by Jennifer Southwell
on June 13, 2017
2 min read

If you have gazed upon the majestic Table Mountain, been moved by the presence of the illustrious Big 5 or have a unique perspective of Africa, then we have the thing for you. Africa’s Photographer of the Year is a photography competition that features four unique themes for each quarter of 2017: Cape Town, the Big 5, Africa Through my Lense and Wild Africa. Whether you visited Africa years ago or you still have some dirt for the African bush on your shoes, share your incredible images with us!


What can your best photograph get you, you may ask. Well, only the best ten-day safari in Africa! With the grand prize for Africa’s Photographer of the Year valued at $25,000, the holiday will whisk you and a very lucky friend to Cape Town, the Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls – staying at some of the most luxurious properties in Africa. All for one of your photos that you may have already taken!



We have gathered some of the world’s leading wildlife photographers and industry experts in our panel of six judges:


Shannon Wild, who is an Australian wildlife photographer based in Africa, holds photographic safaris and workshops globally and is an ambassador for organisations such as WildAid, Wild Tomorrow Fund, and The Perfect World Foundation.


Will Burrard-Lucas is a UK wildlife photographer and innovator and is the founder of Camtraptions, a company that helps photographers capture wildlife in new ways, and, a website that offers resources, services and products for wildlife photographers.


Ryan Jack is the Head Ranger at Royal Malewane and is passionate about wildlife and birding. He will be judging in collaboration with the Royal Malewane guiding team, the most qualified guiding team in Africa.


To see the rest of our judging panel, head here.


Our Cape Town category has ended and we received some absolutely magnificent photographs. The winner of the category has been announced, but here are some of the other outstanding entries we’ve received for the Cape Town:

Photo Credit – Charlene Bacchioni

lighthouse kommetjie cape town

Photo Credit – Oliver Lyon

duck parade vergenoegdt

Photo Credit -Kim Bouchier

table mountain from Table bay reflection sunset

Photo Credit – Alex van Rensburg

leopard at night perched sitting on a rock

Photo credit – Catherine Rudolph

Flower market woman selling flowers

If you’d like to find out more or enter, head over to


Feature Image: Arnfinn Johansen.