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Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 17 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 we are excited to announce the Semi-finalists! Only two weeks to go before we announce our winners!

Our semi-finalists stand a chance to win a great prize as 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 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 two galleries showcasing the Semi-finalists. To see the other gallery click here: Semi-finalists Gallery 2

The following gallery of Semi-finalists is in no particular order.

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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

Portrait of a spotted hyena, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ian Ground

Portrait of a spotted hyena, Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ian Ground

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 portrait of a Wodaabe dancer caught by the light of the sun, Chad © Trevor Cole

A portrait of a Wodaabe dancer caught by the light of the sun, Chad © Trevor Cole

“Watching me, watching you” – Okavango Delta, Botswana © Clare Doolan

“Watching me, watching you” – Okavango Delta, Botswana © Clare Doolan

A hippo surfaces out of the water at speed in Chobe National Park, Botswana © Deena Sveinsson

A hippo surfaces out of the water at speed in Chobe National Park, Botswana © Deena Sveinsson

“A moment of thought” – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Dalida Innes

“A moment of thought” – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Dalida Innes

A rescued and released black-bellied pangolin in Cameroon © Angelia Young / Tikki Hywood Foundation

A rescued and released black-bellied pangolin in Cameroon © Angelia Young / Tikki Hywood Foundation

Juvenile Cape foxes suckle on their mother in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer

Juvenile Cape foxes suckle on their mother in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa © Hesté de Beer

A jumping spider (Hyllus sp.) in a folded leaf in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Eraine van Schalkwyk

A jumping spider (Hyllus sp.) in a folded leaf in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Eraine van Schalkwyk

“The wolf amongst the sheep” – a painted wolf (African wild dog) with its pack in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper

“The wolf amongst the sheep” – a painted wolf (African wild dog) with its pack in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Ross Couper

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

“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 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 muddy rhino in a reserve in South Africa © Kevin Dooley

A muddy rhino in a reserve in South Africa © Kevin Dooley

Lion cubs look up at their mother while at a wildebeest kill in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Daniel Koen

Lion cubs look up at their mother while at a wildebeest kill in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Daniel Koen

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

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

A lion drags an elephant calf under a tree to feed after it was killed by two lions the previous night, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

A lion drags an elephant calf under a tree to feed after it was killed by two lions the previous night, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe © Jens Cullmann

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

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

An eyed-flower mantis mimics flower petals to give it advantage over potential predators in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Tanya Nadauld

An eyed-flower mantis mimics flower petals to give it advantage over potential predators in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa © Tanya Nadauld

“This male leopard retrieved his warthog kill from a spotted hyena. Here he is running with the kill away from the hyena towards a tree.” – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

“This male leopard retrieved his warthog kill from a spotted hyena. Here he is running with the kill away from the hyena towards a tree.” – Kruger National Park, South Africa © Ernest Porter

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

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

Salt caravans begin their westward journey after sunset in the Afar Depression, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer

Salt caravans begin their westward journey after sunset in the Afar Depression, Ethiopia © Hesté de Beer

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To see the other gallery click here: Semi-finalists Gallery 2

Photographer of the Year 2019 Semi-finalists Gallery 2

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