These winning pictures from the 2017 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition will make you proud to be African.
Here they are:
1. Overall winner and wildlife category winner: John Vosloo
"Circles of protection" at Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa.
2.Travel category winner: Willem Kruger
"Quiver trees in the Richtersveld", South Africa.
3. Culture category winner: Christophe Lapeze
"Proud" in Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
The Facebook community also had its fair share of voting –– here's how the votes racked up:
Overall winner and wildlife category: Björn Persson –– 3,034 votes
"End of the rainbow" in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Travel category winner: Beverly Houwing –– 517 votes
"Star trails over Chapman's baobab in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park", Botswana.
Culture category winner: Ferdinand Veer –– 518 votes
"Gift of life" in Kalahari Desert, South Africa.
There were also some Instagram faves:
As voted by the Instagram community, this image got the thumbs-up, with 1,657 votes.
"Sunset over the grasslands in Queen Elizabeth National Park", Uganda.