The best photos
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Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 03 May 2019

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is brought to you by Airlink, with a stunning prize provided by Klaserie Drift Safari Camps. The competition has now closed for entries and this week we will look at the last remaining entries chosen for the Weekly Selection galleries. Keep an eye out for the upcoming galleries in May as we announce the finalists and eventually the winners at the end of the month!

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.

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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"Baboon eyes" – Diani Beach, Kenya © Dori Hoffmann

“Baboon eyes” – Diani Beach, Kenya © Dori Hoffmann

An eastern lowland gorilla (Grauer’s gorilla) infant in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Sushil Chauhan

An eastern lowland gorilla (Grauer’s gorilla) infant in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo © Sushil Chauhan

"Karnak Temple Complex – The massive stone pillars of the temple are a testament to the building prowess of the ancient Egyptians. One can only imagine in wonder what a sight it must have been to witness this spectacle all those centuries ago." – Luxor, Egypt © Kunal Gupta

“Karnak Temple Complex – The massive stone pillars of the temple are a testament to the building prowess of the ancient Egyptians. One can only imagine in wonder what a sight it must have been to witness this spectacle all those centuries ago.” – Luxor, Egypt © Kunal Gupta

Tawny eagles clash in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis

Tawny eagles clash in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis

A mother leopard stands up on a mound calling for her cub who she'd left to go hunting in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Andrew Morgan

A mother leopard stands up on a mound calling for her cub who she’d left to go hunting in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Andrew Morgan

"In Africa things do not always go according to plan, even for the largest. This elephant misjudged the placement of the edge of this waterhole resulting in an unexpected but perfect and gracious dive into the water." – Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

“In Africa things do not always go according to plan, even for the largest. This elephant misjudged the placement of the edge of this waterhole resulting in an unexpected but perfect and gracious dive into the water.” – Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © John Vosloo

A leopard rests after eating in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Janine Malan

A leopard rests after eating in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Janine Malan

Up close with an elephant in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper

Up close with an elephant in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper

A ground pangolin (also known as Temminck's pangolin) takes a break between eating ants and termites in Namibia © Jacha Potgieter

A ground pangolin (also known as Temminck’s pangolin) takes a break between eating ants and termites in Namibia © Jacha Potgieter

"A mother's care" – Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Gerald Hinde

“A mother’s care” – Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Gerald Hinde

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

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

An egret preens itself in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

An egret preens itself in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

Giraffes fight for dominance in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Erin Long

Giraffes fight for dominance in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Erin Long

A black-and-white colobus monkey with its young (who are born white) in Naivasha, Nairobi © Faraaz Abdool

A black-and-white colobus monkey with its young (who are born white) in Naivasha, Kenya © Faraaz Abdool

A blue agama enjoys the afternoon sun in Keetmanshoop, Namibia © Beata Bettaglio Spangenberg

A blue agama enjoys the afternoon sun in Keetmanshoop, Namibia © Beata Bettaglio Spangenberg

A male lion stretches out and rests in the high grass of Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Björn Persson

A male lion stretches out and rests in the high grass of Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Björn Persson

A herd of zebra are framed by hot air balloons in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Preeti & Prashant Chacko

A herd of zebra are framed by hot air balloons in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Preeti & Prashant Chacko

A defassa waterbuck in Naivasha, Kenya © Yaron Schmid

A defassa waterbuck in Naivasha, Kenya © Yaron Schmid

The mighty Murchison Falls in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda © Patrice Quillard

The mighty Murchison Falls in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda © Patrice Quillard

A cute baby Cape ground squirrel spotted in southern Namib, Namibia © Sanet Rossouw

A cute baby Cape ground squirrel spotted in southern Namib, Namibia © Sanet Rossouw

A Verreaux's eagle-owl (also known as a giant eagle owl) drinks from a waterhole at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis

A Verreaux’s eagle-owl (also known as a giant eagle owl) drinks from a waterhole at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Annemarie du Plessis

A group of king fish surround their prey, silverback fish, in Sodwana Bay, South Africa © Pier Mane

A group of king fish surround their prey, silverback fish, in Sodwana Bay, South Africa © Pier Mane

A lion with a spotted hyena in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Willem Landman

A lion with a spotted hyena in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Willem Landman

Red-billed queleas captured at a slow shutter speed in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

Red-billed queleas captured at a slow shutter speed in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prelena Soma Owen

A yellow-billed hornbill with a bat meal, shortly before swallowing it whole, in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hubert Janiszewski

A yellow-billed hornbill with a bat meal, shortly before swallowing it whole, in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hubert Janiszewski

"As I ventured out to explore this tidal pool, I never would have guessed that I would find a rocksucker fish (Chorisochismus dentex) hunting as a subject for a split level photograph." – West Coast, South Africa © Geo Cloete

“As I ventured out to explore this tidal pool, I never would have guessed that I would find a rocksucker fish (Chorisochismus dentex) hunting as a subject for a split level photograph.” – West Coast, South Africa © Geo Cloete

Vervet monkeys on a roof at Tshokwane picnic site in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

Vervet monkeys on a roof at Tshokwane picnic site in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

A southern grey-headed sparrow hops between branches in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Mart-Mari Duvenhage

A southern grey-headed sparrow hops between branches in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Mart-Mari Duvenhage

An olive marsh snake peeks though the rushes in Khwai Private Reserve, Botswana © Jaco Beukman

An olive marsh snake peeks though the rushes in Khwai Private Reserve, Botswana © Jaco Beukman

A close up of a chimpanzee's hand after a rain shower in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Uganda © Anthony Ochieng

A close up of a chimpanzee’s hand after a rain shower in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Uganda © Anthony Ochieng

A beautiful vulture stretches out its wings in the sun for heat in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Björn Persson

A beautiful vulture stretches out its wings in the sun for heat in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Björn Persson

An African fish eagle with a tigerfish catch at the Zambezi River, Zambezi Region (formerly Caprivi), Namibia © Willem Landman

An African fish eagle with a tigerfish catch at the Zambezi River, Zambezi Region (formerly Caprivi), Namibia © Willem Landman

A Cape fox keeps guard over the den on a chilly morning in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

A Cape fox keeps guard over the den on a chilly morning in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Wilmari Porter

A baboon rests his hands on a tree trunk in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Marijke Claassen

A baboon rests his hands on a tree trunk in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Marijke Claassen

Lynx spider (Oxyopes schenkeli) guarding her spiderlings in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Eraine van Schalkwyk

Lynx spider (Oxyopes schenkeli) guarding her spiderlings in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Eraine van Schalkwyk

Grey crowned cranes spotted in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Lakshitha Karunarathna

Grey crowned cranes spotted in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Lakshitha Karunarathna

A hippo spotted in the Chobe River in Chobe National Park, Botswana © Cheryl Cranfield

A hippo spotted in the Chobe River in Chobe National Park, Botswana © Cheryl Cranfield

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 3.



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