The best photos
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Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 12 April 2019

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is brought to you by Airlink, with a stunning prize provided by Klaserie Drift Safari Camps. We’re in our final month for receiving entries and in just three weeks the competition will close for submissions, after which our judges will spend the month of May considering every selected photo before announcing our winners!

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 2 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

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A lion walks in the evening rain in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer

A lion walks in the evening rain in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer

Close up of an elephant's trunk while drinking water in Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Grobler

Close up of an elephant’s trunk while drinking water in Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Grobler

A chimpanzee grooms a youngster in Kibale National Park, Uganda © Artur Stankiewicz

A chimpanzee grooms a youngster in Kibale National Park, Uganda © Artur Stankiewicz

"The wolf amongst the sheep" – a painted wolf (African wild dog) with its pack in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper

“The wolf amongst the sheep” – a painted wolf (African wild dog) with its pack in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper

A baby vervet monkey hides in a tree during a heavy rain shower in Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, South Africa © Alice van Kempen

A baby vervet monkey hides in a tree during a heavy rain shower in Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, South Africa © Alice van Kempen

"King on his throne!" – a lion sits atop a rocky outcrop in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Magal Sanjeev

“King on his throne!” – a lion sits atop a rocky outcrop in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Magal Sanjeev

Rugendo, a dominant male silverback mountain gorilla, with his family in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Dale Davis

Rugendo, a dominant male silverback mountain gorilla, with his family in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Dale Davis

"Leading the herd" – an elephant herd head for the swamps after feeding all morning in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin

“Leading the herd” – an elephant herd head for the swamps after feeding all morning in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin

A bateleur in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

A bateleur in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

An elephant up close in Marakele National Park, South Africa © Matthew Parvin

An elephant up close in Marakele National Park, South Africa © Matthew Parvin

"Monkey submarine" – a juvenile vervet monkey plays in a puddle of rain water in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

“Monkey submarine” – a juvenile vervet monkey plays in a puddle of rainwater in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

"Peeping Tom" – a lion peers through a gap in the trees in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Derryn Nash

“Peeping Tom” – a lion peers through a gap in the trees in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Derryn Nash

A cheetah while feeding on a kill in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmane Baleiza

A cheetah while feeding on a kill in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmane Baleiza

Giraffes at sunset, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana © Charlie Lynam

Giraffes at sunset, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana © Charlie Lynam

A springbok welcomes her newborn on the red sands of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

A springbok welcomes her newborn on the red sands of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

"Spots and stripes" – brilliant abstract patterns in blue, black and white of a vulturine guineafowl in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya © Steve Holroyd

“Spots and stripes” – brilliant abstract patterns in blue, black and white of a vulturine guineafowl in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya © Steve Holroyd

Up close and personal with meerkats in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Howard Patrick

Up close and personal with meerkats in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Howard Patrick

Young elephants jostle in Dzanga-Sangha National Park, Central African Republic © Gary Krosin

Young elephants jostle in Dzanga-Sangha National Park, Central African Republic © Gary Krosin

A black-backed jackal attempts to catch a Burchell's sandgrouse in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

A black-backed jackal attempts to catch a Burchell’s sandgrouse in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

Giraffes make a run for it in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard

Giraffes make a run for it in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard

A shoebill patiently hunts for prey in Mabamba Swamps, Uganda © Patrice Quillard

A shoebill patiently hunts for prey in Mabamba Swamps, Uganda © Patrice Quillard

A lion walks through golden grass in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Charlie Lynam

A lion walks through golden grass in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Charlie Lynam

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

STORY

Discovering Ethiopia: A photographer discovers the extraordinary country of Ethiopia on a 9-day bird, primate, and wolf-watching photographic safari with Africa Geographic.

Discovering Ethiopia

GALLERIES

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

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 2Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 3

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