Lion roaring as fly buzzes into his eye wins Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2021

THIS jaw-dropping photograph of a lion roaring as a fly buzzes in his eye captures thas won the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2021

The stunning entry was selected from  25,023 photographs which aimed to offer a new perspective on this most magnificent of continents.

The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2021 was Hannes Lochner.

The judges said: "With one snap of the shutter, this image succeeds with so many of the criteria that make an excellent photograph. It is technically brilliant from the perspective of timing, anticipation and setting the camera perfectly for the predicted behaviour."

There were also runners up and those winning the commended accolade. 

The publication’s editor-in-chief James Hendry said: "It has been a great joy and privilege to receive your entries each week, to see the vastly different perspectives of Africa. 

"We judge images on their ability to tell a story, evoke emotion and capture the essence of Africa.

"We are but human, and therefore the judging cannot be entirely objective – many entries may well succeed in other competitions."

















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