The best 101 photos

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Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 10 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 first of our finalists: The Top 101! Keep an eye out for the upcoming galleries in May as we continue announcing 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 the Top 101. To see the other galleries for the Top 101 click here: Top 101 Gallery 1Top 101 Gallery 2, and Top 101 Gallery 4.

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Lion cubs spotted in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Corlette Wessels

Lion cubs spotted in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Corlette Wessels

The dry season in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux

The dry season in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Hilda le Roux

An Atlantic Portuguese man-o'-war, False Bay, South Africa © Geo Cloete

An Atlantic Portuguese man-o’-war, False Bay, South Africa © Geo Cloete

'Tim, one of Africa’s biggest and most legendary elephants. He is one of the few remaining tuskers, with tusks going all the way to the ground.' – Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Björn Persson

“Tim, one of Africa’s biggest and most legendary elephants. He is one of the few remaining tuskers, with tusks going all the way to the ground.” – Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Björn Persson

A painted wolf (African wild dog) with a baboon's hand in its mouth, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

A painted wolf (African wild dog) with a baboon’s hand in its mouth, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

Fishermen at sunrise on the Chobe River, Chobe, Botswana © Johan Van Rensburg

Fishermen at sunrise on the Chobe River, Chobe, Botswana © Johan Van Rensburg

"Master of camouflage" – a puff adder in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Theo Busschau

“Master of camouflage” – a puff adder in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Theo Busschau

A black-backed jackal flies to catch breakfast in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Michiel Duvenhage

A black-backed jackal flies to catch breakfast in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Michiel Duvenhage

A colourful blue-headed agama takes a minute to pose in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Alice van Kempen

A colourful blue-headed agama takes a minute to pose in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Alice van Kempen

A bateleur in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

A bateleur in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Charlie Lynam

An elephant bull kicks up the mud with his feet while standing in a waterhole in Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana © Fred von Winckelmann

An elephant bull kicks up the mud with his feet while standing in a waterhole in Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana © Fred von Winckelmann

A young female leopard resting in a dead tree in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Willem Landman

A young female leopard resting in a dead tree in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Willem Landman

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

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

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

An elephant leans its head up against a tree in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Henk Albronda

An elephant leans its head up against a tree in Kruger National Park, South Africa © Henk Albronda

Sunset illuminates elephants as they roam the Okavango Delta, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis

Sunset illuminates elephants as they roam the Okavango Delta, Botswana © Panos Laskarakis

A goshawk takes off with a meerkat in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prof. Gert Lamprecht

A goshawk takes off with a meerkat in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Prof. Gert Lamprecht

"The prize" – a lion with a piece of a buffalo kill in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Joni Munsterteiger

“The prize” – a lion with a piece of a buffalo kill in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Joni Munsterteiger

Lesser flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya © Dave Richards

Lesser flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya © Dave Richards

Spitzkoppe after a dust storm in winter, Namib Desert, Namibia © Hesté de Beer

Spitzkoppe after a dust storm in winter, Namib Desert, Namibia © Hesté de Beer

"Best pillow in the world" – a lion cub rests with his mother in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Yaron Schmid

“Best pillow in the world” – a lion cub rests with his mother in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Yaron Schmid

A painted wolf (African wild dog) in South Africa © Kevin Dooley

A painted wolf (African wild dog) in South Africa © Kevin Dooley

A lion attacks an already injured spotted hyena near a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Barry du Plessis

A lion attacks an already injured spotted hyena near a waterhole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Barry du Plessis

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

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

"Queen with her meaty crown" – a lioness feasts on a nyala bull in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Port

“Queen with her meaty crown” – a lioness feasts on a nyala bull in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ernest Port

An Ethiopian mountain man with his horse, Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley

An Ethiopian mountain man with his horse, Ethiopia © Kevin Dooley

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

GALLERY

To see the other galleries for the Top 101 click here: Top 101 Gallery 1Top 101 Gallery 2, and Top 101 Gallery 4.

Photographer of the Year 2019 Top 101 Gallery 1

Photographer of the Year 2019 Top 101 Gallery 2

Photographer of the Year 2019 Top 101 Gallery 4

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