Tim Laman@timlaman

Wildlife photojournalist/cinematographer for NatGeo, BBC & Cornell Lab of Ornithology. @BirdsofParadiseProject, @saveGPorangutans

http://www.timlaman.com/

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Photo by @TimLaman. Square Top Mountain looms over Green River Lakes in the Wind River Range in Wyoming. This lake is the source of the Green River that flows south through Utah and joins the Colorado River. This is the site where we went to
watch the solar eclipse from this past August….. a beautiful area I’d love to return to do some more exploring. #Wyoming, #WindRiverRange, @ThePhotoSociety, @NatGeoCreative


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Photo by @TimLaman. Great Egret in motion. 800mm lens (400 f2.8 with 2x) hand-held at 1/60sec gave me the nice motion blur for this shot. The trick is to pan well with the subject, fire a burst, and get a frame where the head is sharp #TL_WildlifePhotoTips Shot at Sunnylands as part of a project I’m working on this year over multiple visits
documenting the bird life of this sanctuary in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Learn more about @Sunnylands and how you can visit at their website www.sunnylands.org. #sunnylands #annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage #desert.


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Photo by @TimLaman. A Verdin amid backlit flower stalks of aloe plants. When photographing birds in their environment, I much prefer interesting back or side lighting to straight front-lit shots. #TL_WildlifePhotoTips. Shot at Sunnylands as part of a project I’m working on this year over multiple visits documenting the bird life of this sanctuary in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Learn more about @Sunnylands and how you can visit at their website www.sunnylands.org. #sunnylands #annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage #desert


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Photos by @TimLaman. Be bold! A Western Kingbird attacks a Red-tailed Hawk from above. This behavior, called “mobbing” is actually common when smaller birds feel threatened by a hawk and want to drive it away from their nest or territory. Being much more maneuverable in the air and coming from behind, the Kingbird knows the hawk has no chance to catch it. Swipe left to see the next shot when the Kingbird hits the hawk on the back and pecks it in the head! Shot at Sunnylands as part of a project I’m working on this year over multiple visits documenting the bird life of this sanctuary in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Learn more about @Sunnylands and how you can visit at their website www.sunnylands.org. #sunnylands
#annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage
#desert


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Photo by @TimLaman. Can’t resist sharing a cute shot of mommy Mallard and her little brood! Shot at Sunnylands as part of a project I’m working on this year over multiple visits documenting the bird life of this sanctuary in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Learn more about @Sunnylands and how you can visit at their website www.sunnylands.org. #sunnylands
#annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage
#desert #ducks


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Photo by @TimLaman. Anna’s Humminbird visiting flowers of Hesperaloe. How to get
a shot like this? Find the right flower, the right light, the right background, and wait for
the hummingbird to come back… then she’ll likely be in the right spot for a small
fraction of a second so don’t miss it. It takes scouting and time and usually coming back to the same spot over a few days, but to me, a shot of a bird in the wild with natural light
is what I find most satisfying. #TL_WildlifePhotoTips.
Shot at Sunnylands as part of a project I’m working on this year over multiple visits documenting the bird life of this sanctuary in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Learn more about
@Sunnylands and how you can visit at their website www.sunnylands.org. #sunnylands
#annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage
#desert


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I’m excited to share that our short film co-directed with @melissalesh called “Person of the Forest” is an official selection at the Banff Film Festival. Hope some of you can catch it there and also keep an eye out for it on the Mountainfilm tour coming to a city near you! Huge thanks as always to collaborators @tbfrost @rrsuro @waysusanto and the whole crew at @savegporangutans. #orangutan #GunungPalungNationalPark. Let’s save #IndonesiaBiodiversity


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Photo by @TimLaman. A last hurrah from my Tetons trip: A flock of Canada Geese flying North pass the Middle Teton, which would seem to be the wrong direction to be going at this time of year…. maybe they are just checking out the scenery. The rising sun is hitting the mountain, but the geese are flying lower down and still in shadow, which made for the dramatic silhouettes in this shot. #GrandTetonNationalPark, #Wyoming, @natgeocreative.


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Photo by @TimLaman. Classic American West: The Grand Teton and American Bison with calf. A roadside shot from a drive through #GrandTetonNationalPark last week…. our National Parks can be pretty amazing! #ClassicWest, #Bison, #GrandTeton, #Wyoming, @natgeocreative.


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Panoramic photo by @TimLaman. Before sunrise, the sky glows pink behind the Teton Range over Jackson Lake in #GrandTetonNationalPark. This is a pano stitched together from five images from the Grand Teton on the left to Mt. Moran on the right. #GrandTetonNationalPark #Wyoming #dawn


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Photo by @TimLaman. A female Common Merganser duck swims in the Snake River below Jackson Lake, as the water reflects the sun hitting a snowy Mt. Moran in the distance, adding that golden glow. Mergansers are diving ducks that hunt for fish and this female had just come up from a dive. #GrandTetonNationalPark, #Wyoming, #duck, @natgeocreative.


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Photo by @TimLaman. The Grand Teton, Jackson Lake, and migrating Canada Geese a couple days ago at sunrise. Look closely at the cloud above the lake, and you will see the line of geese! #migration, #GrandTetonNationalPark, @natgeocreative


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