Bright blue waves caused by a bloom of marine microorganisms called dinoflagellates, at Changi Beach Park, in Singapore on 24/3/2022. The bioluminescent bloom causes a spectacular blue shimmer to appear in the water, with every movement. The phenomenon attracted flocks of Singaporeans to visit the shores of the island, to witness firsthand the dazzling display of nature.

Award of Excellence

Samuel Ang

Samuel Ang (b. 2002) is a Singapore based photojournalist and sports photographer. He started his career in visual journalism as an intern photojournalist, with Singapore’s national English language daily broadsheet, The Straits Times. Samuel first picked up photography as a student at St Andrew’s Secondary School, shooting the Saints Rugby and Hockey teams in their various exploits at the National School Games. He then pursued Mass Communication at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies (FMS). A journalist before he is a photographer, Samuel is interested in telling visually compelling stories about the people and places around him, and for his audience to experience the same connection he felt to the story. He is also an experienced sports photographer, having shot major international sporting events, like the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Singapore.

[ NATURE & ENVIRONMENT ] A single photograph that increases the understanding and appreciation of nature and our environment. Photographers are encouraged to explore the relationship between human and nature/environment. Studio scenes that are arranged by the photographer are not eligible. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

Judges for Nature & Environment
Jilson Tiu
Uma Bista
Takaaki Iwabu
Parisa Azadi
Nathan Tsui
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