Top 4 Must-See Photo Contest Winners

It's that time of year again! After receiving so many amazing submissions for our annual safari photo contest, we've finally narrowed them down! It was a tough voting process with so many great shots, but with a little input from a professional photographer, and some hard decision-making, we have our top photographs to share with you.

Each of our winners will receive a copy of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting's breathtaking book, Into Africa. This "mosaic of images," as Lanting himself calls it, transports nature-lovers back to the magic and mystery of Africa's primordial landscapes.

We want to extend a very special thank you to everyone who participated this year in sharing their safari moments with us. There were many more great captures than we are able to feature here, but we always love getting to see your travel memories. Don't be shy about sharing any time of year, or getting in touch to begin planning your next memorable journey. Tag us on Facebook or on Instagram @ejafrica.

#1 – Candace Reinholdt, Waimea dragon

“I photographed this beauty and his tasty treat near the beach [in Hawaii]. I love the colors, and the fierce expression.”
“I photographed this beauty and his tasty treat near the beach [in Hawaii]. I love the colors, and the fierce expression.”


#2 – Brett Dorfman, Teddy

This special chimp is part of the “M” community in Mahale Mountain National Park, Tanzania.
This special chimp is part of the “M” community in Mahale Mountain National Park, Tanzania.


#3 (Tie) – Keith Jones, Kruger

This big cat was prowling in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
This big cat was prowling in Kruger National Park, South Africa.


#3 (Tie) – Lacy Wittman, Mara Migration

The morning lineup of the Great Migration in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.
The morning lineup of the Great Migration in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.


Honorable Mention: Noah Harney, Kenya

Camels making their way across the land single-file.
Camels making their way across the land single-file.

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