Just a few picks from this week's stunning selection of photographs in Africa. Photos courtesy of , , and .
INSTAGRAM – Kicking off this week is a tour around the vast lands of the imposing and magnificent African continent. From early sunrises and evening sunsets, to beautiful images of the African wildlife, there's so much to love about an African safari.
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A mama elephant and her baby embrace in Kenya. Heartwarming.
Say hello to our friend and loyal companion out on any safari.
On this side of town, stripes are always in fashion.
Taking the jeep out for a spin in South Africa means bumping into this little fellow. No biggie, just back away calmly and quickly.
You won't want to miss horseback riding through the luxurious reserve. (.)
Last one there pays for dinner! (Or becomes dinner...)
Let's be honest, we'd move here in a heartbeat.
Story goes that hunter Frederick Selous described the kudu antelope as "perhaps the handsomest antelope in the world." These are some remains of their beautiful spiral horns.
Setting aside a moment to take it all in at South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.
It's not just you. We thought there were three rhinos at first, too.
The is the ideal place to crash after a long day out in the bush.
Man, that's one really handsome gorilla.
Note: This is not a ride at Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom.
A three-week-old giraffe calf crosses in front of the rising sun in Kenya. The driver raced in position to get the shot. It doesn't get better than this.