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Bio Wildlife Photojournalist/Filmmaker--NatGeo & Cornell Lab of Ornithology--Exploring earth's biodiversity, especially wild birds @birdsofparadiseproject
Tim Laman (@timlaman) Instagram photos and videos
List of Instagram medias taken by Tim Laman (@timlaman)
photo by @TimLaman. A Buffy Fish-Owl triggers my camera trap while hunting from a log along a river in Borneo’s Gunung Palung National Park. An initial result from a new @NatGeo project documenting the incredible biodiversity in the lowland rain forest of Gunung Palung, one of the best remaining examples of Borneo’s lowland forest. The project is a collaboration with the Balai Taman Nasional Gunung Palung to spread the word about this invaluable national park. #GunungPalung, #GunungPalungNationalPark, #WestKalimantan, #Indonesia, #Borneo, #owl, @TimLaman
Photo by @TimLaman. A huge thank you to Benny Mambrassar (center) and the whole crew from Magnificus Expeditions for showing me around your amazing home island of Waigeo and making the whole Papua Biodiversity shoot a huge success. Looking forward to coming back and exploring your amazing part of the world more with you. @BirdsofParadiseProject, #CornellLabofOrnithology, #RajaAmpat, #Waigeo, #BirdsofParadise, #Papua, #Indonesia.
Photo by @TimLaman. As dawn breaks, a male Red Bird-of-Paradise prepares for his morning courtship ritual at the top of the forest canopy. Found only on the Indonesian islands of Batanta, Gam and Waigeo in the Raja Ampat Group west of New Guinea, this species has evolved in isolation from its nearest relatives on the mainland. While not the only member of the genus with red plumes or even the reddest bird-of-paradise species (a distinction that goes to the King Bird-of-Paradise), the common English name of this species nevertheless comes from the rich crimson color of its elongate flank plumes. @birdsofparadiseproject #CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #yearofthebird #WestPapua #IndonesiaBiodiversity #Indonesia #RajaAmpat @TimLaman
Photo by @TimLaman. The incomparable Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise, male displaying to a female. Found only in Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Islands, and one of the most boldly colored Birds-of-Paradise of all. Great to see them again here on Waigeo Island, where local landowners are successfully managing to create livelihoods around taking visitors to see their local birdlife. Don’t forget to follow @BirdsofParadiseProject for your regular BoP photos, videos and stories. #RajaAmpat, #Waigeo, #BirdsofParadise, @BirdsofParadiseProject, #Papua, #Indonesia
Photo by @TimLaman. The spectacular Palm Cockatoo is the largest parrot in the Austral-Asian region, and can pry open amazingly hard seeds with its powerful bill. Photographed on Waigeo Island in West Papua’s Raja Ampat Islands, this is one of the representative species of this part of Indonesia. So great to see healthy numbers of them here. Stay tuned as I explore the biodiversity of this amazing part of Indonesia. Like all my long-lens bird images, this one was #FramedonGitzo. See @GitzoInspires, #palmcockatoo, #birds, #YearoftheBird, #Papua, #Indonesia, #sponsored, @TimLaman.
Photo by @TimLaman. An osprey in Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Islands gives me a stare as I capture this photo from a healthy distance with a long lens… “no Mr. Osprey, I’m not about to steal your fish”. Osprey are one of the most widely distributed bird species on the planet, spanning all continents except Antarctica. So they are certainly not unique to Papua, yet the rich marine habitat and healthy forest nearby with good nest sites makes Waigeo and other islands here ideal habitat for this very successful bird of prey. #IndonesiaBiodiversity, #Osprey, #birds, #YearoftheBird, #Papua, #Indonesia, @TimLaman.
Photo by @TimLaman. In the field photographing the misty morning at Lake Habbema recently. Yes it’s cold – there was frost on my backpack in the back of our truck. Not what most people think of when they think of Indonesia! Shooting video and stills with one camera, and time lapses with the other, on my trusty Gitzo tripods of course. Spectacular morning. #FramedonGitzo. @GitzoInspires, #onassignment, #behindthescenes, #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua, #sponsored.
Photo by @TimLaman. This is the Yellow-billed Kingfisher female with her cool haircut. I’m now in the lowland rainforest of Papua outside Jayapura in the Isyo Forest of Nimboren, a rainforest rich in birdlife such as this forest kingfisher that hunts insects and lizards. Swipe to see her in profile! #IndonesiaBiodiversity, #Kingfisher, #birds, #Papua, #Indonesia, @TimLaman.
Photo by @TimLaman. Can’t resist sharing another view of the spectacular Peak Trikora reflected in Lake Habbema in Lorentz National Park. This little-visited area of Papua, Indonesia is a World Heritage Site with amazing scenery and biological diversity, and so much potential for ecotourism. It can be reached by a pretty good road now from Wamena, so is quite feasible to visit. I hope you have a chance to experience the beauty yourself…. #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua