Represents India at regional wildlife photography competition through lens
Thesynergyonline Wildlife Bureau
NEW DELHI, AUGUST 08 : "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."
― Dorothea Lange
Indian photographer Tapan Dipakkumar Sheth has been named the Indian winner of a wildlife photography competition hosted by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, in partnership with KUNZUM, capturing the connection between humans, nature and wildlife. In a regional finals held in Singapore over the weekend Tapan Sheth competed against other national competition winners from China, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines 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.
Tapan Sheth captured memorable moments from behind the scenes at the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari, and Jurong Bird Park. Here he captures a colour changing chameleon at the new RepTopia exhibit! Vote for your fellow Indian 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.