The best photos
of the week

by
Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 26 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 now in 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 before it’s too late 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 galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2, Weekly Selection Gallery 3, and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

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A lion cub stalks his mom while hiding the rocks in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Jon Warburton

A lion cub stalks his mom while hiding behind the rocks in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Jon Warburton

An abundistic (or pseudo-melanistic) zebra in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Andrea Marzorati

An abundistic (or pseudo-melanistic) zebra in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Andrea Marzorati

A young lion rests in Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana © Dave Pusey

A young lion rests in Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana © Dave Pusey

An infant gelada (also known as a bleeding-heart monkey) falls asleep while suckling from his mother in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Patrice Quillard

An infant gelada (also known as a bleeding-heart monkey) falls asleep while suckling from his mother in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Patrice Quillard

Mzee (100) poses with his wife (90) for a portrait in Jinja, Uganda © Bob Ditty

Mzee (100) poses with his wife (90) for a portrait in Jinja, Uganda © Bob Ditty

"Climbing Dune 45" in Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia © Dale G. Davis

“Climbing Dune 45” in Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia © Dale G. Davis

Tawny eagles fight for dominance over food in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Matthew Scerri

Tawny eagles fight for dominance over food in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Matthew Scerri

Massive flocks of flamingos on Lake Logipe, Kenya © Bobby Neptune

Massive flocks of flamingos on Lake Logipe, Kenya © Bobby Neptune

A three-banded courser spotted in the Rift Valley, Kenya © Faraaz Abdool

A three-banded courser spotted in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya © Faraaz Abdool

A white rhino bull spotted in the early morning in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jaco Beukman

A white rhino bull spotted in the early morning in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Jaco Beukman

A lioness takes a drink after gorging on an elephant carcass in Chobe National Park, Botswana © Andrea Marzorati

A lioness takes a drink after gorging on an elephant carcass in Chobe National Park, Botswana © Andrea Marzorati

"The joys of motherhood" – an alpha female meerkat patiently nurses her young brood in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

“The joys of motherhood” – an alpha meerkat patiently nurses her young brood in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

A puffadder in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa © Thilo Beck

A puffadder in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa © Thilo Beck

"A young lioness watches her brother – the only male lion in a pride of 15 – practice stalking" in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

“A young lioness watches her brother – the only male lion in a pride of 15 – practice stalking” in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

Giraffes gather near a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Cindee Beechwood

Giraffes gather near a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Cindee Beechwood

A leopard cub spotted in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Carol Barry

A leopard cub spotted in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Carol Barry

A librarian shows a thousand-year-old Quranic manuscript in an ancient library in Chinguetti, Mauritania © Gary Krosin

A librarian shows a thousand-year-old Quranic manuscript in an ancient library in Chinguetti, Mauritania © Gary Krosin

An elephant calf peers out from under his mother in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux

An elephant calf peers out from under his mother in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux

Gemsbok in a vast, open savannah in Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

Gemsbok in a vast, open savannah in Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

A male hippo charges in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Tim Driman

A male hippo charges in Okavango Delta, Botswana © Tim Driman

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

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To see the other galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2, Weekly Selection Gallery 3, and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 2

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 3

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 4

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  • Walter Tingle

    Such fantastic photos, very glad I don’t have to choose the best!