THROUGH THE LENS
Highlights from Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s Inaugural Wildlife Photography Competition 2017
The Wildlife Reserves Singapore hosted its inaugural wildlife photography competition in 2017. The competition, titled Through the
Lens welcomed professional and aspiring photographers from across five countries in Asia, namely India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Phillipines. Tapan Sheth from India was declared the winner on 23 August 2017, with his entry receiving close to one thousand votes on social media.
The entry captured a veiled chameleon in Singapore’s newest exhibit, RepTopia.
WRS manages four award-winning wildlife attractions – Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari, and Singapore Zoo. Ms. Isabel Chang, Chief Marketing Officer, Wildlife Reserves Singapore says about competition, “Their images caught so many beautiful moments and it’s been fascinating to see the different stories captured by each participant through their lens – influenced by the natural landscapes from their own country.”
The contest was launched for the first time this year by WRS, in partnership with local photography groups. The entries were submitted as per allotted categories, such as cute, humorous, animals closeup, meaningful and park icons. “I wanted to capture the physical attributes of the animals in detail, and most importantly, in an angle that intrigues the viewer to look beyond the surface of an image” says Tapan. In this spread we curate for you some of the highlights from the event.
TOP: Submitted under the ‘meaningful’ category, a mother cradles her baby orangutan, one of Singapore Zoo’s most iconic animals, as well as its flagship
RIGHT: Jurong Bird Park’s
animal icon, the hornbill, is representative of the conservation efforts in place to protect all threatened bird species sheltered
in the Park. Hornbills are mainly
threatened by hunting – for their casques, the horns
above the beaks – and habitat loss from deforestation Photo Credits: