Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 27 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 red-billed oxpecker and a buffalo take a drink together. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alan Nixon

📷 A red-billed oxpecker and buffalo take a drink together. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alan Nixon

Juvenile painted wolves (African wild dogs) with the remains of their meal. Selinda Concession, Botswana © Gerhard Thom

📷 Painted wolves (African wild dogs) with the remains of their meal. Selinda Concession, Botswana © Gerhard Thom

A lion after a fight with his brother. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Kevin Dooley

📷 A lion after a scrap with his brother. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Kevin Dooley


Sunset across the Namib Desert from Mowani Mountain Camp. Damaraland, Namibia © Alastair Marsh

📷 Sunset across the Namib Desert. Damaraland, Namibia © Alastair Marsh

An elephant calf, too young to know how to use its trunk yet, drinks from the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Willem Kruger

📷 An elephant calf, still too young to know how to use its trunk, drinks from the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Willem Kruger

Moments before a spotted hyena catches an eland calf. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷 Moments before a spotted hyena catches an eland calf. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux


A springbok enjoying the flowers after the first shower of rain. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷 A springbok enjoying the flowers after the first shower of rain. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

Children by a traditionally carved door. Stone Town, Zanzibar © Kathryn du Toit

📷 Children play on the steps of a traditional carved door. Stone Town, Zanzibar © Kathryn du Toit

A Namaqua chameleon surveying its surroundings in the Namib Desert. Near Swakopmund, Namibia © Alastair Marsh

📷 A Namaqua chameleon surveying its surroundings in the Namib Desert. Near Swakopmund, Namibia © Alastair Marsh

A baboon picks up a baby after time spent drinking from the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Willem Kruger

📷 A baboon picks up its baby after time spent drinking from the Chobe River. Chobe National Park, Botswana © Willem Kruger

A very curious lion cub on a red dune. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

📷 A very curious lion cub. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Margie Botha

A gabar goshawk takes off after bathing at a waterhole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger

📷 A gabar goshawk takes off after bathing at a waterhole. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Willem Kruger


Zebra playing at dawn. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ivan Glaser

📷 Frisky zebras at dawn. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Ivan Glaser

Juvenile bateleur. Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, South Africa © Daniela Anger

📷 Juvenile bateleur. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Daniela Anger

A lion sits in the rain. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

📷 A lion sits in the rain. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa © Hilda Le Roux

A tawny eagle having his share of a carcass. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alan Nixon

📷 A tawny eagle feasting on an impala carcass. Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Alan Nixon

Impala with reflections on a waterhole. Londolozi Private Game Reserv, South Africa © Pranav Chadha

📷 Impala reflections. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Pranav Chadha

A great white egret catches his lunch at Sunset Dam. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Leon Heyes

📷 A great white egret catches its lunch at Sunset Dam. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Leon Heyes

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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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