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Winners 2018

Grand Prize Winner

Lakshitha Karunarathna
Sri Lanka

 

Lakshitha Karunarathna's "Swinging time" has been voted the winner of Africa's Photographer of the Year's 2018! His photo was taken on safari in the Maasai Mara. 

Capture Africa

Vittorio Ricci

Italy

Vittorio Ricci's "thirsty zebras at the waterhole having a night drink' has been voted the winner of Africa's Photographer of the Year's 'Capture Africa category! His photo was taken in October 2016 in Zimanga Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal. Vittorio walks away with the quarterly prize of the SWAROVSKI OPTIK CL Companion 10x30 Wild Nature Binoculars, valued at $1,400.

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February - March Winner

Arnfinn Johansen
Norway

Hunted.

Paolo Torchio
Kenya

The last moments of the hunt. Everything will be decided by any small hesitation from one side or the other.

Marc Gengler
Luxembourg

Elephant sunset.

Alexander Sattler
France

Tony, I meet this Namibian guy, at the border between Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Roaring Lions & Big Cats

Lakshitha Karunarathna

Sri Lanka

Lakshitha Karunarathna's "Swinging time" has been voted the winner of Africa's Photographer of the Year's 'Roaring Lions & Big Cats' category! His photo was taken on safari in the Maasai Mara. Lakshitha walks away with the quarterly prize of the SWAROVSKI OPTIK CL Companion 10x30 Wild Nature Binoculars, valued at $1,400. 

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April - June Winner

Paolo Torchio
Kenya

THE TAIL. Two playful cheetahs, one log in the savannah and the carefull watch of the mother revealed only by the tail in the frame.

Geran de Klerk
Cape Town, South Africa

A fierce lioness staring into the lens while devouring a giraffe.

Manuel Graf
Germany

Touched by the last rays of sunlight.

Geran de Klerk
Cape Town, South Africa 

Cyrus the Leopard. This was sadly one of the last photos taken of Cyrus before he met his fate against a pack of hyenas in the Kruger National Park.

Wildlife Portraits

Ifham Raji

Sri Lanka

Ifham Raji's "jackal with his share' has been voted the winner of Africa's Photographer of the Year's 'Wildlife Portraits' category! Ifham walks away with the quarterly prize of the SWAROVSKI OPTIK CL Companion 10x30 Wild Nature Binoculars, valued at $1,400.

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July - September Winner

Andrew Tudor Morgan
South Africa 

A beautiful female leopard imitating a meerkat in the Serengeti.

Jacha Potgieter
United Kingdom

Wondering about the future. Western Lowland Gorilla at Dzanga Sangha, Central African Republic. 

Andy Howe
United Kingdom

Male Cheetah. 

Christopher Misztur
Australia

On my way. 

Africa off the Beaten Track

Shyamala Thilagaratnam

Singapore

Shyamala Thilagaratnam's "In Turkana, Northern Kenya - where boys do men's work from a young age' has been voted the winner of Africa's Photographer of the Year's 'Off the Beatern Track' category! Shyamala walks away with the quarterly prize of the SWAROVSKI OPTIK CL Companion 10x30 Wild Nature Binoculars, valued at $1,400.

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October - December Winner

Vinaya Mohan
United Arab Emirates 

Adorable wild. 

Vittorio Ricci
Italy

Open spaces in Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia. 

Simon Smith
South Africa

See it to believe it. 

Michele Cabria
Italy

Patiently waiting for dinner. 

About Rhino Africa

Rhino Africa is Africa’s leading safari company and four-time World Travel Award winner. Founded in Cape Town in 2004, Rhino Africa is the ultimate African travel experts with the incomparable knowledge and experience to ensure that your tailor-made African holiday is the best you'll ever have.

What we do

From Southern Africa to the Serengeti, and Madagascar to the Masai Mara - Rhino Africa allows you to discover the corners of the continent in a sustainable way. Every year more than 15,000 people come to us and allow our expert consultants to use their knowledge and experience to design them a bespoke itinerary. Our core business enables us to engage in areas of nature conservation, animal welfare and rural education in Africa. Each guest travelling with us therefore forms part of a larger project which aims to leave behind a positive footprint in the lands of Africa.

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