As the end of the year fast approaches, we take a look back over some of the most incredible Instagram images from all around the African continent over the last year.
These talented photographers captured some special moments of the year.
Thank you for these beautiful memories 2016!
The Supermoon of 2016: November, 14 brought the moon closer to earth than it has ever been in the last century.
::: Waking up to step out into the weekend! The rays of the sun smooth to the skin and the lira get light piercing through the darkness like hope in a darkened heart. Happy rhino Friday everyone, good morning Africa and goodnight to the West! #rhinos #forrangers #africa #magic #blackrhino #endangered #threatened #survival #babies #love #hope #k #peace
The Heroes: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya ensuring the survival and protection of Rhinos.
Traveller of the Year: From Zimbabwe to South Africa, then back towards the Equatorial regions, the Carmine Bee-eaters in flight, paint the African skies.
Heaven and Earth: Lions roam beneath Night skies of the Zambian plains.
Family Matters: A Meerkat of the Makgadikgadi photo bombs a father-son portrait.
Languidly Luxuriating: Leopard relaxes on a tree in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa.
Yesterday I launched a little side project I've been working on: a hiking/travel blog, Just Wandering (link in my bio). Go check it out and let me know what you think. When trying to describe what excites me most about travel, a whole heap of clichés rise to the surface: it broadens my cultural appreciation, discovering new landscapes, meeting new people who challenge and shape my perspective. And all of those are reasons for me as well. However, the thing that motivates me most to travel is a sense of celebration, of reveling in the diverse and unexpectedly beautiful moments we discover when we take time to walk out the door and just look around. @beautifuldestinations #BDTeam . . . . #kzn #mountains #hiking #justwanderingblog #drakensberg #meetsouthafrica #southafrica #backpacking #giantscuptrail #gardencastle #berg #hike
Moving Across Mountains: Hiker muses over the majesty of Garden Castle in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Sunset skies over The Kingdom of Lesotho.
New Life: Mother and baby baboon share an intimate moment in the Kruger Park.
View from the top: Cape Town is beautiful from every angle.
Souls A Light: The world renowned Afrika Burn festival brings thousands of artists and free spirits to the Tankwa Karoo.
First Light in Kenya: Maasai man basks in the promise of a new day.