The best photos
of the week

by
Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 05 April 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 only a month left 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 four galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other three galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2Weekly Selection Gallery 3 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

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A confrontation between a lion and lioness in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

A confrontation between a lion and lioness in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

Tim, the magnificent big tusker, at sunset in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Selengei Poole-Granli

Tim, the magnificent big tusker, at sunset in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Selengei Poole-Granli

The splendid lion Scarface, at the time when he reigned the Marsh Pride, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

The splendid lion Scarface, at the time when he reigned over the Marsh Pride in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A herd of impala stand alert in dusty Samburu National Reserve, Kenya © Jane Wynyard

A herd of impala stand alert in dusty Samburu National Reserve, Kenya © Jane Wynyard

"Sun and moon" – a lion, blind in one eye, in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

“Sun and moon” – a lion, blind in one eye, in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

Mpayon, a Samburu woman who is one of nine Mama Tembos who patrol and help protect livestock and wildlife corridors, poses with a camel in Kalama, northern Kenya © Jane Wynyard

Mpayon, a Samburu woman who is one of nine Mama Tembos who patrol and help protect livestock and wildlife corridors, poses with a camel in Kalama, northern Kenya © Jane Wynyard

Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda © Patrice Quillard

Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda © Patrice Quillard

A female leopard rolls around in a dry riverbed in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard

A leopardess rolls around in a dry riverbed in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Caleb Shepard

Detail of an elephant's ear, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

Detail of an elephant’s ear, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

Margherita Glacier on Mount Stanley on a clear day in the Rwenzori Mountains Range, Uganda © Grace Wangui

Margherita Glacier on Mount Stanley on a clear day in the Rwenzori Mountains Range, Uganda © Grace Wangui

A male Cape sugarbird on a pincushion flower in the Slanghoek Valley, Western Cape © Gideon Malherbe

A male Cape sugarbird on a pincushion flower in the Slanghoek Valley, Western Cape, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe

A lowland gorilla looking thoughtful in Dzanga-Sangha National Park, Central African Republic © Jacha Potgieter

A lowland gorilla looking thoughtful in Dzanga-Sangha National Park, Central African Republic © Jacha Potgieter

A female nyala with her newborn in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss

A female nyala with her fawn in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss

"Pride of Africa" – an elephant in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Thomas Vijayan

“Pride of Africa” – an elephant in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Thomas Vijayan

A rock agama suns himself on the rocks near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Doreen Lawrence

A rock agama suns himself on the rocks near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Doreen Lawrence

A Cape rock thrush spotted at Giant's Castle, Drakensberg, South Africa © Margie Botha

A Cape rock thrush spotted at Giant’s Castle, Drakensberg, South Africa © Margie Botha

An elephant picks up a bone in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter

An elephant picks up a bone in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A ground pangolin, also known as Temminck's pangolin, spotted in Namibia © Jacha Potgieter

A ground pangolin, also known as Temminck’s pangolin, spotted in Namibia © Jacha Potgieter

A bateleur stands by a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ,South Africa© Rob Keulemans

A bateleur stands by a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Rob Keulemans

Sunset in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Hesté de Beer

Sunset in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Hesté de Beer

A fight between two gazelle in Chobe National Park, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis

A fight between two impalas in Chobe National Park, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis

Flamingos in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Vittorio Ricci

Flamingos in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Vittorio Ricci

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To see the other three galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2Weekly Selection Gallery 3 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

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  • Walter Tingle

    How can a winner possibly be chosen?! Sooo many incredible photos!