Once In A Blue Moon

Dear Friends, I’m sure you have all heard the expression “Once in a Blue Moon”, but did you know that a blue moon refers to the second full moon that falls in one calendar month?  This is pretty rare, occurring only about once every 2.5 years, but we had one recently on Oct 30, and […]

Supporting Wild Orangutans of Gunung Palung

This year has been a wild ride, but I’m still feeling thankful.  This thanksgiving holiday, I’ve decided that instead of focusing on Black Friday sales, I want to use the reach I have with my newsletter and social media to help raise awareness and support for Orangutan Conservation in Borneo.  So I hope you will […]

Backyard Bird Inspiration

Finding inspiration in nature, and sharing it with others, is part of everything I do.  This crazy Covid year has given me a chance to find some of that inspiration closer to home, and I wanted to share a little with you this week.  Like many of you I’m sure, I have had bird feeders […]

A Moment of Nature’s Beauty: The “Bird-of-Paradise Sunrise”

Dear Friends, To celebrate the launching of my Limited Editions prints, I’d like to share a behind the scenes video about how I made what is perhaps my most famous image, the Bird-of-Paradise Sunrise.  This video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, featuring my colleague Ed Scholes and me, tells the story behind this shot. […]

International Photo Festival at Montier en Der

Dear Friends, I have just returned from a great experience in France, where I was a special guest of honor at the International Photo Festival at Montier en Der.  It’s a unique festival with a hundred photographers exhibiting, and over 40,000 visitors over four days.  I selected twenty of my best rain forest bird images […]

Back to Gunung Palung

Dear Friends, In October I was able to get back out to Gunung Palung in Borneo and check in on the baby orangutan born to Walimah in May.  You may recall from an earlier newsletter that in July, the two-month old baby was still clinging to her mom 100% of the time.  What a big […]

Raja Ampat

Dear Friends,   One of the highlights of recent months has been a chance to dive and photograph in the Raja Ampat Islands.  If you are not familiar with Raja Ampat, they are the group of islands off the western tip of New Guinea, in the Indonesian province of West Papua.  I have been diving there […]

Learn Wildlife Photography From Tim Laman

Check out Tim Laman’s latest publication “The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography”.  Tim prepared 12 lectures on wildlife photography while renowned photographer Michael Melford has 12 lectures on landscape photography.  Tim teaches the practical, technical and artistic aspects of wildlife photography while showing you how he took some of his world famous […]

New Species Discovered In Lost World

If you missed Tim’s article in Australian Geographic you can now read it online.  In the Cape York Peninsula of Australia, the boulder fields are a spectacular sight.  Tim and biologist Conrad Hoskin traveled by helicopter to discover new species during their expedition.  You can read the article on Australian Geographic’s webpage – Cape Melville’s Lost World. […]