When Tim and Edwin Scholes were in Philadelphia for the opening of their Birds of Paradise exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University they did a radio interview. You can listen to the podcast of Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane as they discuss the behavior of the birds of paradise and how they captured all 39 species. As part of the interview they broadcast some of the birds of paradise mating calls and explain how they do it.
Tim has been highly honored in the Birds Category of Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2013. His picture of the displaying lesser bird-of-paradise captured the attention of the judges. This picture was taken in the Vogelkop Peninsula in West Papua, Indonesia. The winning images will be on display at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. this fall.
Tim’s exhibit, Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution, is now open at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. The exhibit developed by National Geographic and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is open from May 3 to September 1, 2014. Check out The Academy’s website to plan your visit.
Our short Bird of Paradise film called “Paradise Found”, shot by Tim Laman, Ed Scholes and Eric Liner, and produced/edited by Tom Swartwout won the category “Best Exploration Film”. It was a real honor and thrill to attend the festival this past weekend in New York City at the famed Explorer’s Club.
Here is the TRAILER for the festival, which gives you a great overview of the films we saw last Saturday. You’ll see glimpse of Tim rappelling and birds of paradise performing in the reel.
Go to the festival WEBSITE to see the trailers for the individual films and learn more about the winning films.
Ever since I was a teenager growing up in Japan and visited the Canon photo galleries in Tokyo, I had a dream to one day have my own work featured there. Now I am happy to say that a selection of my best Bird-of-Paradise photographs are on exhibit at the Canon Gallery S in Canon S Tower in Shinagawa, Tokyo. It is a short walk from Shinagawa station, so if you are in Tokyo, please check it out. It includes a video I shot in 4K using Canon’s amazing EOS-1D C camera recently in Australia, displayed on a huge 84 inch monitor, and also samples of stills taken from 4K video frames.
Birds Of Paradise: Revealing The World’s Most Extraordinary Birds has been translated into Japanese and is available for purchase. One great addition to the book is that in the Japanese edition, it contains QR codes that take you directly to videos of the birds. You can find it in bookstores in Japan, or order it from the Nat Geo Japan website. If you are in the US or elsewhere and are interested in purchasing a copy please contact us by email at email@example.com.