The best photos
of the week

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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 2.

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A flock of 300 African grey parrots feed on the aquatic plants in a large Baï in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo © Daniella Kueck

A flock of 300 African grey parrots feed on the aquatic plants in a large Baï in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo © Daniella Kueck

A painted wolf (African wild dog) rests in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andreas Hemb

A painted wolf (African wild dog) rests in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andreas Hemb

Three of the Fast Five, locally known as Taro Bono, getting ready to hunt zebra in pouring rain in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan

Three of the Fast Five, locally known as Taro Bono, getting ready to hunt zebra in pouring rain in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Krishnan Gopala Krishnan

Weaver bird nests with a storm brewing in the distance in Sesriem, Namibia © Gary Proctor

A sociable weaver colony, with a storm brewing in the distance in Sesriem, Namibia © Gary Proctor

A mother springbok nuzzles her newborn in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Mike Cawood

A mother springbok nuzzles her newborn in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Mike Cawood

A superb starling spotted in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A Hildebrandt’s starling spotted in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

"Heads or tails" – warthogs rest in the shade in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jo Fankhauser

“Heads or tails” – warthogs rest in the shade in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jo Fankhauser

Zebra drink at a waterhole in Tarangire National Park ,Tanzania © Anthony Goldman

Zebra drink at a waterhole in Tarangire National Park ,Tanzania © Anthony Goldman

"Kgalagadi prince" – a cheetah on an early morning hunt in the Kalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe

“Kgalagadi prince” – a cheetah on an early morning hunt in the Kalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe

"Windows to the soul" – close up of an eye of an elephant in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa © Michael Raddall

“Windows to the soul” – close up of an elephant’s eye in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa © Michael Raddall

Lion cubs play in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer

Lion cubs play in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer

A martial eagle takes flight with determination in Grumeti Game Reserve, Tanzania © Ross Couper

A juvenile martial eagle takes flight with determination in Grumeti Game Reserve, Tanzania © Ross Couper

Cheetahs on the lookout in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

Cheetahs on the lookout in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

Grooming time for a cheetah in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley

Grooming time for a cheetah in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Kevin Dooley

Young chacma baboons play a game involving a stick in uMkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter

Young chacma baboons play a game involving a stick in uMkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A Cape weaver in flight in Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A Cape weaver in flight in Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A sand boa swallows a superb starling in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin

A sand boa swallows a superb starling in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin

A spotted hyena cools down by a waterhole after a fight in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

A spotted hyena cools down by a waterhole after a fight in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

Three cheetahs sit on a termite mound in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

Three cheetahs sit on a termite mound in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A leopard in Mashatu, Botswana © Kevin Dooley

A leopard in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley

An Egyptian goose in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jo Fankhauser

An Egyptian goose in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jo Fankhauser

Lionesses at an impala kill in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Arnoud Quanjer

Lionesses at an impala kill in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Arnoud Quanjer

A young chacma baboon drinks in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Lennart Hessel

A young chacma baboon drinks in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Lennart Hessel

A white lion cub in Singita Lebombo Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Wesley Cragg

A white lion cub in Singita Lebombo Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Wesley Cragg

A young male leopard stands up to survey the vast grassland in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Nitin Michael

A young male leopard stands up to survey the vast grassland in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Nitin Michael

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 2.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 1Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 2

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