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At Africa Geographic, we make it our mission to celebrate amateur photography. We believe that you don't have to be a professional to capture a compelling and powerful image.


Perhaps the best example we can think of is the winner from our Photographer of the Year 2017 competition – amateur photographer, John Vosloo. This gallery aims to showcase and celebrate some of his best artistic work. He says that he is still high on the proverbial moon after winning the competition with this remarkable photograph.


John spends most of his spare time taking wildlife photos in his backyard of the Eastern Cape, South Africa - where he frequents the Addo Elephant National Park. He has been on a four-year mission to improve his photography and to capture the region's stunning wildlife.


Here are some of the fruits of that journey - inspiration for budding wildlife and conservation photographers who dream of having their photos published. He also gives us his thoughts on having the opportunity to see his photos published in our 2017 Yearbook:


"This photographic concept gives viewers, who may not be fortunate to have the opportunity to see Africa's magnificent wildlife for themselves, the opportunity to see these high-quality photos and to deeply experience the messages portrayed through them. This in turn provides an important platform to promote biodiversity awareness, which ultimately promotes nature conservation at large. By merely having entered our photographs in this contest, we are playing a vital role in promoting conservation, which begs for as much publicity as possible. Publicity which will hopefully lead to action."


Read more of John's thoughts on winning the competition in this blog post.


We are very proud to be associated with amateur photographers like John, and others like him, who passionately celebrate Africa and allow us the privilege of sharing that passion with our audience.


To enjoy this beautiful gallery of John Vosloo's work, click on the arrow buttons next to each image.