Lichen spider camouflage
Finalist in Nature
JOSE MELENCIO M. BRILLO
Taken inside the mini forest of UP Biology center. This rainforest spider typically lives on tree trunks that are overgrown with lichens. Relying on camouflage, it matches its color and surface patterning to that of the lichens it is hiding in. It typically moves quickly then freezes to blend into its background.
Bio To participate in an ongoing UP Photo Awards 2022 photo contest and contribute to the making of coffee table books for University of the Philippines institutions.
Other prizes Jose Melencio “Bimbo” M. Brillo
(Multi-awarded free-lance fine arts photographer for both local and International)
Presently working as Senior Head of Operations for Diar’s Assistance Inc.
I started in photography when I took a Fine Arts major in advertising 35 years ago.
Other than events I also photograph a day to day human activities aligned with my Photojournalism skills and share my photos thru social media in order to contribute to better and correct information to the people.
Achievements and awards:
1. 2016 FPPF/PHOTOWORL CUP Awardee as 7th place Photographer of the Year
2. 2016 The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Photo contest – Grand winner - (Also Awarded and recognized with “Ani ng Dangal” by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines.
3. 2013 The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity ASEAN-wide photo contest “Zooming in on Biodiversity and Climate Change” Grand Winner Amateur Category - (Also Awarded and recognized with “Ani ng Dangal” by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines.
4. 2017 Nikon 100 years Excellence Awardee in Splash of Colors Photo Contest
5. 2015 Nikon at Pahiyas OTS Photo Contest - Grand Winner
6. 2015 FPPF Kadayawan Festival OTS Photo Contest – 1st Place Winner
7. 2009 1st Wagayway Festival photo contest in Imus Cavite – 1st Place Winner
8. 2009 BGC My Passion photo contest – Grand Winner
9. 2010 Bangus Festival Photo Contest – 1st Place winner and 3rd place winner
10. 2015 NLEX the Great Outdoors Photo Contest – One of the 12 Winner
11. 2011 Aliwan Fiesta Photo Challenge – 2nd Place Winner
12. 2012 Aliwan Fiesta Photo Challenge – 5th Place Winner
13. 2013 Bangus Festival – 2nd Place Winner
14. 2017 Kari sa Masskara Dala Kamera Photo Contest – 2nd Place Winner
15. 2017 Dinagyang Photo Contest Festival Category – 2nd Place Winner
16. 2017 Dinagyang Photo Contest Art Category – 2nd Place Winner