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Things are heating up in the 2016 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year competition, brought to you by Canon and Cape Union Mart, and we have the volcanoes of Ethiopia and the deserts of Namibia to thank for that.

   

From a honey badger to a broadnose sevengill shark, just click on the 'Next' button above each image to take a look at the lesser sighted creatures on the continent, as well as a selection of Big Five portraiture at its finest.

     

And if words like 'aperture' and 'exposure' make you weak at the knees, perhaps you have a photo that could make you a shoo-in to be the next Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year. If so, get snapping and enter here.