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The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016 competition is off to a great start, and this week's gallery highlights a flurry of safari activity across the continent, from the legendary Maasai Mara in Kenya to Zambezi National Park in Namibia.

   These photos have been selected not just because of their fantastic composition, lighting or focus, but because they also accentuate the poignant beauty of life in Africa in its raw and natural state.

   We hope that you enjoy this selection of images from the second week of the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016 competition, which is brought to you by Canon and Cape Union Mart. Just click here for more details and to enter the competition.