Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 03 January 2020

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 in full swing and 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.

There are two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1

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 ring-tailed lemur suns herself while her baby keeps a firm hold on her back. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

📷 A ring-tailed lemur suns herself while her baby keeps a firm hold on her back. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

Portrait of a ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii). South Africa © Inger Vandyke

📷 Portrait of a ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii). South Africa © Inger Vandyke

A playful seal during a dive near Seal Rock island. Partridge Point, Cape Peninsula, South Africa © Dr Peet J. Van Eeden

📷 A playful Cape fur seal during a dive near Seal Rock island. Partridge Point, Cape Peninsula, South Africa © Dr Peet J. Van Eeden

Portrait of a Muhimba woman. Southern Angola © Inger Vandyke

📷 Portrait of a Muhimba woman in Southern Angola © Inger Vandyke


A spiny flower mantis. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo © Alice Paghera

📷 A spiny flower mantis. Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo © Alice Paghera

A lion and lioness bring out the claws after mating. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Steyn

📷 A lion and lioness bring out the claws after mating. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa © Armand Steyn

A baby hippo rests on its mother's back in the Luangwa River. Luambe National Park, Zambia © Ralph Stutchbury

📷 A baby hippo rests on its mother’s back in the Luangwa River. Luambe National Park, Zambia © Ralph Stutchbury


Two of Amani's sub-adult cheetah cubs clean each other after feasting on a Thomson's gazelle. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper

📷 Sub-adult cheetah cubs clean each other after feasting on a Thomson’s gazelle. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper

The basket star on a palmate sea fan. False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa © Dr Peet J. Van Eeden

📷 The basket star on a palmate sea fan. False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa © Dr Peet J. Van Eeden

An aerial view of the landscape of Iona National Park, southern Angola © Inger Vandyke

📷 Aerial view of the landscape of Iona National Park, southern Angola © Inger Vandyke

The late Ximpoko, the mighty King of the Timbavati, during a late afternoon sighting. Motswari Private Game Reserve, South Africa © John Piper

📷 The late Ximpoko, during an afternoon game drive in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © John Piper

A lioness from the Cheli Pride shakes the rain off after a heavy rainstorm. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper

📷 A lioness shakes the rain off after a heavy rainstorm. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper


An early morning mist covers the grassland in the Busanga Plains where puku and lechwe rest and graze. Kafue National Park, Zambia © Beverly Houwing

📷 An early morning mist covers the grassland in the Busanga Plains where puku and lechwe rest and graze. Kafue National Park, Zambia © Beverly Houwing

A fish eagle flies by on the Chobe River, Botswana © Fay Olive Luyt

📷 A fish eagle flies over the Chobe River, Botswana © Fay Olive Luyt

A lioness and her three cubs having a feast at the giraffe carcass. Savuti, Botswana © Margie Botha

📷 A lioness and her three cubs feasting on a giraffe carcass. Savuti, Botswana © Margie Botha


A leopardess named Fig surveying her land after sunset. Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya © Yaron Schmid

📷 A leopardess surveys her land after sunset in Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya © Yaron Schmid

A baby dwarf mongoose peers out from one of the many entrances to the den. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

📷 A baby dwarf mongoose peers out from one of the many entrances to the den. Kruger National Park, South Africa © Karen Blackwood

A Verreaux's sifaka clings to a branch with her baby on her shoulder. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

📷 A Verreaux’s sifaka clings to a branch with her baby on her shoulder. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing

An elephant herd on the move. Zakouma National Park, Chad © Lennart Hessel

📷 An elephant herd on the move in Zakouma National Park, Chad © Lennart Hessel

A juvenile bateleur. Manyoni Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Burkhard Schlosser

📷 A juvenile bateleur in Manyoni Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Burkhard Schlosser

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ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE

GALLERY

To see the other gallery for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1

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.

Photographer of the Year 2020 competition

 

 

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