Malaysian Pixman Picked For Regional Wildlife Photo Competition

Last update: 08/08/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- Malaysian photographer Kim Chong Keat, has been selected to represent the country in a regional wildlife photography competition.

In a regional finals held in Singapore over the weekend Kim competed against other national competition winners from China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines for the chance to be crowned regional Through the Lens winner.

The competition is hosted by Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), in partnership with Society of Photographers-Malaysia (SPM), capturing the connection between humans, nature and wildlife.

WRS in a statement today said it was now open for public voting on Facebook to determine three shortlisted regional finalists from which Wildlife Reserves Singapore will select one overall winner.

WRS Chief Marketing Officer, Isabel Cheng said response for the competition from photographers and wildlife enthusiasts around the region had been overwhelming.

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"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," she added.

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.

For more information on Through the Lens or to vote on the entries, visit https://www.facebook.com/wrs.sg/. Public voting runs from Aug 8 to Aug 16, 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.

-- BERNAMA