The best photos
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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 1Weekly Selection Gallery 3 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

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"Hugs" – a lion family in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

“Hugs” – a lion family in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

Portrait of a mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Ernest Porter

Portrait of a mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Ernest Porter

Maasai’s living under the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania © Hesté de Beer

Maasai people living under the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania © Hesté de Beer

An elephant grazes in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Grace Wangui

An elephant grazes in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Grace Wangui

"Avatar" – a tubular hydroid photographed with a 105mm macro lens pair at Justin’s Cave, along the Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town © Geo Cloete

“Avatar” – a tubular hydroid photographed with a 105mm macro lens pair at Justin’s Cave, along the Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town, South Africa © Geo Cloete

A hungry baboon climbs between the thorns to chew the bark of an acacia tree in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss

A hungry baboon climbs between the thorns to chew the bark of an acacia tree in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss

A lioness protects her three young cubs, who were hidden under the log, from an inquisitive buffalo in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Paolo Torchio

A lioness protects her three young cubs, who were hidden under the log, from an inquisitive buffalo in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Paolo Torchio

An imposing kudu bull spotted in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Robert Holmwood

An imposing kudu bull spotted in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Robert Holmwood

"Flamingo canvas" – Lake Turkana, Kenya © Thomas Vijayan

“Flamingo canvas” – Lake Turkana, Kenya © Thomas Vijayan

"Triangle of love!" – an impala mother shows off her calf in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Lynne Wilde

“Triangle of love!” – an impala mother shows off her calf in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Lynne Wilde

"A lion cub contemplating his future as a leader of his own pride" – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Doreen Lawrence

“A lion cub contemplating his future as the leader of his own pride” – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Doreen Lawrence

Spitzkoppe after a dust storm in winter, Namib desert, Namibia © Hesté de Beer

Spitzkoppe after a dust storm in winter, Namib Desert, Namibia © Hesté de Beer

"Ballet on the Chobe" – a poised African jacana chick on the Chobe River, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen

“Ballet on the Chobe” – a poised African jacana chick on the Chobe River, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen

A black-backed jackal charges after ring-necked doves at Cubitje Quap waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A black-backed jackal charges after Cape turtle doves at Cubitje Quap waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

"Reach for the stars" – Masaai warriors performing their traditional dance, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © Caleb Shepard

“Reach for the stars” – Maasai warriors perform their traditional dance, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © Caleb Shepard

"Green eye" – a Nile crocodile in the early morning, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Mari van Bosch

“Green eye” – a Nile crocodile in the early morning, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Mari van Bosch

Olbarnoti stands guard over a recent eland kill in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Georgiana Steiger

Olbarnoti stands guard over a recent eland kill in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Georgiana Steiger (Instagram/georgianasteiger)

Dead trees in the early morning light, Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

Dead trees in the early morning light, Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

An old man in his church clothes on his way to church, Lalibela, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer

An old man in his church clothes on his way to church, Lalibela, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer

Golden monkey in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Kellie Netherwood

Golden monkey in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda © Kellie Netherwood

"Remains of the day" – a cheetah shows evidence of a recent kill in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Prelena Soma Owen

“Remains of the day” – a cheetah shows evidence of a recent kill in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Prelena Soma Owen

A dominant male leopard approaches in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Saul Rivkind

A dominant male leopard approaches in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Saul Rivkind

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

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To see the other three galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1Weekly Selection Gallery 3 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

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