Africa in Focus Photo Competition – Week One Entries


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Our annual Wilderness Safaris Photographic Competition has opened for entries. This year’s competition, Africa in Focus, invites entries taken anywhere on the African continent – photographs that celebrate the beauty and splendour of Africa.

Join us by sharing your favourite photographs that define Africa – her magnificent landscapes, unparalleled wildlife, and culturally rich, welcoming people. With the global COVID-19 pandemic inhibiting travel and challenging us on so many levels, now more than ever we need to reminisce – and dream – of Africa’s beauty, adventure, wide-open spaces, and true wilderness.

Whether you’re photographing elephant crossing the snaking blue channels of the Okavango, Himba traversing the rolling dunes of the Kaokoveld, the intense gaze of a mountain gorilla, a camel caravan in the Sahara, or any other striking scene, we’d love to see the best images you have to offer. You can submit your entries here.

The first week has seen us garner many amazing entries in a number of the prescribed categories. Have a look at some of our favourites so far. We hope this selection inspires you to enter your photos from Africa.

‘Baby teeth’ by Yaron Schmid

‘Brown Hyaena at Sossusvlei’ by Johanna Decker. An early morning on the way to Dead Vlei.

‘Nothing behind us and everything ahead of us’ by Randal Ball. A family of elephants walks past a leadwood tree as the sun sets over Tlou Dam in Madikwe.

‘The King and his Queen’ by Ruzdi Ekenheim

‘Woman in the Water’ by Late Baumwell. One of the many beautiful women seaweed farmers that I came across during my short stay in Zanzibar.

‘Rainy Season’ by Martin Groth

‘Endangered Shoebill in Murchison Falls National Park’ by Calberac Nicolas

‘Lions Drinking’ by Robert Hofmeyr

‘Elephant Train’ by Shirley Nannini. Taken from a helicopter between Savuti and Linyanti Tented Camp, Botswana.

‘Footprint in the Desert’ by Marcello Galleano. The ears, large and wide, save this fennec from the sweltering weather. This is the smallest fox in the world, immortalised here while walking in the perfect dunes of the Tunisian Sahara Desert.

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