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

📷 Scarface, one of the legendary lions of Africa. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Karen van der Kolk

📷 A southern red-billed hornbill with its bat meal. Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa © Katja Voth

📷 A female mountain gorilla with its infant. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Kevin Dooley

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📷 An impressive male lion surveys the area. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Kevin Dooley

📷 A Knysna turaco coming in to land. Kenton on Sea, Eastern Cape, South Africa © Mike Pearson


📷 A view from the top of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre. Royal Natal National Park, South Africa © Raymond Graves

📷 A baboon spider strikes a pose. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ryno Jones


📷 Male hippos fight for territory. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Sandy Hickey

📷 Black-backed jackal pups at the entrance to their burrow. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Sonja Metzger

📷 An African rock python takes a large, impressive yawn before disappearing into the grass. Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin

📷 The famous coalition of five cheetahs, known as the Five Musketeers or Fast Five, take a stroll through the plains. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Xavier Ortega


📷 A crash of white rhino gathers for a drink around a waterhole, along with a black-backed jackal. South Africa © Zac Dykstra

📷 A southern carmine bee-eater. Okavango Delta, Botswana © Dave Richards

📷 A waterbuck at first light. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Erwin van Liempd


📷 A red-knobbed coot collects building materials for its nest. Springs, South Africa © Gerbus Vermaak

📷 Himba dancing beneath the Milky Way. Epupa, Kunene Region, Namibia © Ben McRae

📷 A spotted hyena catches an eland calf. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana © Hilda Le Roux

📷 Male lion takes down a buffalo cow. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷 A warthog and red-billed oxpecker. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷 A lion and the rising sun. Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya © Jane Gross

📷 Crocodile reflection. Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania © Josef Friedhuber

📷 A hippo, fish and a crocodile. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen van der Kolk

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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