Author Archives: Tim Laman

Flashback Japan – feature in Japanese National Geographic

Happy 20th Anniversary to National Geographic Japan, the first international edition of National Geographic magazine! In honor of their anniversary, National Geographic Japan created a special section called Flashback Japan in their December 2015 issue, and I am honored to be featured.  They selected one of my images from my story about Japanese Winter Wildlife, originally published in the January 2003 issue of National Geographic.  Here is the spread from Japanese National Geographic. I have provided an English translation of the Japanese text below.   Here is the English translation of the text on the spread above, published in Dec…

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Borneo Is Burning

Below are some pictures of the fires and its effects from 3 weeks ago.  Indonesia recently received some rain but the fires are still a threat.           See the National Geographic New article:  Photos: Indonesia’s Rampant Fires Threaten Rare Orangutan.  

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Borneo Is Burning

Yesterday, National Geographic News posted Tim’s photo story on their website, Photos: Indonesia’s Rampant Fires Threaten Rare Orangutans.  A couple of weeks ago Tim was on assignment in Indonesia photographing the devastation.  He was on the front lines where people were desperately trying to put out the fires.  Not only is this a huge ecological disaster threatening orangutans and other wildlife but it is also effecting the air we breath.  Check out Tim’s Instagram (@TimLaman) to see other pictures of the wildfires.  To see more pictures of the endangered orangutans the fire is threatening, visit Tim Laman’s Wild Orangutan

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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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