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Tim Laman (@timlaman) Instagram photos and videos
List of Instagram medias taken by Tim Laman (@timlaman)
Photo by @TimLaman. Peak Trikora, the third highest summit in Indonesia at 4730 meters (15,580 feet) is hit by the rising sun as I viewed it from Lake Habbema. This is on the huge island of New Guinea (second largest island in the world after Greenland), and this peak is just one of many along the enormous mountain chain that runs across the spine of New Guinea island spanning the Western half (that is Papua, Indonesia) and the Eastern half (which is the independent country of Papua New Guinea). The highest peak is Puncak Jaya aka Carstenz Pyramid at 4884 meters, which is about 200 km west down the spine from here, also in Indonesia. I’m exploring the biodiversity of the alpine environment here in Papua, which is rich in endemic plants, birds, and lots else. #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua
Photo by @TimLaman. The Milky Way looms over Peak Trikora, the third highest peak in Indonesia in the province of Papua on the huge island of New Guinea, at 4730 meters (15,580 feet). Shot a few nights ago from our campsite by Lake Habbema, a beautiful alpine lake at 3200 meters where I’ve been exploring the alpine environment and wildlife. It’s hard to believe you are in Indonesia when the thermometer dips near freezing, but the clear mountain air made for spectacular stars. This was a 30sec exposure at f2.8, ISO2500, with a 14mm lens. #TL_WildlifePhotoTips, #milkyway, #galaxy, #stars, #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua.
Photo by @TimLaman. I’m excited to be back in the forests and mountains of Papua, Indonesia, where vast tracks of rain forest like this still remain. I’m here to document the biodiversity and spread awareness about this important region. This mountain valley is on the way up to Lake Habbema in #LorenzNationalPark. Indonesia’s far eastern provinces of Papua and West Papua (once called Irian Jaya) on the big island of New Guinea are still covered by more than 90% forest, and this is the third largest tract of tropical forest remaining in the world after the Amazon and Congo and critically important as the “lungs of the planet”. Here you can see symbiotic “ant plants” growing on the tree branches in the foreground. #rainforest, #Indonesia, #Papua.
There are some places in the world it still takes a long time to get to. 59 hours of flying and airport layovers after leaving home near Boston, and I finally touched down in Sentani airport in Papua, Indonesia… and that’s the fastest connection there is to get here. And I still have a short domestic flight and then 4WD journey to get to my field location. But it’s worth it. For the last hour plus of the flight, we traversed the entire Indonesian half of this great island of New Guinea, with its vast rain forests, mountains, and little sign of man’s impact. One of the biggest remaining blocks of rain forest in the world, and so much to explore….. iPhone photo out the plane window. #Papua, #Indonesia, #NewGuinea, #rainforest
Photo by @TimLaman. Fall colors and birch trees create an impressionistic reflection in the waters of a flooded meadow near Walden Pond. One of the images from my Walden Pond Collection, now on exhibit at the Walden Pond Visitor Center. Join me this afternoon, Friday June 1 any time between 4-7 PM for an open house at the gallery. Hope to see you there! Learn more about my Walden Pond Project at the link in my profile. #WaldenPond, #WaldenPondProject, #Concord, #HenryDavidThoreau, #Massachusetts
Photo by @TimLaman. Mallards in the mist at Walden Pond on a cool morning at sunrise. An image from my Walden Pond Fine Art Collection, now on exhibit at the new Walden Pond Visitor Center. I’m hosting an open house there this Friday June 1, 4-7 PM so stop by if you are in the area and combine a visit to the gallery with a walk in the woods. Free and open to the public. See link in profile to learn more about the collection. #WaldenPond, #WaldenPondProject, #Concord, #HenryDavidThoreau, #Massachusetts.
I’m excited to announce that a gallery exhibition of my Walden Pond images is now open at the beautiful new Walden Pond Visitor Center. If you are in the vicinity of Concord, Massachusetts, you are invited to an Open House this Friday June 1st. Drop in to the Walden Pond Visitor Center and say hello and see the exhibition. I’ll be there to meet people from 4-7 PM and talk casually about my photography. The image here is the poster I created for the exhibition. As those of you who have been following me on Instagram may have noticed, I have been photographing nature throughout the seasons at Walden Pond between my international adventures for many years. I’ve now created a fine art print collection on recycled aluminum which I’ve very excited about, and which I’m sharing for the first time at this gallery exhibit. Let’s celebrate the beauty of nature in Massachusetts! Hope to see you there! #WaldenPondProject, #Concord, #HenryDavidThoreau, #Massachusetts.
Photos by @timlaman. Pride of Madeira flowers blooming on the Big Sur coast, California. I had a chance last week to drive down the the beautiful Big Sur coast and do a little photography along this spectacular stretch of Pacific coastline. Swipe to see a behind the scenes shot. #sponsored #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #bigsur #behindthescenes
Photo by @TimLaman. The oddly twisted neck of this male Magnificent Riflebird reveals a beautiful range of metallic blue and purple hues from the ornamental feathers along his throat and upper breast. To see this bird perform his shape-shifting courtship dance, check out the video at @BirdsofParadiseProject. The large vine this male is perching on is type preferred for courtship displays in this species. #Papua #WestPapua #IndonesiaBiodiversity @BirdsofParadiseProject.#CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #Indonesia #PapuaNewGuinea #Australia #yearofthebird @TimLaman
I’m excited to share the post below from my co-director for the film Person of the Forest, @melissalesh The film has been touring festivals, but is now finally viewable to the public and as a “Vimeo Staff Pick”, no less! Please follow the link in my profile and enjoy and share! Reposted from Melissa: Orangutans have taught me a lot about our connection to the earth. Sharing 97% of our DNA and having culture similar to our own, it is easy to see just how of-this-earth we really are, one family. In fact we are so similar that pharmacy pregnancy tests can be used to detect a pregnant female orangutan. Despite our similarities, orangutans are in particular need of our attention right now, their populations are in peril. A recent study suggests that with current trends continuing, orangutans will be extinct in the wild by 2030. Their future literally rests in our hands, with palm oil (contained in many of our everyday products) being the leading cause of their habitat decline. I hope you can take a moment to watch, share, and appreciate one of our closest relatives. The research featured in the film is part of a larger conservation effort and is one piece of the solution. This project would not have been possible without my co-director Tim Laman @timlaman , co-producer Trevor frost @tbfrost , cinematographer Robert Suro @rrsuro , researcher Cheryl Knott @cheryl_d_knott and the many working to protect and learn more about orangutans on the ground in #GunugPalungNationalPark. #savegporangutans #earthday and thank you @Vimeo!
There are only 2 days left in @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale of signed prints for only $100. My image of the Red Bird-of-Paradise is in good company with these stunning images by @JoelSartore, @BrianSkerry and other great photographers. Visit the link in my profile to see the full collection, running until April 28th.
I’m proud to be part of @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale that highlights amazing sites from around the globe. These great photographs by @DavidDoubilet, @BeverlyJoubert, @Stevewinterphoto and @FransLanting are all available for $100! Click the link in my profile to see the entire collection of signed prints available until April 28th.