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Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial

Friday, 31 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: Gallery 2
Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

📷 A leopard leaps between branches. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Alice van Kempen

📷 A male village weaver on the lookout for any potentially interested females. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © Alison Mees

📷 A pangolin tastes freedom after being rescued from poachers and released. Malawi © Amanda Harwood

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📷 Herding cattle creates a dusty sunset. Southern Tanzania © Andrea Kaucka

📷 A spotted bush snake digesting a frog. uMkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa © Arnaud Legrand

📷 A browsing gerenuk. Selenkay Conservancy, Kenya © Boone Thompson

📷 Mating pair of lions. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Boone Thomson


📷 Yellow-billed oxpecker and buffalo. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Boone Thomson

📷 Zebras backtrack after spotting a lion on the other side of the river during a crossing with wildebeest. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Boone Thomson


📷 Elderly Mursi tribeswoman. Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Bruce Miller

📷 Silhouetted Cape darter. Chobe River, Botswana © Cheryl Cranfield


📷 Bark mantid. Harare, Zimbabwe © Chris Sheppard

📷 Giraffe drinking at sunset. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Darren Donovan

📷 A pale chanting goshawk plucking its francolin meal. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Darren Donovan

📷 Black-backed jackal feeding on an elephant carcass. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Darren Donovan


📷 An agitated white rhino bull. South Africa © Darren Donovan

📷 A water monitor resting on a tree. Chobe River, Botswana © Erwin van Liempd

📷 A little bee-eater tossing an insect into the air. Maputo, Mozambique © Eurico Dzivane

📷 A white-winged widowbird male displaying to a female. Maputo, Mozambique © Eurico Dzivane

📷 A gelada baboon (also known as a bleeding-heart monkey) yawning. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Franciscus Scheelings

📷 An African black oystercatcher in flight. Eersterivier Beach, Eastern Cape, South Africa © Gerbus Vermaak

📷 A tiny leopard cub goes exploring. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Michael Heyns

📷 A tidal pool rich in life and colour. Bloubergstrand, Western Cape, South Africa © Peet J. van Eeden

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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