The best photos
of the week

by
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 2.

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"Hippo explosion" – a yellow-billed oxpecker gets a surprise as a large hippo bull erupts in a threat display towards another bull who ventured too close in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Beth Stewart

“Hippo explosion” – a yellow-billed oxpecker gets a surprise as a large hippo bull erupts in a threat display towards another bull who ventured too close in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Beth Stewart

A young mountain gorilla from the Nkuringo family group waits out the rain shower in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Bruce Miller

A young mountain gorilla from the Nkuringo family group waits out the rain shower in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Bruce Miller

"A special moment when an elephant makes eye contact", Okavango Delta, Botswana © Stephanie-Emmy Klarmann

“A special moment when an elephant makes eye contact” – Okavango Delta, Botswana © Stephanie-Emmy Klarmann

A stunning black-maned lion walks towards the photographer in a spectacular dust storm in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A stunning black-maned lion walks towards the photographer in a spectacular dust storm in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A Natal tree frog sits on a leaf in a banana farm in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Ingrid Sellschop

A Natal tree frog sits on a leaf at a banana farm in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Ingrid Sellschop

A serval walks along the road on a wet morning in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Magal Sanjeev

A serval walks along the road on a wet morning in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Magal Sanjeev

Close up of greater flamingos at Lake Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard

Close up of greater flamingos at Lake Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania © Patrice Quillard

A giraffe against a clear sky in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Simon Withyman

A giraffe against a clear sky in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Simon Withyman

A young leopard joins his mother out in the open in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A young leopard joins his mother out in the open in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A young baboon rides on his mother's back in Khaya Ndlovu Game Reserve, South Africa © Margie Botha

A young baboon rides on his mother’s back at Indlovu River Lodge, South Africa © Margie Botha

Wildebeests and dust at sunset in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

Wildebeests and dust at sunset in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

A close up of an elephant bull's head in Savuti, Botswana © Fred von Winckelmann

A close up of an elephant bull’s head in Savuti, Botswana © Fred von Winckelmann

A lone cheetah sits on a mound while a large herd of wildebeest graze in the background in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Tara-ann Chimenti

A lone cheetah sits on a mound while a large herd of wildebeest graze in the background in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Tara-ann Chimenti

Two male ostriches get into a fight in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

Two male ostriches get into a fight in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

Seven white-crested helmetshrikes sit close together on a branch to protect them from the cold of the Lowveld night in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe

Seven white-crested helmetshrikes sit close together on a branch to protect them from the cold of the Lowveld night in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe

"A young cheetah startles at something. He's too young to know what should scare him or not, so everything is scary" – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

“A young cheetah startles at something. He’s too young to know what should scare him or not, so everything is scary” – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

A cattle egret searches for prey amongst the flowering meadow in Namaqualand, South Africa © Vittorio Ricci

A cattle egret searches for prey amongst the flowering meadow in Namaqualand, South Africa © Vittorio Ricci

A subadult secretary bird spotted in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry

A subadult secretary bird spotted in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Carol Barry

A baboon with an antelope calf that it killed in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A baboon with an antelope calf that it killed in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

Just two of the thousands of red toads that gather together to mate in the waters of the Roodekrans Ridge in Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

Just two of the thousands of red toads that gather together to mate in the waters of the Roodekrans Ridge in Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

A lioness peers through the golden grass in the early morning in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Charlie Lynam

A lioness peers through the golden grass in the early morning in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Charlie Lynam

Hippo bulls fight in the Chobe River, Botswana © Hilda le Roux

Hippo bulls fight in the Chobe River, Botswana © Hilda le Roux

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 2.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 1Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 2

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  • Johan Human

    “Hippo explosion” – a red-billed oxpecker gets a surprise as a large hippo bull erupts in a threat display towards another bull who ventured too close in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Beth Stewart

    Beth,
    It is not a Red-billed Oxpecker, it is a Yellow-Billed Oxpecker.

    • Africa Geographic Magazine

      Hi Johan, thank you for pointing that out, we have updated the caption. Much appreciated!