Tim Laman@timlaman

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

www.timlamanfineart.com/

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Tim Laman

Photo by @TimLaman. “Sunrise Silhouette – Great Egret”. A Great Egret is still at its night roost as the rising sun illuminates the clouds. This image is part of my gallery at The Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage, CA. The gallery includes 50 of my bird images and a short film I shot entirely at this sanctuary in the Coachella Valley. Don’t miss it if you are in the Palm Springs area any time this winter. If you can’t make it there you can check out my gallery at my new website: TimLamanFineArt.com #sunnylands #annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage


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Photo by @TimLaman. This is the third highest peak on the world’s second biggest island? Know where this is?
The island is New Guinea, a rugged, mountainous, rain forest covered island, second biggest in the world after Greenland and the biggest tropical island, and split between the countries of Papua New Guinea in the east, and the western half which is part of Indonesia, including the provinces of Papua and West Papua. The peak is Peak Trikora, 4730 meters (15,580 ft) tall, and only a little less than Carstenz Pyramid, the highest peak on the island at 4884 meters, both of which are in the Indonesian half of the island. Most people have no idea there are such big mountains on New Guinea so close to the equator… the range of habitats created from the tropical lowlands to the alpine zone contributes to the incredible biodiversity of New Guinea.. Sign the petition to support the Conservation Province declartion in Papua by going to the link in profile @BirdsofParadiseProject. #TanahPapua, #Indonesia, #Papua


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Video by @TimLaman. Costa’s Hummingbirds, – Aloe flowers – late afternoon backlighting. Coachella Valley, California. Video excerpt from my video and print exhibition at the Sunnylands Center and Gardens near Palm Springs, California on exhibit all winter. If you’re not near Palm Springs, please come over to @TimLaman to see more from this project. I also have fine art prints available at my website www.timlamanfineart.com or at the link in my profile. #hummingbird #birds #yearofthebird #sunnylands #birdsofsunnylands #california #ShotonRED, @reddigitalcinema


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Photo by @TimLaman. Do you know which provinces of what country have declared in October 2018 to commit to keeping 70% of their land as protected forest? It was the provinces of Papua and West Papua, Indonesia, which have shown amazing global leadership and courage by making such a commitment. In December, there will an important vote in the Provincial parliament to make this Conservation Province declaration into law, which is a very important first step in actually putting this noble goal into practice. People all over the world can support this cause by simply signing a petition to let the government of Papua know that we are aware of the amazing conservation leadership they are taking and wish to support and encourage them. Please go to the link in profile @BirdsofParadiseProject, and sign the petition organized by our good friends at @SeaLegacy. It will only take a minute. Thanks for your support. #ProvinsiKonservasi #WestPapua #ConservationProvince #TanahPapua


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Video by @TimLaman. Costa’s Hummingbird – Hesperaloe flowers – early morning backlighting. Coachella Valley, California. I’m grateful this holiday season for the beauty of nature and the time I get to spend in it. I hope the imagery I share brightens your day in a small way and inspires you to help preserve nature around us. Video excerpt from my video and print exhibition at the Sunnylands Center and Gardens near Palm Springs, California on exhibit all winter. If you’re not near Palm Springs, please come over to @TimLaman to see more from this project. I also have fine art prints available at my website www.timlamanfineart.com or at the link in my profile. #hummingbird #birds #yearofthebird #sunnylands #birdsofsunnylands #california #ShotonRED, @reddigitalcinema


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Photo by @TimLaman. I’m excited to share that this image of a Helmeted Hornbill male coming in for a landing at his nest tree, was selected as one of @NatGeo’s “100 Best Photos of 2018”. Especially because this critically endangered species needs all the attention it can get to survive the current poaching crisis it is facing. Thanks to my collaborators at #ThailandHornbillProject and @rangkongid Please follow them and learn more and see how you can help. Lets spread the word and protect Helmeted Hornbills! Just Google “NatGeo best of 2018” to see all the 100 selects. #HelmetedHornbill, #Hornbill, #Endangered, #CornellLabofOrnithology, #ShotonRED, @reddigitalcinema.


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Photo by @TimLaman. My canopy blind was pretty close to this Red Bird-of-Paradise display action, and adding a 2x converter to my 400mm, and with a bit of cropping on the 6K file from my RED Helium camera, you get to see all the detail in the feathers of this male’s face as he performs his up-close to the female final phase of courtship. Please support conservation in West Papua by going to the link in my profile and signing the petition to support the Conservation Province law. It’s historic and will make a huge difference not only for Bird-of-Paradise conservation, but climate change by keeping a LOT of forest intact. Check it out and read the details. And thanks for your support! #ShotonRED, @reddigitalcinema, #birdofparadise #ProvinsiKonservasi #WestPapua #ConservationProvince #TanahPapua


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Photo by @TimLaman. This is Waigeo Island, land of the Red and Wilson’s Birds-of-Paradise. Two of the incredible six species of Birds-of-Paradise that are found ONLY in the province of West Papua. Right now, you have a chance to make a difference for these amazing birds, and all the biodiversity of Papua. As I have mentioned in some recent posts, the government of West Papua, Indonesia, has declared their intent to be a “Conservation Province” or “Provinsi Konservasi” in Indonesian, and protect 70% of their land as forest, as well as protect vast marine areas. In December, there will an important vote in the Provincial parliament to make this Conservation Province declaration into law, which is a very important first step in actually putting this noble goal into practice. People all over the world can support this cause by simply signing a petition to let the government of Papua know that we are aware of the amazing conservation leadership they are taking and wish to support and encourage them. Please go to the link in my IG profile, or this link https://www.sealegacy.org/pages/west-papua?utm_source=tlaman&utm_campaign=westpapua&utm_content=petition and sign the petition organized by our good friends at @SeaLegacy, to help reach the goal of 30,000 signatures. It will only take a minute. Thanks for your support. #ProvinsiKonservasi #WestPapua #ConservationProvince #TanahPapua


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Hi and Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I know many of you have been following my work on the Birds-of-Paradise for many years. Now there is a chance for you to make a difference for these amazing birds, and all the biodiversity of Papua, where species like this incredible Red Bird-of-Paradise live. As I have mentioned in some recent posts, the government of West Papua, Indonesia, has declared their intent to be a “Conservation Province” or “Provinsi Konservasi” in Indonesian, and protect 70% of their land as forest, as well as protect vast marine areas. In December, there will an important vote in the Provincial government taking place to make this Conservation Province declaration into law, which is a very important first step in actually putting this noble goal into practice. People all over the world can support this cause by simply signing a petition to let the government of Papua know that we are aware of the amazing conservation leadership they are taking and wish to support and encourage them. Please go to the link in my IG profile, or this link https://www.sealegacy.org/pages/west-papua?utm_source=tlaman&utm_campaign=westpapua&utm_content=petition and sign the petition organized by our good friends at @SeaLegacy, to help reach the goal of 30,000 signatures. It will only take a minute. Thanks for your support. #ProvinsiKonservasi #WestPapua #ConservationProvince #TanahPapuaa


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Photo by @TimLaman. Shot a few days ago on a spectacular seamount in Coiba National Park, Panama. I’m just back from two weeks of underwater shooting documenting the unique marine biodiversity of this important park that still faces many threats despite its UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. I’m working with @Peter_Houlihan who shot the topside images on this trip and @ChristianZiegler to spread the word on this important conservation area. Check out @Peter_Houlihan to see new rain forest wildlife images from Coiba. #Coiba #CoibaNationalPark #Panama #Biodiversity


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Video by @TimLaman. Costa’s and Rufous Hummingbirds visiting ocotillo flowers. Coachella Valley, California. I’m grateful this holiday season for the beauty of nature and the time I get to spend in it. I hope the imagery I share brightens your day in a small way and inspires you to help preserve nature around us. Video excerpt from my video and print exhibition at the Sunnylands Center and Gardens near Palm Springs, California on exhibit all winter. Please check it out if you are near Palm Springs. If not, please come over to @TimLaman to see more from this project. I also have fine art prints available at my website www.timlamanfineart.com or at the link in my profile. #hummingbird #birds #yearofthebird #sunnylands #birdsofsunnylands #california. @reddigitalcinema #shotonred


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Photos by @TimLaman. Hi everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! While I’ve been in the field nearly constantly these past months, Rachel back in my studio has been busy putting together a new Fine Art website to start offering high quality prints of my work. We are starting by offering images from the two gallery exhibits I have had this year, “Walden Pond” and “Birds of Sunnylands”. Please check it out at www.timlamanfineart.com or the link in my profile. Swipe to see a few of my favorite images from the new galleries – hummingbirds from Sunnylands, and my interpretations of my local New England woods from Walden Pond. As an introductory offer, we are offering a 20% off coupon for your first order. Thanks for your support! #fineart, #waldenpond, #sunnylands #hummingbird


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