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.
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.
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….”
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.
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.