Tim Laman

"I've spent thousands of hours in blinds especially for my work photographing New Guinea's Birds-of-Paradise. Blinds have allowed me to get into positions that would be impossible to otherwise and to capture intimate images and natural behavior of some of the most dazzling and fascinating birds on earth." ~ Tim Laman



Tim Laman is a field biologist, wildlife photojournalist, and filmmaker.  Since getting his Ph.D. from Harvard for pioneering research in Borneo’s rainforest canopy, his cameras have been his tools for telling the stories of rare and endangered wildlife, and revealing some of earth’s wildest places.  He has photographed on all seven continents, and regularly travels to some of the most remote corners of the earth to explore and document poorly known species. He is most well known for his long-term work on birds-of-paradise and orangutans.  He has published 23 feature stories in National Geographic magazine, and has worked on films for National Geographic Channel, BBC, and Netflix.


Tim’s work has garnered numerous awards, including the overall Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner in 2016, twenty other winning images in that competition over the years, a 1st place from World Press Photo, and the North American Nature Photography Association’s “Nature Photographer of the Year”.  Tim is a fellow of the Explorer’s Club and of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and is a Associate of the Ornithology Department at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, as well as the co-founder of the Birds-of-Paradise Project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Check out Tim's incredible body of work on his website and his beautiful fine art prints.