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The Pangolin Photo Challenge invites you to get out and practice your wildlife photography to stand the chance to win 1 of 6 Botswana Wildlife Photography safaris as well as lots of other prizes. Throughout the year we will be challenging you to get out and practice your wildlife photography skills. As wildlife photographers, we shouldn’t just wait until we go on a safari…we should be photographing nature wherever we are. This is your opportunity to join in the fun, improve your photography and support our conservation initiative at the same time.

Competition Details
  • Competition Amount
    Non Cash Award
Prize Details

5 x Challenge Winner Prizes

The winner of each of the five challenges will win the following
Five days at The Pangolin Chobe Hotel for two people. Valued over $4,500.

4 nights at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel (Full board)

Twice daily photo activities in The Chobe (Photo Boat and Game viewer)

All meals and drinks

Advice and assistance from The Pangolin Photo Hosts

Afternoon image review and editing sessions

Airport pick up and transfers from Kasane Airport

All park fees, bed levies and taxes

A limited edition Pangolin Body Warmer

Winner of the Pangolin Photo Challenge 2022 Best Portfolio

10-day Chobe, Delta and Kalahari Safari for two people. Valued at $20,000

3 nights on The Pangolin Voyager Houseboat

Charter flights courtesy of Mack Air

4 nights at The Pangolin Photo Camp

2 nights at Ker and Downey’s Dinaka

Accompanied by a Pangolin Photo Host throughout

All meals, drinks, park fees, bed levies and taxes

2 x Limited edition Pangolin Body Warmer

15 x Highly Commended Prizes (3 per challenge)

Pangolin Photo Safaris Voucher for $1000

5 x People’s Vote Prizes (one per challenge)

Pangolin Photo Safaris Voucher for $1000


The competition is open to all amateur AND professional photographers aged 18 or over from any country in the world with the following two exceptions.

Employees of Pangolin Photo Safaris and their immediate relatives/household.
All Photo Safari Operators and Guides who make the use of Pangolin Photo Safaris properties and services.

You can enter only one image into each category and the image must have been taken by you in 2021 or 2022 (except for the last challenge, Best of 2022, which must have been taken only in 2022). Feel free to delve into the images that you took last year and if you happen to take a better photo this year, that suits the challenge, you can swap it out.

Each challenge has a closing date at different times of the year. For example, Birds of the World will close first at the end of April and the last challenge, Best of 2022, will close at the end of the year.

Submission Deadline
  • July 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022 Ended
  • September 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022 Ended
Competition Contact Information
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