopard focuses on a baby vervet monkey left behind by the mother when the troop fled from the big cat. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Thomas Retterath

A spotted bush snake. Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Rod Watson

📷 A spotted bush snake. Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Rod Watson

White-headed buffalo weaver lies in a defensive pose after a scuffle amongst the flock. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Matrishva Vyas

📷 White-headed buffalo weaver lies in a defensive pose after a scuffle amongst the flock. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Matrishva Vyas


A cheetah with one of her seven cubs walking through the rain. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yarin Klein

📷 A cheetah and one of her seven cubs walking through the rain. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Yarin Klein

A mating pair of lions. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Manuel Nägele

📷 A mating pair of lions. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Manuel Nägele


Springbok herd with zebra in the background. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Kevin Dooley

📷 Springbok herd with zebra in the background. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Kevin Dooley

Great white pelican preening. Walvis Bay, Namibia © Anthony Roberts

📷 Great white pelican preening. Walvis Bay, Namibia © Anthony Roberts


A mother baboon drinks at what's left at Long Pool. The head of the baby looks like it is in the mud, but actually there is a hollow of dried mud behind the water where its head is. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

📷 A mother baboon drinks from the muddy water at Long Pool. The head of the baby looks like it is in the mud, but actually, there is a hollow of dried mud behind the water. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

A spotted hyena walks through the plain after the first rains. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Daniela Anger

📷 A spotted hyena walks across the plain after the first rains. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia © Daniela Anger

Bull elephants in musth fight for dominance. This tussle lasted for over an hour. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Alison Mees

📷 Bull elephants in musth fight for dominance. This tussle lasted for over an hour. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Alison Mees

One of the four cheetah cubs rests after feeding on a large male impala that their mother killed. Mashatu Game Reserve. Botswana © Deborah Jordan

📷 One of the four cheetah cubs rests after feeding on a large male impala that their mother had killed. Mashatu Game Reserve. Botswana © Deborah Jordan

A muddy buffalo in the dying light of the day. Savuti, Botswana © Erwin van Liempd

📷 A muddy buffalo in the dying light of the day. Savuti, Botswana © Erwin van Liempd

Cape cobra (Naja nivea). Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping

📷 Cape cobra (Naja nivea). Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping

An elephant calf attempt to give itself a dust bath. Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana © Didier Couvert

📷 An elephant calf dust-bathing. Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana © Didier Couvert

A Malagasy giant chameleon crossing the street on a road along the Bay of Diego-Suarez in Madagascar © Kim Paffen

📷 A Malagasy giant chameleon crossing the road near the Bay of Diego-Suarez in Madagascar © Kim Paffen

A leopard cub under the watchful eye of its mother. Londolozi Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger

📷 A leopard cub under the watchful eye of its mother. Londolozi Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger

A tiger snake. Lephalale, South Africa © Ryno Jones

📷 A tiger snake. Lephalale, Limpopo Province, South Africa © Ryno Jones

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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 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