Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 06 December 2019

Our Photographer of the Year 2020 competition, brought to you by Airlink, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve, is now open for submissions!

The competition runs from December 2019 through to the end of April 2020, 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 Djuma Private Game Reserve, located in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve in the Big 5 Greater Kruger, South Africa. Read about the safari enjoyed by the 2019 winners here.

Get your entries in now and join us in celebrating Africa! Click here for more details about how to enter

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A leopard cub pops his head out of an excavated termite mound. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Jo Taylor

📷 A juvenile leopard pops his head out of an excavated termite mound. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Jo Taylor

A spotted hyena carries the remains of a kill. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Manuel Graf

📷 A spotted hyena carries the remains of a kill. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Manuel Graf

A young mouse feeds on grass seeds. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa © Cheryl Cranfield

📷 A young four-striped grass mouse feeds on grass seeds. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa © Cheryl Cranfield

Elephants enjoy a dust bath after their drink at the waterhole. Tsavo West National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin

📷 Elephants enjoy a dust bath after their drink at the waterhole. Tsavo West National Park, Kenya © Tim Nicklin

A Cape turtle dove is not impressed with a crested barbet sitting on a branch and tries to chase it away. From a garden in Bloemfontein, South Africa © Willem Kruger

📷 A laughing dove is not impressed with a crested barbet sitting on a branch and tries to chase it away. From a garden in Bloemfontein, South Africa © Willem Kruger

A lioness gets in a quick evening drink. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley

📷 A lioness gets in a quick evening drink. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley

A mother spotted hyena cleans her cub. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Landie Fourie

📷 A mother spotted hyena cleans her cub. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Landie Fourie

A honeybee busily collects pollen for the hive. Jeffreys Bay, South Africa © Jean Goldstone

📷 A honeybee busily collects pollen for the hive. Jeffreys Bay, South Africa © Jean Goldstone

A leopard gets a better view after finding a zebra colt. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley

📷 A leopard gets a better view after finding a zebra colt. Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kevin Dooley

An impressive close up of a mountain gorilla. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Manuel Graf

📷 Mountain gorilla enjoying a meal. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Manuel Graf

A helmeted guineafowl forages around the edge of a waterhole. Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Willem Kruger

📷 A helmeted guineafowl forages around the edge of a waterhole. Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Willem Kruger

A painted wolf (African wild dog) takes a short break from running in the harsh summer heat, and takes a dip in a muddy puddle to cool down. A moment of brief tranquillity before jumping back up to join the nomadic pack. Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Samuel Cox

📷 A painted wolf (African wild dog) takes a short break from running in the harsh summer heat, in a muddy puddle. A moment of brief tranquillity before jumping back up to join the nomadic pack. Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Samuel Cox

A cheetah with its kill close to Twee Rivieren Camp. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Manuel Graf

📷 A cheetah feeding near Twee Rivieren Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Manuel Graf

Thousands of red-billed queleas erupt and fill the skies, dwarfing the grazing zebras. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Samuel Cox

📷 Thousands of red-billed queleas erupt and fill the skies, dwarfing the grazing Crawshay’s zebras. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia © Samuel Cox

A lion lies in a thick bush by the side of a road with his wildebeest kill. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Manuel Graf

📷 A lion chews on his wildebeest kill. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Manuel Graf

A yellow-billed hornbill with a large toad. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger

📷 A yellow-billed hornbill with its kill a large toad. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger

A newly introduced cheetah keeps a sharp eye out after relocating from South Africa to Malawi. Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi © Jo Taylor

📷 A newly introduced cheetah keeps a sharp eye out after relocating from South Africa to Malawi. Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi © Jo Taylor

A pearl-spotted owlet enjoys the last of the sun's rays while looking out for a potential snack. It is sitting on a wooden board at Dedeben Research Center in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa © Thilo Beck

📷 A pearl-spotted owlet enjoys the last of the sun’s rays while looking out for a potential snack. It is sitting on a wooden board at Dedeben Research Center in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa © Thilo Beck

A beautifully back-lit capture of a dominant lion. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Ankit Desai

📷 Back-lit capture of a dominant lion. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Ankit Desai

A yellow baboon relaxes on a rock by the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Willem Kruger

📷 A yellow baboon relaxes on a rock overlooking the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Willem Kruger

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Enter our Photographer of the Year 2020

Our Photographer of the Year 2020 is now open for entries! For more information, and to enter your photographs, have a look at our dedicated competition page here.

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  • Brian Wilkins

    AWESOME PHOTOS

  • Tony de Oliveira

    great start to this competition, good luck to all