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I have been most blessed that David is generously contributing his wondrous photos to our upcoming effort to produce a guidebook on Sungei Buloh. I hope, one day, when I grow up, I will be more like him :-)
Here is more about David in his own words ...
How did you first get involved in working for nature in Singapore?
I have always been interested in nature and wildlife since I was young. Whenever I see an unfamiliar creature, I would stop in my tracks to take a closer look at it. Being interested, I naturally read up a lot on wildlife, especially on birds. As Singapore progressed and grew over the years, Singaporeans began to lose touch with nature. Wanting to impart my knowledge to the people, I decided to sign up as a volunteer.
What do you get out of working for nature?
I contribute mostly by photographing wildlife and plants for the National Parks Board. As photography is my primary hobby, I enjoy the challenge of photographing them. When my works are appreciated and people go, "Wow, I didn't know that animal existed in Singapore", I know I have achieved my aim.
What is your approach/personal motto in your work?
Part of my motivation in nature photography is the enjoyment of rare visual beauty in the wild.
What are some of your current projects?
I have just set up my personal website. Hopefully, this would allow more people to get in touch with nature since most people have a computer and an internet connection at home or at their workplace.
David is a freelance photographer and he is a volunteer of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. You can contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org
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