I am a hobbyist wildlife photographer, videographer, bird twitcher and an occasional writer.

I have an avid interest in the birds of Singapore and its surrounding region. Mammals hold a special place in my heart too and I occasionally dabble with butterflies and other insects.

My bird photos have been featured and used by National Parks Board, Nature Society (Singapore), Malaysian Nature Society, Sentosa Development Corporation, Singapore Press Holdings, Tourism Malaysia and BirdingAsia. I have been interviewed by The Straits Times and appeared on Mediacorp TV for my birding activities. For what is essentially a hobby, that has been a pleasant surprise. I do not aspire, nor have the talent and work ethics necessary to be an award winning bird photographer or a champion bird twitcher but I want to do well enough in the things I dabble in.

Here, I intend to jot down my thoughts and observations on the subjects that interest me, and accompany them with the photos and videos that I have accumulated over the years.


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(Article on BirdingAsia, a publication of Oriental Bird Club.)

12 thoughts on “About

  1. marianina


    I have been following your blog for quite a while and your work is amazing! I had no idea about the rich birdlife in Singapore! My fellow-bloggers and I decided to nominate your blog for the Liebster award,a collaborative award that was created to motivate small bloggers to keep creating ,link with other bloggers and discover new blogs with great content. You can find our blog proposals and rules on our blog post: http://t.co/aiIEF7IXHO. We really hope to hear from you soon! Cheers!

    1. Sue R Connell

      Hi! I am a docent at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle and am writing an article for our volunteer newsletter on our magpies, including the Red-billed blue magpie. I would love to have your permission to use one of your photos in my article. I would, of course, credit you.

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  3. Cha P

    Hi! I am working at the French Biodiversity Agency and I would like to use one of your photos to illustrate an article that will appear in our popular journal. It’s a picture of a couple of king quails. Do you give me the permission to use it?
    Have a nice day,


  4. Camille G

    Hi! I am a french paleontologist and I just published an academic paper describing a fossil of asian palm civet. I would love to use one of your photos of Paradoxurus to illustrate what a modern representative looks like for a press release. Would you allow it please? I would of course credit you.
    Have a great day,


    1. Francis Yap Post author

      Hi Camille,

      Congrats on your paper. Go ahead and use any of the photos for your press release. Please send me a copy of the press release in the future when everything is wrapped up and you are less busy.



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