The 2017 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition, brought to you by Land Rover and Canon is now closed for entries. Here is the Top 101 selection, in FOUR galleries. Click here to see PART II of the gallery. Alternatively, click on the Magazine Features tab at the top of the page.
The grand title winner of the year’s competition will walk away with a Big Cat Photo Safari for two, provided by At Close Quarters with flights by Airlink, as well as a Canon EOS 700D with a double lens kit. Runner up prizes include a two-night safari for two at Klaserie Sands River Camp or Hideaways’ Elephant’s Eye while each category finalist will enjoy a case of wine provided by Rhino Tears. The most popular entries on Facebook and Instagram will enjoy prizes sponsored by iSimangaliso and Thule.
📷 “Thirsty look” in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ©Panos Laskarakis
📷 A David and Goliath moment between a male cheetah and an armoured cricket in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa ©Samuel Cox
📷 A large Parson’s chameleon in the Masoala Rainforest, Madagascar ©Paolo Torchio
📷 A close up of a giant sea clam in Sodwana Bay, South Africa ©Peet J van Eeden
📷 “The kiss of death” in Ndutu, Tanzania ©Alison Mees
📷 “Family bonds” in Ndutu, Tanzania ©Danielle Waldman
📷 “Mud bath” in Etosha National Park, Namibia ©Natasha Culver
📷 “Innocence” in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa ©Andrea Galli
📷 “Colours of happiness” in Maasai Mara, Kenya ©Don Ferdinand Tabbun
📷 “The Eye of Survival” in Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa ©Luke Street
📷 “In unison” at Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa ©John Vosloo
📷 The adrenaline in the Maasai Mara, Kenya ©Panos Laskarakis
📷 Golden lion in Botswana ©Carolyn Greathead
📷 A set of star trails at the Kushitic pyramids in Meroë, Sudan ©Greg Metro
📷 “Disappointment in the air” in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa ©Olli Teirilä
📷 “He who adapts best wins!” in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa/Botswana ©Johan Mocke
📷 Leopard spotted during a game count in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa ©Bryan Havemann
📷 “Now you see me, now you don’t” – a Peringuey’s adder in the Namib Desert, Namibia ©Tyrone Ping
📷 Gelada monkey portrait in the Ethiopian Highlands ©Patrice Quillard
📷 “Tug of war” in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya ©Krishnan Gopala Krishnan
📷 A Verreaux’s Sifaka takes a selfie in Berenty Reserve, Madagascar ©Gary Krosin
📷 “Otherworlds” in the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia ©Jesus Amunarriz
📷 A failed ambush along the Mara River in Kenya ©Diana Knight
📷 Fossa having a hard day in Ankafarantsika, Madagascar ©Frank Scheelings
📷 “Humankind” in Dja Faunal Reserve, Cameroon ©Bjorn Persson
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