The winning photo of a banded iguana by Silver Andrada. “Most people might be terrified by iguanas by how it looks and by how it behaves when aggravated,” Andrada says. “It may lunge and attack at predators. But when I took this photo, what I saw is a beauty and not a monster. I saw nature’s magnificence and not just a reptile.”

FPPF Chair Mrs. Eduviges Y. Huang has announced that Silver Vito Niño Andrada is the First Place winner in the recently concluded photo contest, “Wildlife: Through the Lens”, conducted by the FPPF in the Philippines for Wildlife Reserves Singapore. For winning the top spot, Andrada earns the honor to represent the Philippines in the regional finals where he will compete with five other country winners from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Huang said the country winners, including Andrada will go on an all-expense paid 2-day trip to Singapore to visit WRS’s all four parks in July, and take photos of the wildlife there scheduled for July 28-30, 2017.

The overall winner will be announced after the trip to Singapore, on August 23, 2017. The winning photographer will receive a full camera set, and will have full recognition for his accomplishment. His photos would then be used for the parks’ promotional purposes.

The top 3 in the Philippine leg of the contest are as follows:

1st Place – Silver Vito Niño Andrada
2nd Place – Chua Chee Eam
3rd Place – Froilan Robas

Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) is a self-funded organization dedicated to the management of world-leading zoological institutions—Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo. The four attractions welcome 4.6 million visitors every year.