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 2 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

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A leopardess on the hunt on a rainy morning in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel

A leopardess on the hunt on a rainy morning in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Anna-Carina Nagel

An elephant calf walks close to its mother in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

An elephant calf walks close to its mother in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

Baby meerkats at play in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

Baby meerkats at play in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

A lion walks through golden light in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A lion walks through golden light in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A brilliant male rock agama displays his amazing colours in Galana Conservancy, Kenya © Steve Holroyd

A brilliant male rock agama displays his amazing colours in Galana Conservancy, Kenya © Steve Holroyd

A spotted hyena with a leopard tortoise in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A spotted hyena with a leopard tortoise in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

The smokey lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo © Grace Wangui

The smokey lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo © Grace Wangui

Two juvenile spotted hyenas rest in Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Tina Antrobus

Two juvenile spotted hyenas rest in Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Tina Antrobus

A cheetah mother and her cubs in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ankit Desai

A cheetah mother and her cubs in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ankit Desai

A carmine bee-eater in flight to its burrow in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Edward Rogowski

A carmine bee-eater in flight to its nest in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Edward Rogowski

Two Basotho boys leading their horses toward the yearly King's horse race near Semonkong, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer

Two Basotho boys leading their horses toward the annual King’s horse race near Semonkong, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer

"The jester – something went awry with the growth pattern of this nyala's horns, making him look like the local clown" – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

“The jester – something went awry with the growth pattern of this nyala’s horns, making him look like the local clown” – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

A carmine bee-eater flies around an elephant in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado

A carmine bee-eater flies around an elephant in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado

A lioness watches on as a crocodile struggles to get down the last of a zebra's hind leg in Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya © Gabriella Kiss

A lioness watches on as a crocodile struggles to get down the last of a zebra’s hind leg in Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya © Gabriella Kiss

A juvenile bateleur in the early morning light, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry

A juvenile bateleur in the early morning light, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry

Lions fight while eating in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

Lions fight while eating in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

An elephant calf finds safety by its mother while in the Chobe River, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis

An elephant calf finds safety by its mother while in the Chobe River, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis

The mighty wing of the Verreaux’s Eagle, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, South Africa © Ernest Porter

The mighty wing of a Verreaux’s eagle, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, South Africa © Ernest Porter

An elephant is bathed in stunning shades of vibrant colours in Khwai Concession, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis

An elephant is bathed in stunning shades of vibrant colours in Khwai Concession, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis

A leopard rests in a tree while the sun rises in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado

A leopard rests in a tree while the sun rises in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Licinia Machado

Villagers on their way back home after shopping in Semonkong, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer

Villagers on their way back home after shopping in Semonkong, Lesotho © Hesté de Beer

A mountain gorilla relaxes in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Rodger Bowren

A mountain gorilla relaxes in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Rodger Bowren

"Lone camelthorn" – a lone camelthorn tree stands proudly in front of a massive red dune in the Tsauchab Valley, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia © Xenia Ivanoff-Erb

“Lone camelthorn” – a lone camelthorn tree stands proudly in front of a massive red dune in the Tsauchab Valley, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia © Xenia Ivanoff-Erb

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To see the other three galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1Weekly Selection Gallery 2 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

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