BBC Wildlife Portfolio

BBC Wildlife magazine published Tim’s Birds of Paradise images in their December issue.  The 13 page portfolio includes 12 of Tim’s best Birds of Paradise photographs.

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    Birds of Paradise in Outdoor Photographer

    Birds of Paradise CoverThis months issue of Outdoor Photographer features a story on Tim’s Birds of Paradise project.  Writer Amy Gulick tells of Tim’s 8 year journey culminating with the publication of “Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World’s Most Extraordinary Birds”.  It features some of Tim’s best Birds of Paradise photographs.  You can view the article online at Outdoor Photographer’s website:  Birds of Paradise.  If you live in the U.S., you still have a couple more days to order the book to receive it before Christmas.  Purchase the Birds of Paradise book at Tim Laman’s store.

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      Print Sale

      We are having a sale at Tim Laman’s online archive.  For the next 10 days everything is 10% off!  At checkout, enter the coupon code: SALE10.  This offer expires December 20th and can not be redeemed more than once.  Happy Holidays!

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        N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Host Birds of Paradise

        The Birds of Paradise exhibit that deputed at National Geographic headquarters last year is now on display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.  You can visit the exhibit through March 23rd, 2014.  Sarah Lindenfield Hall posed a nice review at WRAL.com

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          “Three Days, Three Wild Finds” in Harvard Gazette

           

          A new species of Leaf-tailed Gecko.

          A new species of Leaf-tailed Gecko.

          Harvard University published a story on Tim’s recent discoveries of new species in Cape Melville, Australia.  This was part of his Cape York expedition where they were dropped off by a helicopter to the rainforest in the mountains made of boulders.  Tim is an associate of Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology after receiving his Ph.D. in Biology from the prestigious university.  View the entire story on the Harvard Gazette’s website.

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            Exploring a “Lost World” in Australia

            Our pilot Bungie flies his helicopter low over the rainforest and boulders of the Cape Melville Range as he comes in to pick us up from on top of one of the giant boulders and move us to a better location.  Herpetologist Conrad Hoskin and were dropped off in this remote mountain range for several days, and I documented Conrad's discoveries of several new species of reptiles and amphibians, including the spectacular new "Cape Melville Leaf-tailed Gecko". Cape Melville Range, Cape Melville National Park, Cape York Peninsula

            Our pilot Bungie flies his helicopter low over the rainforest and boulders of the Cape Melville Range as he comes in to pick us up from on top of one of the giant boulders and move us to a better location. Herpetologist Conrad Hoskin and were dropped off in this remote mountain range for several days, and I documented Conrad’s discoveries of several new species of reptiles and amphibians, including the spectacular new “Cape Melville Leaf-tailed Gecko”.
            Cape Melville Range, Cape Melville National Park, Cape York Peninsula

            See the blog post about this expedition here.

            Also see the “In the Media” page for links to various news reports about this expedition and its discoveries.

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              “Lost World” Reveals New Species

              Lost World

              Pockets of rainforest dot the boulderfields of the Cape Melville Range.

               

              In March, Tim went to the Cape Melville Range in Australia with Conrad Hoskin from James Cook University and discovered new species of amphibian and reptiles.  This was part of an expedition traversing the Cape York Peninsula of Northeastern Australia.  As you can see from the picture above, the mountain range is covered with huge boulders that make the area almost impassable.  The only way in was by being dropped off by helicopter onto one of the boulders the size of a house, which didn’t work the first time.  You can read the full story by National Geographic News.

              New Gecko Species

              Herpetologist Conrad Hoskin holds a brand new species of Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius eximius) shortly after his discovery in the pockets of rainforest in the boulder fields of the Cape Melville Range.

               

              New Frog Species

              A new species of Boulder Frog (Cophixalus petrophilus) found among the boulders of the Cape Melville Range.

               

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                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….”

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                  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.

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                    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.

                     

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