Tim Laman@timlaman

Explore the world’s wildlife with me as I shoot for NatGeo, BBC & Netflix.
@BirdsofParadiseProject co-founder
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Photos by @TimLaman. Hi folks. Just a head’s up! This is the last day of my spring Bird-of-Paradise art sale, so check out the options and take advantage of this chance to pick up a signed Tim Laman Bird-of-Paradise print for your collection. See the link in my profile or go to www.timlamanfineart.com/square-birds-of-paradise to see the full selection of discounted square prints. #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise. And thanks for all the supportive comments about my work on this group of birds over the past few days as I shared this series of favorite images. It helps me get motivated for some more weeks and months of fieldwork ahead sitting in blinds, as I try to keep telling the stories of these amazing birds as the ambassadors for the forests of New Guinea. #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise


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Photo by @TimLaman. Happy Earth Day! Birds-of-Paradise have a reason to celebrate this year, because the Province of West Papua, where sixteen of the forty Birds-of-Paradise are found has declared their commitment to set aside 70% of their land as protected forest! Swipe to see three of these species that are found ONLY in West Papua, Indonesia: Wilson’s, Red, and Western Parotia Birds-of-Paradise. Birds-of-Paradise are the global ambassadors for conservation of the forests of Papua. Earth Day also happens to be coinciding with my being at home for a little while to sign prints, so we are offering a spring sale on some of my favorite Bird-of-Paradise images. So how about celebrating by freshening up your décor? See the link in my profile or go to www.timlamanfineart.com/square-birds-of-paradise to see the full selection. #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise


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Photo by @TimLaman. The Western Parotia Bird-of-Paradise performing his ballerina dance for a female – certainly one of the most naturally humorous performances in the animal world. I captured this image after many mornings of hiking up the mountain in the dark to get into a small blind, set up camera and wait. Even while concentrating on making the image, its hard not to break into a smile when you see this in person. I encourage any of you who can to make the trek to West Papua, where birdwatching is becoming an important source of local income, and incentive for people to protect their forest. For those of you who can’t make it there in person, I offer you a chance to purchase a signed print of this image, and a few other favorites of mine, on a special sale for just $100 through April 22. Swipe to see a couple of the other options. See the link in my profile or go to www.timlamanfineart.com/square-birds-of-paradise to see the full selection. #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise


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Photo by @TimLaman. No, I didn’t post this upside down! In one of the most bizarre Bird-of-Paradise displays, the Blue Bird-of-Paradise hangs upside down and fans out his breast plumes to show off his bold pattern to a female above. They do this very rarely however, and it took me a couple weeks just to catch this one display shot. One thing that motivates me to work so hard to photograph the Birds-of-Paradise in the wild, is that this amazing group of birds are, I believe, the best possible ambassadors for the rain forests of New Guinea, which are critical for not only protecting biodiversity, but mitigating climate change. So help me spread the world about the importance of New Guinea’s rain forest by displaying a print of a Bird-of-Paradise of your own! Join the team! I’m now offering you a chance to purchase a signed print of this image, and a few other favorites, for just $100 through April 22. Pair it with the right side up Blue bird, or another image. See the link in my profile or go to www.timlamanfineart.com/square-birds-of-paradise to see the full selection. #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise


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Photo by @TimLaman. Another one of my favorite images is this image of the Blue Bird-of-Paradise male. You may have noticed that most of my BoP pictures are of males displaying. That’s because once you find a display site (which can take a lot of time) at least the males usually come back every day to that spot. But this shot on the other hand is at a feeding tree, which is another way to have some chance of getting shots because birds will often re-visit a good fruit tree. I spent many days at this tree in the Tari Valley in PNG before I got this shot of the male perched in a fairly open part of the tree with a nice clean background and nice light, with his beautiful tail wires hanging down. I’m now offering you a chance to purchase a signed print of this image, and a few other favorites, for just $100 through April 22. See the link in my profile or go to www.timlamanfineart.com/square-birds-of-paradise to see the full selection. Swipe to see me hiding in a makeshift blind in the rain forest of PNG. There was a nice hill across from the fruiting tree, so I had a good angle without climbing a tree this time! Lens is Canon 600mm with 1.4x converter = 840mm! Thanks for reading! #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise


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Photo by @TimLaman. This is one of my most well-known images, and I know I’ve shared it here before. You may have seen it, but do you know what it took to capture this image of a Red Bird-of-Paradise male displaying at the top of the canopy in Batanta? I shot this from the highest tree blind I have ever made, 50 meters (165 ft.) up in the biggest tree in the area, where I constructed a blind literally out on a limb on the opposite side of the tree from this perch used by the birds. For about a week, I climbed my rope in the dark, and got set up before dawn to wait for the birds to come. Only once did I capture this perfect pose. Yes, a lot of effort for one shot, but well worth it. Truly unique images rarely come easily. I’m now offering you a chance to purchase a signed print of this image, and a few other favorites, for just $100 through April 22. I hope you’ll agree it’s a fair price considering the effort involved in getting shots like this! See the link in my profile or go to www.timlamanfineart.com/square-birds-of-paradise to see the full selection. Swipe to see a bit younger me climbing that monster tree – it was sweaty work! Thanks for reading! #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise


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To celebrate the addition of Birds-of-Paradise to our print store, we are offering a special selection of 12x12 inch prints for only $100. Each print will be hand-signed by Tim Laman in the white border. Normally priced at $150, this special $100 sale lasts for just four days, from April 19-22. Go to the link in my profile or www.timlamanfineart.com/square-birds-of-paradise to see the full selection. Swipe to see these first two options, the Red Bird-of-Paradise Sunrise Display, and Blue Bird-of-Paradise in Fruiting Tree. #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise @TimLaman


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Photos by @TimLaman. Here are a few more of my favorite Bird-of-Paradise images now available as signed prints at the link in my profile or www.timlamanfineart.com. 1. Greater Bird-of-Paradise males displaying. 2. Blue Bird-of-Paradise in a fruiting tree. 3. Twelve-wired Bird-of-Paradise calling in the mist. Stay tuned this weekend, because we will be having our first Bird-of-Paradise Flash Sale of affordable square prints. Check back here for details tomorrow. #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise #PNG #Indonesia #Papua


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Video by @TimLaman. A King Bird-of-Paradise on his favorite perch, tries to get rid of an annoying leaf…. he fails, but still has to practice his dance moves. Never know when a female will show up! Filmed in West Papua Province, Indonesia. Follow @TimLaman for more Bird-of-Paradise coverage this month celebrating West Papua’s declaration as a “Conservation Province”, dedicated to a green economy and sustainable development, like ecotourism. West Papua harbors the world’s richest coral reefs, and incredible rain forest diversity, including 16 species of Birds-of-Paradise, 6 of which are found nowhere else on earth. @BirdsofParadiseProject believes #birdsofparadise can be the global ambassadors for conservation of the forests of Papua. #conservationprovince #TanahPapua #papua #Indonesia. And if your are a fan of #birdofparadise images, you might like checking out my new print store at link in my profile.


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Photos by @TimLaman. Hi everyone. For the first time, I’m offering signed prints of a selection of my favorite Bird-of-Paradise images at the link in my profile. Swipe to see a few of the selects, and check out my new gallery at the link. If you are a fan of Birds-of-Paradise, I think you’ll love having one of these on your wall. 1. Greater Bird-of-Paradise at Sunrise, 2. Lesser Bird-of-Paradise Displaying, 3. King-of-Saxony Bird-of-Paradise on Bouncy Vine. Thanks for your support! It allows me to keep chasing after these amazing birds. #birdsofparadise #birdofparadise


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Video by @TimLaman. A male Lesser Bird-of-Paradise struts his stuff at a canopy display site in West Papua Province, Indonesia. Follow @TimLaman for more Bird-of-Paradise coverage this month celebrating West Papua’s historic declaration as a “Conservation Province”, dedicated to a green economy and sustainable development. West Papua harbors the world’s richest coral reefs, and incredible rain forest diversity, including 16 species of Birds-of-Paradise, 6 of which are found nowhere else on earth. @BirdsofParadiseProject believes #birdsofparadise can be the global ambassadors for conservation of the forests of Papua. #conservationprovince #TanahPapua #papua #Indonesia #birdofparadise #cendrawasih


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Photo by @timlaman. Pretty cool to be browsing through the @patagonia IG feed and stumble on my own photo of my daughter cross-country skiing at Bryce Canyon a couple years ago that I’d forgotten all about sending to the company. I’ve been a contributing photographer for @patagonia since they published my first pictures in around 1988. Always loved the products and the environmental ethic of the company and it’s been great motivation to document every family outdoor adventure with pictures. #getyourkidsoutside #skiing #nationalparks #brycecanyon


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