This summer follow Tim’s adventures with his family in Borneo documenting orangutans for an assignment with National Geographic on their PROOF blog. View his first post: Postcards From Borneo: A Family Adventure Begins Anew.
On Saturday October 25, Tim will be the keynote speaker at the Wildscreen Photography Festival held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Formerly WildPhotos, this 3 day event includes workshops and talks from the best environmental and wildlife photographers. You can see the announcement and some of Tim’s pictures on the Wildscreen Festivals website.
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.