The Wild Side of Singapore (2017)

I have not been actively shooting for the past 2 years. This video was produced in 2015 with some slight changes to the footages. Resharing this as it is my favourite out of the 4 wildlife videos that I made so far. Please turn on the volume to fully appreciate this short video.

3 thoughts on “The Wild Side of Singapore (2017)

  1. That was so beautiful, Anthony! I’ve missed your posts. As an armchair traveller (retired with a small fixed income) and as an aesthete (I think in Chinese this fits: 审美家 since I’m hardly an expert at identifying insects except in broad categories), I always enjoyed your posts. Thank you for reminding me of your films in this one.

    I see you have tiny yellow bitter melons (Momordica species) growing wild at 1:38. Does anyone gather them to eat? I quite enjoy them, eating some daily for their strong yin properties, as well as their taste as one soon becomes accustomed to the bitterness and hardly notices it.

    It was interesting how the male spider mated with the female at 4:56. It seems while the basics of transferring the sperm is the same, how they approach and do it varies among different spiders. Have you ever watched Jürgen Otto’s videos of peacock jumping spiders on YouTube? I was amazed in one video how the male twists the female’s abdomen almost 180° to insert the sperm packet into her epigyne.

    I plan on later watching and rewatch in this (and your other films) on my TV by hooking up the connecting cable. I want to appreciate it in a much larger format. I hope you soon return to photographing the natural wonders and beauty in Singapore. I miss seeing them.

  2. Thanks for making and sharing this very nice video. It is a very beautiful compilation of the tiny wonders that happen around us and we seldom notice it. Appreciate the hard work. regards, Michael

  3. I screened this for early birds in my LSM2252 Biodiversity class this morning, and it was really great watching it in the LT with the sound system. Great job and thanks for this! It certainly opened eyes to the biodiversity we share our spaces with. Hope it sows some seeds of appreciation and investigation.

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