Author Archives: Tim Laman

Wild Planet Interview

While in London, Tim was interviewed by Wild Planet about winning the portfolio award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.  The article features 14 questions and all 6 winning images.

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New BBC film: Attenborough’s Paradise Birds

If you are in the UK, or anywhere you can get BBC2, don’t miss Sir David Attenborough’s newest film on the Birds of Paradise called “Attenborough’s Paradise Birds”. It is airing at 8:00 PM on Thursday, Jan 29, 2015. Many video shots and sequences made by Tim Laman and Ed Scholes are found throughout the film, including this title shot which you may recognize if you know Tim’s work:   See the trailer here: ATTENBOROUGH’S PARADISE BIRDS TRAILER Featured in the film are Tim Laman and Ed Scholes and their project to photograph all the species of Birds of Paradise,…

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2014 – It’s Been Quite a Year!

Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, Explorer’s Club membership, and a Canon exhibit and ad campaign make for a banner year. Fieldwork is what I am all about…. Field research and exploration, and spending many months in the wild corners of the planet seeking those elusive, story-telling images of rare species and wild landscapes. This year was no exception, with a lot of field time on my “Documenting Orangutan Diversity” project in Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as shooting in some other locations such as the Maldives, the Sierra Nevada range, and China. But as the year wraps up, I…

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Ten Questions with Tim Laman

Here is a recent interview I did for a Singapore newspaper. Since I get many questions about my background and my photography, I thought I would share it here. Hope you enjoy it!

  1. What is your earliest memory of travelling? How did it inspire you?
My earliest memories of traveling are going by ship across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Japan with my family when I was 4 years old in 1965. My parents lived and worked in Japan when I was growing up, so we traveled a lot back and forth from Asia to the States and…

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Postcards from Borneo

The final installment of our summer “Postcards from Borneo” blog series on the Nataional Geographic PROOF Blog has just gone live.  Check it out HERE. In this post, my wife, orangutan researcher Cheryl Knott, wraps things up from her perspective.  It has been an amazing summer working in the field with my wife and her team of students and research assistants in Gunung Palung National Park, in Indonesian Borneo.  As we have for many years, we also took our kids Russell and Jessica with us and they had a great time at this unusual summer camp.  This year, National Geographic…

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Fieldwork with the Family

For many months of each year, I am in the field on my own.  But most summers in recent years, I have traveled with my wife Cheryl Knott, who is a Boston University professor and orangutan researcher, to her field site in Gunung Palung National Park in Borneo.  And we have also been taking our children with us.  This year I have been working on a new orangutan project for National Geographic, and NatGeo asked us to also cover the family angle.  So we have been writing a series of blog posts for their PROOF blog. See the latest post…

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