The best photos
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Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 19 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 heading into the last week for receiving entries and at midnight on April 30th (CAT time) 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 two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1

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A leopard rests on a lazy afternoon after feasting on an impala kill in Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Grobler

A leopard rests on a lazy afternoon after feasting on an impala kill in Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Grobler

Portrait of spotted hyena in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

Portrait of spotted hyena in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

A lioness watches on as her curious cub approaches the photographer in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Luke Street

A lioness watches on as her curious cub approaches the photographer in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Luke Street

"Hanging out" – a young mountain gorilla displays its climbing skills in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Tina Antrobus

“Hanging out” – a young mountain gorilla displays its climbing skills in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Tina Antrobus

Hippos spotted at sunrise in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Vittorio Ricci

Hippos spotted at sunrise in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Vittorio Ricci

"This lazy boy was clearly not in the mood for 'fast' food, he probably had springbok for breakfast" – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

“This lazy boy was clearly not in the mood for ‘fast’ food, he probably had springbok for breakfast” – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

A fish eagle takes flight in Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia © Carol Barry

A fish eagle takes flight in Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia © Carol Barry

Buffalo and yellow-billed oxpecker in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Colin Taylor

Buffalo and yellow-billed oxpecker in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Colin Taylor

An incredible sight as a herd of elephants emerge from behind the horizon in the fading evening light in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

An incredible sight as a herd of elephants emerge from behind the horizon in the fading evening light in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

A leopard cub climbs up the nearest tree after mommy charged towards an approaching hyena in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A leopard cub climbs up the nearest tree after mommy charged towards an approaching hyena in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Porter

"Leap of faith" – wildebeests cross the Mara River in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Simone Basini

“Leap of faith” – wildebeests cross the Mara River in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Simone Basini

Endemic Sokoke scops owls roost together in Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve, Kenya © Steve Holroyd

Endemic Sokoke scops owls roost together in Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve, Kenya © Steve Holroyd

A red toad sings his mating call in the waters of the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

A red toad sings his mating call in the waters of the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

A lion cub grabs his mother's leg as she gets up after resting in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Owen Jason Kandume

A lion cub grabs his mother’s leg as she gets up after resting in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Owen Jason Kandume

A black-backed jackal approaches a waterhole for a late afternoon drink in Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana © Mart-Mari Duvenhage

A black-backed jackal approaches a waterhole for a late afternoon drink in Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana © Mart-Mari Duvenhage

"Hidden beauty" – a black-fronted duiker spotted in the thick brush in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Tina Antrobus

“Hidden beauty” – a black-fronted duiker spotted in the thick brush in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Tina Antrobus

A serval pounces on its prey in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Derek Howes

A serval pounces on its prey in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Derek Howes

A vulture takes flight in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Guy Scott

A vulture takes flight in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Guy Scott

A solitary elephant bull in the Makuleke Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Colin Taylor

A solitary elephant bull in the Makuleke Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Colin Taylor

Lanner falcons fight over the remains of a dove in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Michiel Duvenhage

Lanner falcons fight over the remains of a dove in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Michiel Duvenhage

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

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

A leopard with a porcupine which he killed swiftly without any injury to himself in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Mari van Bosch

A leopard with a porcupine which he killed swiftly without any injury to himself in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Mari van Bosch

"Twist and curl" – Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Luke Street

“Twist and curl” – Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Luke Street

A cautious rock monitor passes by Shingwedzi Camp in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Alfred Mark Watts

A cautious rock monitor passes by Shingwedzi Camp in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Alfred Mark Watts

"This herd of zebra waited on the sidelines until the elephants had had their fill and then took the opportunity to fill every available space at the watering hole" – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Colin Taylor

“This herd of zebra waited on the sidelines until the elephants had had their fill and then took the opportunity to fill every available space at the waterhole” – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Colin Taylor

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

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To see the other gallery for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 1

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