The best photos
of the week

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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 3.

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Portrait of Babuku, a young Suri boy, surrounded by the bracelets of his mother and the women of his clan in Turgit, Ethiopia © Inger Vandyke

Portrait of Babuku, a young Suri boy, surrounded by the bracelets of his mother and the women of his clan in Turgit, Ethiopia © Inger Vandyke

"Although this water monitor is pretty harmless, the lioness with her very young cubs is overprotective and charges at the reptile" – Moremi Game Reserve © Fred von Winckelmann

“Although this water monitor is pretty harmless, the lioness with her very young cubs is overprotective and charges at the reptile” – Moremi Game Reserve © Fred von Winckelmann

Brilliant colours of an African jewel bug revealed in macro detail, Watamu, Kenya © Steve Holroyd

Brilliant colours of an African jewel bug revealed in macro detail, Watamu, Kenya © Steve Holroyd

An elephant calf in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

An elephant calf in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

"Future generations" – reaching out to give children a hand in a Masaai village. Tanzania © Caleb Shepard

“Future generations” – reaching out to give children a hand in a Maasai village, Tanzania © Caleb Shepard

A lion in the early morning in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry

A lion in the early morning in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry

A stunning sunset over Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Grace Wangui

A stunning sunset over Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Grace Wangui

An Ethiopian wolf with an Abyssinian grass rat in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer

An Ethiopian wolf with an Abyssinian grass rat in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer

A baby meerkat and a fly, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

A baby meerkat and a fly, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

"This male leopard retrieved his warthog kill from a spotted hyena. Here he is running with the kill away from the hyena towards a tree" – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

“This male leopard retrieved his warthog kill from a spotted hyena. Here he is running with the kill away from the hyena towards a tree” – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A young rinkhals (also known as the ring-necked spitting cobra) plays dead in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping

A young rinkhals (also known as the ring-necked spitting cobra) plays dead in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa © Tyrone Ping

Greater and lesser flamingos mingle and jostle for space as they vigorously suck algae and microscopic organisms from the mud flats in Walvis Bay, Namibia © Jane Wynyard

Greater and lesser flamingos mingle and jostle for space as they vigorously suck algae and microscopic organisms from the mud flats in Walvis Bay, Namibia © Jane Wynyard

A lion matriarch with a blind eye enjoys some attention from another in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe

A lion matriarch with a blind eye enjoys some attention from another in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe

A serval with a white stork in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A serval with a white stork in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

Two lion cubs have a field day eating a kudu carcass without any disturbance while the rest of the pride relaxes after already gorging themselves, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ruzdi Ekenheim (Instagram/ruek66)

Two lion cubs have a field day eating a kudu carcass without any disturbance while the rest of the pride relaxes after having gorged themselves, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ruzdi Ekenheim (Instagram/ruek66)

A farmer attends Sunday service in a rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer

A farmer attends Sunday service in a rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer

A young lion – the only male in a pride of 15 – peers over the long grass in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

A young lion – the only male in a pride of 15 – peers over the long grass in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

An extremely well camouflaged satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) hangs amongst the leaves in Madagascar © Steve Pressman

An extremely well camouflaged satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) hangs amongst the leaves in Madagascar © Steve Pressman
(Need a hint? It’s facing downwards and its head is triangular in shape ▼)

A young hyena rests in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Lynne Wilde

A young hyena rests in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Lynne Wilde

Four lion cub siblings take shelter under at Mashatu tree in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen

Four lion cub siblings take shelter under a Mashatu tree in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen

"The gang" – young baboons watch the photographer with interest in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss

“The gang” – young baboons watch the photographer with interest in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Gabriella Kiss

"Bonded for life" – lion cubs share a tender moment in Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia © Edward Rogowski

“Bonded for life” – lion cubs share a tender moment in Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia © Edward Rogowski

Up close with a leopardess in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Michael Raddall

Up close with a leopardess in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Michael Raddall

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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 3.

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