The best photos
of the week

by
Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 22 March 2019

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition, brought to you by Airlink, with a stunning prize provided by Klaserie Drift Safari Camps, is now in full swing and there is just under two months to go before entries close!

The competition runs from December 2018 through to the end of April 2019, and there is a great prize up for grabs! The overall winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up (along with their partners), will experience the ultimate private safari at Amani Safari Camp and the soon-to-be-launched Misava Safari Camp, located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Read about the safari enjoyed by the 2018 winners here.

Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter.

There are three galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other two galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

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A young cheetah eyes the guineafowl nearby in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Lennart Hessel

A young cheetah eyes the guineafowl nearby in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Lennart Hessel

A playful, young elephant calf in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley

A playful elephant calf in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley

Two playful cheetah brothers on a high speed chase in the Nossob riverbed of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe

Two playful cheetah brothers on a high speed chase in the Nossob riverbed of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe

A large forest elephant bull stands on a palm island in the middle of the Congo Basin, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo © Daniella Kueck

A large forest elephant bull stands on a palm island in the middle of the Congo Basin, Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo © Daniella Kueck

A black-backed jackal launches at a flock of Cape turtle doves in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A black-backed jackal launches at a flock of Cape turtle doves in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A juvenile Cape sugarbird lands on a pincushion flower bud on a farm near Stellenbosch, South Africa © Gerald Knight

A juvenile Cape sugarbird lands on a pincushion flower bud on a farm near Stellenbosch, South Africa © Gerald Knight

Fishermen at sunrise on the Chobe River, Chobe, Botswana © Johan Van Rensburg

Fishermen at sunrise on the Chobe River, Chobe, Botswana © Johan Van Rensburg

A crocodile tries in vain to take down a zebra in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan

A crocodile tries in vain to take down a zebra in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan

Portrait of a helmeted guineafowl, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Schalk Lombard

Portrait of a helmeted guineafowl, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Schalk Lombard

A young baboon climbs a fallen tree in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A young baboon climbs a fallen tree in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A lion takes his time at a waterhole while the rest watch on in Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana © Katrin Gerchel

A lion takes his time at a waterhole while the rest watch on in Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana © Katrin Gerchel

"I am watching you" – a leopard keeps an eye on the photographer from a large tree in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Andre Erlich

“I am watching you” – a leopard keeps an eye on the photographer from a large tree in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Andre Erlich

A baboon sits in deep thought as the sun rises on the banks of the Chobe River, Namibia © Simon Cox

A baboon sits in deep thought as the sun rises on the banks of the Chobe River, Namibia © Simon Cox

Salt caravans leave for Marakele in the late afternoon in the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer

Salt caravans in the late afternoon in the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer

Four flamingos asleep at a lagoon in Walvis Bay, Namibia © Beata Bettaglio Spengenberg

Four flamingos asleep at a lagoon in Walvis Bay, Namibia © Beata Bettaglio Spengenberg

A spotted bush snake with a frog in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Myriame Lawley

A spotted bush snake with a frog in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Myriame Lawley

A leopardess looks towards tree where she left her kill the night before in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Randall Ball

A leopardess looks towards the tree where she left her kill the night before in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Randall Ball

"The revolt of the ostrich" – Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

“The revolt of the ostrich” – Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A meerkat catches a snake in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

A meerkat catches a snake in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

A superb starling with a small caterpillar in Naivasha, Kenya © Joe Knapman

A superb starling with a small caterpillar in Naivasha, Kenya © Joe Knapman

Elephants chase painted wolves (African wild dogs) in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley

Elephants chase painted wolves (African wild dogs) in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley

Hyena pups and their customary inspection of the mouths of the adults who return to the den in the evening, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan

Hyena pups and their customary inspection of the mouths of the adults who return to the den in the evening, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan

A serval keeps an eye out for potential prey in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A serval keeps an eye out for potential prey in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

"The stare" – a terrapin comes in for a closer look at Sunset Dam in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Tony de Oliveira

“The stare” – a terrapin comes in for a closer look at Sunset Dam in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Tony de Oliveira

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

To see the other two galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 1Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 3

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