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It's a bumper gallery of images this week for our 2016 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year competition, brought to you by Canon and Cape Union Mart, as there was just too many stunning entries to chose from!

 

Explore the vast landscapes and big skies of our majestic continent and get up close and personal with some of Africa's most enchanting creatures in this gallery. Just click on the 'Next' button above each image to continue the journey.

 

If these images have you inspired (and let's be honest - how could they not?) - then be sure to enter your own pictures into the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year competition here. With just over a month left to enter you don't want to miss out on the amazing prizes up for grabs!