The best photos
of the week

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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 1 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

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"These two nomadic brothers tried to take over a pride, however they were completely overpowered by the lioness who chased these intruders away from her pride" – Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Magal Sanjeev

“These two nomadic brothers tried to take over a pride, however they were completely overpowered by the lioness who chased these intruders away from her pride” – Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Magal Sanjeev

A mountain gorilla eats in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Hesté de Beer

A mountain gorilla eats in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Hesté de Beer

Close up of a lioness yawning in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

Close up of a lioness yawning in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

"Ghosts of Etosha" – three large elephant bulls converge at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Mari van Bosch

“Ghosts of Etosha” – three large elephant bulls converge at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Mari van Bosch

A tinker reed frog is discovered while exploring the undergrowth in the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve, South Africa © Ingrid Sellschop

A tinker reed frog is discovered while exploring the undergrowth in the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve, South Africa © Ingrid Sellschop

A colourful blue-headed agama takes a minute to pose in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Alice van Kempen

A colourful blue-headed agama takes a minute to pose in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Alice van Kempen

A painted wolf (African wild dog) with an unusually beautiful coat in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Anthony Goldman

A painted wolf (African wild dog) with an unusually beautiful coat in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Anthony Goldman

A lion with a short mane slinks around the territory of another male in Botswana © Beth Stewart

A lion with a short mane slinks around the territory of another male in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Beth Stewart

Greater flamingos at Lake Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard

Greater flamingos at Lake Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard

A lioness strolls by at sunset in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ramachandiran Govinaraj

A lioness strolls by at sunset in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ramachandiran Govinaraj

A regal lion spotted in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

A regal lion spotted in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

"After the rains" in Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho © Koos Fourie

“After the rains” – Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho © Koos Fourie

An elephant walks down a dirt road in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana © Charlie Lynam

An elephant walks down a dirt road in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana © Charlie Lynam

An African wildcat spotted at night in Tuli Block, Botswana © Eddie Coombes

An African wildcat spotted at night in Tuli Block, Botswana © Eddie Coombes

A Nile crocodile catches a large catfish in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Tim Driman

A Nile crocodile catches a large catfish in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Tim Driman

A 'meditating' ring-tailed lemur in the morning sun in Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Gary Krosin

A ‘meditating’ ring-tailed lemur in the morning sun in Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Gary Krosin

A white rhino takes a mud bath in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A white rhino takes a mud bath in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A leopard sits on a fallen tree in Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

A leopard sits on a fallen tree in Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

Cheetahs feed on a springbok in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmane Baleiza

Cheetahs feed on a springbok in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmane Baleiza

A grey heron with an itch in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry

A grey heron with an itch in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry

A leopard carries his kill in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A lioness stalks a wildebeest calf in the pouring rain, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Stephanie-Emmy Klarmann

A lioness stalks a wildebeest calf in the pouring rain, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Stephanie-Emmy Klarmann

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 1 and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 1Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 3

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