Tim Featured In Canon Ad

Tim Laman in Canon Advertisement.

Tim Laman in Canon Advertisement.

 

In the October issue of National Geographic Japan, Canon has taken out a multipage add featuring Tim.  This picture was taken while photographing birds for his mangroves assignment.  The ad is 4 pages and folds out from behind the front cover.  To see some of the things Tim was photographing in Florida visit Tim Laman’s Mangroves Gallery.  (Photo by Zafer Kizilkaya)

About what he is doing here, Tim said “I waded into the water with my tripod to try get closer to the  roseate spoonbills I was photographing.  The sea was flat calm, and the bottom was pretty solid, so I kept slowly moving closer.  Pretty soon I was in over my waist, but it really helped me get closer.  I’m always willing to take some risk with my gear to get a unique angle….”

Cleaner Shrimp feature in Daily Mail

In August I photographed my son Russell diving off Bali, Indonesia, and getting his teeth cleaned by the cleaner shrimp that usually serve the needs of the local fish.  The UK newspaper Daily Mail has now published the story.  See it on DailyMail website:

 

Diver Russell Laman (age 13)  visiting a "cleaning station" on the reef, where fish come to have parasites and debris removed from their skin and teeth by shrimp.  The White-banded Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis),  recognize Russell's mouth as a source of food, and enters and begins to clean his teeth.

Diver Russell Laman (age 13) visiting a “cleaning station” on the reef, where fish come to have parasites and debris removed from their skin and teeth by shrimp. The White-banded Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis), recognize Russell’s mouth as a source of food, and enters and begins to clean his teeth.

Hornbills Of The World Available Now

Hornbills Of The World

You can now purchase the book Hornbills Of The World through our online store!  This soft cover book by Pilai Poonswad, Alan Kemp and Morten Strange features photographs by Tim Laman and 61 other contributors.  All 57 species are described with multiple photographs showing both the male and female birds.  Each species has a description, distribution map, and information on the breeding ecology, habits and status of these unique birds.

 

New Book on Hornbills

Hornbills-of-the-World-Cover

 

Tim started shooting hornbills many years ago and did a story for National Geographic Magazine in July 1999.  Hornbills Of The World is a photographic guide that gives descriptions of all the species and other general information like their unique breeding behavior.  Tim’s photographs are used for most of the Asian species of hornbills.  Soon this book will be available to purchase on our website, Tim Laman’s Wildlife Photo Archive.  You can see Tim’s spectacular hornbill photos here – Tim Laman Wildlife Photojournalist.

Birds-of-Paradise in the TREES Exhibit at LOOK3

It was a real thrill to see my Birds-of-Paradise images showcased on huge banners in the TREES exhibit at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph this past week.

Forty of my images were printed double sided on twenty large banners that now hang all along the beautiful outdoor pedestrian mall of historic downtown Charlottesville.  The exhibit will be up until mid-July, so check it out if you are in the neighborhood.

Here I am posing below one of the huge images in the Birds-of-Paradise TREES exhibit at LOOK3. (photo by Stacy Gold)

Here I am posing below one of the huge images in the Birds-of-Paradise TREES exhibit at LOOK3.           (photo by Stacy Gold – Thanks Stacy!)

 

 

 

Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise and Red Bird-of-Paradise in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA

Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise and Red Bird-of-Paradise in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA

 

 

Paradise Riflebird, Goldies Birds-of-Paradise, Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise and others in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA.

Paradise Riflebird, Goldies Birds-of-Paradise, Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise and others in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA.

 

 

Red Bird-of-Paradise in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA

Red Bird-of-Paradise in the Trees Exhibit at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA

 

I could not be more pleased with how well the printing was done and the exhibit hung.  Thanks to the organizers of this fabulous event!

 

 

 

Featured in New York Times Lens Blog

My work on the Birds of Paradise is featured today in an interview and gallery on the New York Times Lens Blog.

This is one of the leading photojournalism blogs in the world, so it is an honor to be featured.  Check it out.

Tim Laman's Birds of Paradise are featured on the New York Times Lens Blog today

Tim Laman’s Birds of Paradise are featured on the New York Times Lens Blog today

Little Explorers in Borneo

The terrific nature magazine aimed at kids called “Ranger Rick” has recently published a story which is a collaboration between my two kids Russell and Jessica, and me.  Story by the kids, photos by me.  My wife also played a key part, of course.  She is primatologist Cheryl Knott, Professor at Boston University, and she has been doing research on wild orangutans in Borneo for many years.  In recent years our kids have been traveling with us to her research site in Borneo nearly every summer.  Now Ranger Rick has published the story of my kids adventure traveling deep into the rain forest in Borneo with their Mom and Dad to study orangutans, and they have told it in their own words.

Borneo Adventure story by Russell and Jessica Laman as told to Ellen Lambeth.

Borneo Adventure story by Russell and Jessica Laman as told to Ellen Lambeth.  Published in Ranger Rick magazine, March 2013.

And Russell even made the back cover.  We found this very large stick insect right near our camp, and Russell picked it up and was letting it crawl up his shirt.  When it crawled right up on his face, he didn’t seem to mind at all!

 

Russell Laman with large stick insect on face.  Back cover or March 2013 Ranger Rick.

Russell Laman with large stick insect on face. Back cover or March 2013 Ranger Rick.

 

Exploring Mangrove Biodiversity – the Forests in the Sea

Sponges, tuncates, and other invertebrate life growing in profusion on the roots of Red Mangrove trees in the Belize Cays.

Sponges, tuncates, and other invertebrate life growing in profusion on the roots of Red Mangrove trees in the Belize Cays.

 

Mangroves are the trees that can stand to have their roots in salt water – the buffer between land and sea.  They form incredibly important nursery grounds for marine life, and habitat for lots of other wildlife as well.  They also protect coastlines and provide lots of useful resources.  I was tapped to do a story on Mangroves for National Geographic magazine, apparently because I have a high tolerance for mud and mosquitos.

See my full photo gallery of mangrove images at www.timlaman.com.

 

 

Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Cobalt-winged Parakeets (Brotogeris cyanoptera) at a clay lick south of the Napo River, Yasuni National Park, Orellana Province, Ecuador

Cobalt-winged Parakeets (Brotogeris cyanoptera) at a clay lick south of the Napo River, Yasuni National Park, Orellana Province, Ecuador

For the January 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine, I was part of a team of five Nat Geo photographers including Ivan Kashinsky, Karla Gachet, David Liittschwager and Steve Winter.  We went to Ecuador for one month to document the biologically richest place on the planet, Yasuni National Park, and the important conservation issues and human cultural issues surrounding it.  Here is the feature story at Nat Geo.

You can see how all our efforts came together to tell the story in this interactive.

Also, Spencer Milsap of Nat Geo produced this video piece, which my assistant Anand Varma and I also helped to shoot.  It captures what it was like to work on this story in the Amazon rain forest of Ecuador.

 

 

 

New Articles in National Geographic

Check out the two latest issues of National Geographic magazine for Tim’s articles:

Opening spread of the Birds of Paradise story in Dec 2012 National Geographic

December 2012 features the Birds of Paradise story.  See the story at National Geographic.

January 2013 is a Special Issue of National Geographic kicking off the 125th Anniversary of the Society and celebrating Exploration.  Tim was part of a team of five photographers sent on assignment to Yasuni National Park in Ecuador to document the most species-rich place on the planet.

This issue of Nat Geo has a series of five covers on the front of the magazine.  Tim’s image above is featured as the “second” cover.  See the story at National Geographic.