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 1, Weekly Selection Gallery 2, and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

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"The power of a lion's roar is immense. It’s always one of the best things to hear when in the bush. Such a distinctive and mesmerising sound" – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Justin Thorne

“The power of a lion’s roar is immense. It’s always one of the best things to hear when in the bush. Such a distinctive and mesmerising sound” – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Justin Thorne

A female Grauer's gorilla in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Hesté de Beer

A female Grauer’s gorilla in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Hesté de Beer

Early morning hot air balloon over Sossusvlei, Namibia © Dale G. Davis

Early morning hot air balloon over Sossusvlei, Namibia © Dale G. Davis

A unique capture of a woolly-necked stork in Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia © Mark Nicholson

A unique capture of a woolly-necked stork in Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia © Mark Nicholson

A gelada (also known as a bleeding-heart monkey) yawns in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Patrice Quillard

A gelada (also known as a bleeding-heart monkey) yawns in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia © Patrice Quillard

A Goliath heron preens itself at the Umkhobi Lagoon in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Jacques Sellschop

A Goliath heron preens itself at the Umkhobi Lagoon in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Jacques Sellschop

An adorable blue-eyed leopard cub in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Carol Barry

An adorable blue-eyed leopard cub in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Carol Barry

A genet prepares for a hard day's sleep in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Sophie Brown

A genet prepares for a hard day’s sleep in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Sophie Brown

Butterflies look for moisture in the mud in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Vittorio Ricci

Butterflies look for moisture in the mud in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Vittorio Ricci

An elephant calf amongst adults in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

An elephant calf amongst adults in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

A mother lion and her three cubs walk into the sunset in Maseke Balule Game Reserve, South Africa © Adrian van Zyl

A mother lion and her cubs walk into the sunset in Maseke Balule Game Reserve, South Africa © Adrian van Zyl

A curious juvenile great white shark breaches close to the boat in Mossel Bay, South Africa © Matthew Scerri

A curious juvenile great white shark breaches close to the boat in Mossel Bay, South Africa © Matthew Scerri

A leopardess and her cub play in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ruzdi Ekenheim

A leopardess and her cub play in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ruzdi Ekenheim

"This fish eagle attempted to catch a fish and missed (you can see the fish just in front the eagle’s talons)" – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

“This fish eagle attempted to catch a fish and missed (you can see the fish just in front the eagle’s talons)” – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

Portrait of a Mursi tribesman in Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Janet Regan

Portrait of a Mursi tribesman in Omo Valley, Ethiopia © Janet Regan

A saddle-billed stork with its tiny prey in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Daniela Anger

A saddle-billed stork with its tiny prey in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Daniela Anger

Vulturine guineafowl in Tsavo West National Park. Kenya © Thomas Retterath

Vulturine guineafowl in Tsavo West National Park. Kenya © Thomas Retterath

Climbing up a sand dune in Sesriem, Namib Desert, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

Climbing up a sand dune in Sesriem, Namib Desert, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

Black-winged stilt looks for food in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Vittorio Ricci

A black-winged stilt looks for food in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Vittorio Ricci

A Cape ground squirrel spotted in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmane Baleiza

A Cape ground squirrel spotted in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charmane Baleiza

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 1, Weekly Selection Gallery 2, and Weekly Selection Gallery 4.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 1

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 2

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 4

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