Tim Laman@timlaman

Wildlife Photojournalist/Filmmaker--NatGeo & Cornell Lab of Ornithology--Exploring earth's biodiversity, especially wild birds @birdsofparadiseproject


Photo by @TimLaman. Fall colors and birch trees create an impressionistic reflection in the waters of a flooded meadow near Walden Pond. One of the images from my Walden Pond Collection, now on exhibit at the Walden Pond Visitor Center. Join me this afternoon, Friday June 1 any time between 4-7 PM for an open house at the gallery. Hope to see you there! Learn more about my Walden Pond Project at the link in my profile. #WaldenPond, #WaldenPondProject, #Concord, #HenryDavidThoreau, #Massachusetts


Photo by @TimLaman. Mallards in the mist at Walden Pond on a cool morning at sunrise. An image from my Walden Pond Fine Art Collection, now on exhibit at the new Walden Pond Visitor Center. I’m hosting an open house there this Friday June 1, 4-7 PM so stop by if you are in the area and combine a visit to the gallery with a walk in the woods. Free and open to the public. See link in profile to learn more about the collection. #WaldenPond, #WaldenPondProject, #Concord, #HenryDavidThoreau, #Massachusetts.


I’m excited to announce that a gallery exhibition of my Walden Pond images is now open at the beautiful new Walden Pond Visitor Center. If you are in the vicinity of Concord, Massachusetts, you are invited to an Open House this Friday June 1st. Drop in to the Walden Pond Visitor Center and say hello and see the exhibition. I’ll be there to meet people from 4-7 PM and talk casually about my photography. The image here is the poster I created for the exhibition. As those of you who have been following me on Instagram may have noticed, I have been photographing nature throughout the seasons at Walden Pond between my international adventures for many years. I’ve now created a fine art print collection on recycled aluminum which I’ve very excited about, and which I’m sharing for the first time at this gallery exhibit. Let’s celebrate the beauty of nature in Massachusetts! Hope to see you there! #WaldenPondProject, #Concord, #HenryDavidThoreau, #Massachusetts.


Photos by @timlaman. Pride of Madeira flowers blooming on the Big Sur coast, California. I had a chance last week to drive down the the beautiful Big Sur coast and do a little photography along this spectacular stretch of Pacific coastline. Swipe to see a behind the scenes shot. #sponsored #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #bigsur #behindthescenes


Photo by @TimLaman. The oddly twisted neck of this male Magnificent Riflebird reveals a beautiful range of metallic blue and purple hues from the ornamental feathers along his throat and upper breast. To see this bird perform his shape-shifting courtship dance, check out the video at @BirdsofParadiseProject. The large vine this male is perching on is type preferred for courtship displays in this species. #Papua #WestPapua #IndonesiaBiodiversity @birdsofparadiseproject #CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #Indonesia #PapuaNewGuinea #Australia #yearofthebird @TimLaman


I’m excited to share the post below from my co-director for the film Person of the Forest, @melissalesh The film has been touring festivals, but is now finally viewable to the public and as a “Vimeo Staff Pick”, no less! Please follow the link in my profile and enjoy and share!
Reposted from Melissa:
Orangutans have taught me a lot about our connection to the earth. Sharing 97% of our DNA and having culture similar to our own, it is easy to see just how of-this-earth we really are, one family. In fact we are so similar that pharmacy pregnancy tests can be used to detect a pregnant female orangutan. Despite our similarities, orangutans are in particular need of our attention right now, their populations are in peril. A recent study suggests that with current trends continuing, orangutans will be extinct in the wild by 2030. Their future literally rests in our hands, with palm oil (contained in many of our everyday products) being the leading cause of their habitat decline. I hope you can take a moment to watch, share, and appreciate one of our closest relatives. The research featured in the film is part of a larger conservation effort and is one piece of the solution.
This project would not have been possible without my co-director Tim Laman @timlaman , co-producer Trevor frost @tbfrost , cinematographer Robert Suro @rrsuro , researcher Cheryl Knott @cheryl_d_knott and the many working to protect and learn more about orangutans on the ground in #GunugPalungNationalPark. #savegporangutans #earthday and thank you @Vimeo!


There are only 2 days left in @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale of signed prints for only $100. My image of the Red Bird-of-Paradise is in good company with these stunning images by @JoelSartore, @BrianSkerry and other great photographers. Visit the link in my profile to see the full collection, running until April 28th.


I’m proud to be part of @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale that highlights amazing sites from around the globe. These great photographs by @DavidDoubilet, @BeverlyJoubert, @Stevewinterphoto and @FransLanting are all available for $100! Click the link in my profile to see the entire collection of signed prints available until April 28th.


Photo by @timlaman. I’m proud to be part of @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale that highlights amazing sites from around the globe. You can purchase a hand signed copy of my Red Bird-of-Paradise for $100. Click on the link in my profile to purchase one of the many amazing photographs by National Geographic photographers.


Photo by @TimLaman. Here is a still frame from the display of the newly described species, the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise. There are a couple things about this bird I want to point out that make it really remarkable: Super-black plumage that just soaks up light -- you can see no detail in it. Fake blue eye spots – those aren’t his eyes. His eyes are black and lower on the side of his head (you can see them clearly in the video I posted on this feed earlier). If you are interested in the differences between this new species and the well known Superb Bird-of-Paradise of Planet Earth fame, please see the short video in the link in profile at @BirdsofParadiseProject. #shotonRED @reddigitalcinema #newspecies #CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #Papua #WestPapua #IndonesiaBiodiversity #WestPapuaBiodiversity #Indonesia #superbbirdofparadise #superb #yearofthebird .


Video by @TimLaman. Is this a new species of bird-of-paradise? We believe so, and being the first person to ever photograph/film a unique form of life on earth (especially one as spectacular as this) was an incredible thrill. This is a Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise, found only in the mountains of West Papua, Indonesia, where Ed Scholes and I were the first ever to record the display of this species. To see a 3 min video about our discovery go to the link in my profile. From there you will also find the link to our just-published scientific paper. #newspecies #CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #Papua #WestPapua #IndonesiaBiodiversity #Indonesia #superbbirdofparadise #superb #yearofthebird


Photo by @TimLaman. Sometimes a new species is hiding in plain sight….. Meet the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise. See the first ever video of this species displaying at @BirdsofParadiseProject. #CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #Papua #WestPapua #IndonesiaBiodiversity #Indonesia #superbbirdofparadise #superb #yearofthebird .


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