November 7

APOTY Top Picks | Africa off the Beaten Track

By Megon Venter on
November 7, 2018

Africa’s Photographer of the Year is coming to a close soon and the final category Africa off the Beaten Track is now open! Photographers from all around the world have entered splendid images in order to be named the winner of this category. Each of these winners receives a pair of Swarovski binoculars and the winner of the entire competition is invited to indulge in a nine-night stay at luxury safari camps in Botswana and the sophisticated Ellerman House in Cape Town. Have a look below at some of our favourite entries to our last category so far.

Sun and Sea

Africa off the Beaten Track
Photo Credit: Casey Markham

The Mouse Bird

Africa off the Beaten Track
Photo Credit: Dave Gale

Lovers Lane

Africa off the Beaten Track
Photo Credit: Charlie Lynam

Navigating the Hippos

Africa off the Beaten Track
Photo Credit: Jane Pearce

The categories for Africa’s Photographer of the Year aren’t extremely restrictive but Africa off the Beaten Track is special in the sense that it gives our photographers room to capture lesser-known landscapes as well as anything else under the African sun. We love to see shots that are more quirky or mystical than the average safari scenes and this is the ideal category to explore these.

Starry Night

Africa off the Beaten Track
Photo Credit: Lin Pepper

Baobab Sunset

Africa off the Beaten Track
Photo Credit: Liz Hart

Silence in the Forest

Africa off the Beaten Track
Photo Credit: Robert Walter

Sailing Away

Africa off the Beaten track
Photo Credit: AbdulHalim Mansour Saleh

More entries keep on pouring in so if you plan on entering, now is the time! The competition runs every year and is the categories are judged by an expert panel consisting of members from Rhino Africa as well as Wildlife ACT. You certainly don’t need to be an expert photographer for your photograph to be voted as the winning shot – it’s all about being at the right place at the right time.

Have a look at other entries or gain some photography tips from our previous category winner.


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About the author 

Megon Venter

This wannabe blogger comes all the way from a little town called Nelspruit in the province of Mpumalanga. After taking on The Mother City, she hopes to explore more of the world, all the while keeping her focus on sustainability and equality.

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