Author Archives: Tim Laman

RED Digital Cinema Interview

Tim was on assignment for the BBC filming birds of paradise for Planet Earth II and he shot mostly with the RED Epic.  RED Digital Cinema interviewed Tim about the RED Epic video camera which you can read via the link below.  The camera has such a large sensor he was able to get some amazing stills pulled from the video.  Read the interview to see how this amazing camera helped in filming the Red Bird of Paradise.

Tim Laman Talks Stills and Motion Capture with RED.

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Get the Story Behind the Story

See Tim talk about the difficulties of photographing Orangutans in the wild and the conservation issues that face them.  Tim’s story ‘Tough Times for Orangutans’ won 1st place in the nature stories category of the World Press Photo awards this year.

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Mission Critical: Orangutan On The Edge Premiers on Earth Day

This Friday at 9 pm, the Nat Geo Wild Channel will premier Tim’s show on Orangutans.  As you can see below, if you check out their website now you can view clips from the show along with a slideshow of Tim’s images.  Learn about Orangutans and Tim’s mission to save them at Nat Geo Wild’s website.

NG Wild Orangutans

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National Geographic Traveler

Tim’s pictures were featured in the April/May issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.  The story was written by his wife and 2 kids about their summer adventures to Borneo as a family.

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World Press Photo Win

Tim’s orangutan story has won 1st prize for Nature Stories in the 2016 World Press Photo Contest!  You can see his winning story “Tough Times for Orangutans” on the World Press Photo website.



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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.

Flashback Japan - Dec 2015 National Geographic Japanese edition spread featuring a photo from Tim Laman's Jan 2003 article about Winter Wildlife in Japan.


Here is the English translation of the text on the spread above, published in Dec 2015 National Geographic Japanese edition:

Deer and Sea Ice, Hokkaido, Japan

One morning, photographer Tim Laman was exploring the remote coast of Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido. While he was making landscape photographs of the sea ice, several deer appeared, walking along the beach. “I became very excited at what they might add to the composition,” Tim said.

Laman, a world-class wildlife photographer, is also a field biologist with a doctorate from Harvard. He says, “I like to capture images showing animals in their landscape.” After a while, two of the deer, coming from opposite directions, met and gently touched noses, …

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