Saturday, August 12, 2017

Filipino photographer gets wild in Singapore; represents the Philippines at regional wildlife photography competition, Through the Lens

Public voting for regional competition winner open! 

Filipino photographer Silver Vito Niño Andrada has been named the Philippines’ winner of a wildlife photography competition hosted by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, in partnership with Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, capturing the connection between humans, nature and wildlife. In a regional finals held in Singapore on July 28 to 30, Andrada competed against other national competition winners from China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia for the chance to be crowned regional Through the Lens winner.  

The competition is now open for public voting on Facebook to determine three shortlisted regional finalists from which Wildlife Reserves Singapore will select one overall winner.

Andrada captured memorable moments from behind the scenes at the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari, and Jurong Bird Park. Here he captures two Squirrel Monkeys, know to spend most of their time in the forest canopy. Vote for your fellow Filipino now via the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Facebook.

Ms Isabel Cheng, Chief Marketing Officer, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, said, “We’re delighted by the overwhelming response we’ve received for the competition from photographers and wildlife enthusiasts around the region. Our aim at Wildlife Reserves Singapore is to inspire people to value and conserve biodiversity by providing meaningful wildlife experiences that both educate and engage. The final entries beautifully capture the breadth of our efforts in Singapore. A picture says a thousand words and in this case it even roars, hisses and sings!” 

Entries will be judged on creativity and originality, composition, artistic merit and relevance to a series of competition themes which include cute, humorous, animals up-close and meaningful. Above: entries from other regional contestants.
The inaugural Through the Lens contest was launched to encourage aspiring photographers to capture the powerful connection between humans, nature and wildlife through their lens. The Singapore Zoo, which recently marked its 44th birthday, is among the world pioneers of “open concept” zoos allowing visitors to experience first-hand the wonders of nature. It has also earned a place among the best zoos in the world and established a strong global reputation for its conservation initiatives and breeding programmes.

For more information on Through the Lens or to vote on the entries, visit

Public voting runs from 8 to 16 August 2017. The top three public voted contestants will each receive a HTC U11, the world’s first squeezable smartphone with powerful front and rear cameras which have received the highest ever smartphone camera rating[i]. 
Contestants capture behind the scenes moments at the Wildlife Reserves Singapore parks in the ‘Through the Lens’ regional finals, 29 July to 31 August.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) is dedicated to the management of world-leading zoological institutions—Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo—that aim to inspire people to value and conserve biodiversity by providing meaningful and memorable wildlife experiences. 
A self-funded organisation, WRS focuses on protecting biodiversity in Singapore and Southeast Asia through collaborations with like-minded partners, organisations and institutions. Each year, the four attractions welcome 4.6 million visitors. 
Mandai Park Holdings (MPH), the driving force behind the rejuvenation of Mandai into an integrated wildlife and nature heritage space, is the holding company of WRS and oversees its business and strategic development. 

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