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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 3.

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Leopard eyes up close in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

Leopard eyes up close in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Patrice Quillard

Tim, the iconic tusker, makes his way to the marshlands in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Dean Bricknell

Tim, the iconic tusker, makes his way to the marshlands in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Dean Bricknell

Samburu warriors chat amongst themselves at sunset in Samburu National Park, Kenya © Charlotte Hill

Samburu warriors chat amongst themselves at sunset in Samburu National Park, Kenya © Charlotte Hill

"Unlikely drinking partners" – a lion and elephant meet at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Prelena Soma Owen

“Unlikely drinking partners” – a lion and elephant meet at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Prelena Soma Owen

A leopard patrols his territory in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Jane Pearce

A leopard patrols his territory in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Jane Pearce

Scaly-feathered finch chicks in southern Namib Desert, Namibia © Sanet Rossouw

Scaly-feathered finch chicks in southern Namib Desert, Namibia © Sanet Rossouw

Close up of an elephant's eye in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Dirk Uys

Close up of an elephant’s eye in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Dirk Uys

A lanner falcon comes in for the kill on a flock of red-billed queleas at a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe

A lanner falcon comes in for the kill on a flock of red-billed queleas at a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Gideon Malherbe

A young leopardess spotted in Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andrew Taylor

A young leopardess spotted in Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Andrew Taylor

A southern ground-hornbill with the remains of a scrub hare in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Derek Whalley

A southern ground-hornbill with the remains of a scrub hare in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Derek Whalley

A sleeping lion is pestered awake by an onslaught of flies in Khwai, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen

A sleeping lion is pestered awake by an onslaught of flies in Khwai, Botswana © Prelena Soma Owen

The deadly smile of a rinkhals (ring-necked spitting cobra) at eye level in Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

The deadly smile of a rinkhals (ring-necked spitting cobra) at eye level in Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

A lone giraffe walks across the plains at the start of a storm in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Charlotte Rhodes

A lone giraffe walks across the plains at the start of a storm in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Charlotte Rhodes

Hot air balloon over the Namib Desert, Namibia © Georgie Smith

Hot air balloon over the Namib Desert, Namibia © Georgie Smith

Cheetah cubs play in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Rhona Sellschop

Cheetah cubs play in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Rhona Sellschop

The sun's rays touch the dunes in the early morning in the Namib Desert, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

The sun’s rays touch the dunes in the early morning in the Namib Desert, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

A black-backed jackal charges after doves in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

A black-backed jackal charges after doves in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

"Mount Longonot, a dormant stratovolcano, is green after a few weeks worth of rain. On the side of the main cone is a parasitic cone. These are formed when fractures exist along the side of the main cone. Eventually, those fractures reach the magma chamber and cause an eruption on the side of the main volcano and form what is called a parasitic cone. " – Great Rift Valley, Kenya © Bobby Neptune

“Mount Longonot, a dormant stratovolcano, is green after a few weeks worth of rain. On the side of the main cone is a parasitic cone. These are formed when fractures exist along the side of the main cone. Eventually, those fractures reach the magma chamber and cause an eruption on the side of the main volcano creating a parasitic cone. ” – Great Rift Valley, Kenya © Bobby Neptune

Tongue of Rothschild's giraffe wrapped around acacia thorns and leaves in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya © Jen Watson

Tongue of Rothschild’s giraffe wrapped around acacia thorns and leaves in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya © Jen Watson

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

GALLERY

To see the other galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1, Weekly Selection Gallery 2, and Weekly Selection Gallery 3.

Photographer of the Year Weekly Selection Gallery 1

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 2

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection Gallery 3

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