Best photos of the week

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Africa Geographic Editorial
Friday, 10 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 2

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

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An elephant calf is met by a large bull. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Charmaine Joubert

📷 An elephant calf is met by a large bull. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Charmaine Joubert

Springbok at a dusty sunrise. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana © David Papenfus

📷 Springbok during a dusty sunrise. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana © David Papenfus

Painted wolves (African wild dogs). Laikipia, Kenya © Dean Bricknell

📷 Painted wolves (African wild dogs). Laikipia, Kenya © Dean Bricknell

Lion cubs rest after having a zebra meal. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Kaido Haagen

📷 Lion cubs rest during a zebra meal. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Kaido Haagen

A moment captured with Siligi the cheetah and four of her seven cubs. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Mauritz Janeke

📷 A moment captured with Siligi the cheetah and four of her seven cubs. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Mauritz Janeke

A male boomslang (tree snake) seeks warmth after a strong summer rain shower. Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Sophie Brown

📷 A male boomslang (tree snake) seeks warmth after a heavy summer downpour. Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa © Sophie Brown

A wildebeest covered in dry mud amongst golden grass. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

📷 Wildebeest, dry mud and golden grass. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

A long-tailed widowbird displays its plumage. Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa © Gavin Duffy

📷 A long-tailed widowbird displays its plumage. Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa © Gavin Duffy

Rock hyraxes on a rock shelf high up a cliff. Leopard Gorge, Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper

📷 Rock hyraxes high up on a cliff rock shelf. Leopard Gorge, Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper

A tree squirrel producers a mirror image reflection while drinking water. Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Braeme Holland

📷 A tree squirrel meets its mirror image while drinking water. Karongwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa © Braeme Holland

A ground pangolin, also known as Temminck's pangolin, foraging for ants and termites. South Africa © Brad Love

📷 A ground pangolin, also known as Temminck’s pangolin, foraging for ants and termites. South Africa © Brad Love

Distant thunderstorm. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana © David Papenfus

📷 Distant thunderstorm in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana © David Papenfus

Zebras resting with caution near to a waterhole. Etosha National Park, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

📷 Zebras resting at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia © Vittorio Ricci

A mossy leaf-tailed gecko. Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar © Bill Klipp

📷 A mossy leaf-tailed gecko in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar © Bill Klipp

A genet takes a quick look out of a tree it has chosen to sleep in for the day. Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Sophie Brown

📷 A genet takes a quick look out of a tree it has chosen to sleep in for the day. Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa © Sophie Brown

A large adult gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) in a rainforest. West of Kampala, Uganda © Daniel Wakefield

📷 A large adult gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) in a rainforest west of Kampala, Uganda © Daniel Wakefield

The essence of a safari, set against a magical African sunrise. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper

📷 The essence of a safari, set against a magical African sunrise. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya © John Piper

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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 2

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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