Our BiodiverCity

While Singapore is known as a cosmopolitan, urbanised city, it is also home to a great abundance of wildlife. With birds and butterflies flying about in the park next to your home, otters playing in the waters flowing through your neighbourhood park or the monitor lizard basking in the sun on a nature trail, you can easily catch a glimpse of the rich biodiversity Singapore hosts.

Though just 9% of our land area has been set aside for parks and nature reserves, you will be amazed to know the wealth of biodiversity in our little green dot. Our mere 1 km2 of coral reefs are home to more than 250 species of hard corals, and over 100 species of reef fish. On land, up to 2,000 native vascular plant species, 50 mammal species, 360 bird species, 300 butterfly species, 100 reptile species and 25 amphibian species can be found.

Join us in celebrating Singapore’s natural heritage by showcasing the beauty of our local wildlife through photography.

Your photos could depict:

  • Flora (plant life in the wild) found on land and in the sea
  • Fauna (animal life, excluding domestic pets) found on land and in the sea
  • Underwater scenes (exclusive of aquarium settings)


Sub-theme: Marine Biodiversity

Connected to both the South China Sea and Indian Ocean, Singapore’s waters host a rich diversity of marine life. Visit our beaches during low tide or join a local dive trip, and you would find a dazzling variety of marine species in our waters.

Uncover the marine life found in our own waters through your lens!

Your photos could depict:

  • Flora and fauna found in marine habitats (e.g. mangrove, seagrass, coral reef)
  • Underwater scenes at intertidal areas or during snorkelling/diving (strictly no aquarium settings allowed)


To submit photos for this sub-theme, choose the sub-theme 3A: Marine Biodiversity (Our BiodiverCity) in the submission form.

Closing date for submissions to Theme 3 and Sub-Theme 3A is 23 Aug 2017, 12 noon sharp.