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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. 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
Photo by @TimLaman. A high valley in the Lorentz National Park filled with tree ferns and limestone outcrops has a real “lost world” feel to it. I was keeping my eye out for dinosaurs, but no luck. This habitat is at about 3500 meters elevation where temperatures regularly drop to around freezing at night, even here near the equator. #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua, #IndonesiaBiodiversity.
Photo by @TimLaman. The high peaks of the Jayawijaya or “Snow Mountains” are no longer covered in snow, but they were not that long ago. When first sighted by Europeans in the 1600’s there were extensive snow caps along this range, but it disappeared from this area by the mid 1900’s. But you can clearly see the signs of past ice cover here on these exposed limestone peaks, which are scraped smooth and polished on top. #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua
Photo by @TimLaman. This road climbs through the remote wilderness of Lorentz National Park past lake Habbema and over a pass in the Jayawijaya Mountains at 3700 meters, and is likely one of the most remote and highest roads in Indonesia. A road through a wilderness is a scar on the landscape to be sure, but it also provides unprecedented access for exploration… a mixed blessing, but it certainly allowed me to get up into this amazing zone of scoured limestone rock and unique plant and animal life to document the biodiversity here. #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua
Photo by @TimLaman. This is the Tufted Berrypecker, another species of bird unique to the high mountains of New Guinea, photographed here near Lake Habbema in Lorentz National Park, Papua, Indonesia visiting a Schefflera tree. #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua #birdofparadise #bird #IndonesiaBiodiversity
Photo by @TimLaman. Mist hovers over Lake Habbema, as the rising sun illuminates the atmosphere above the mountains and paints the sky before the first rays touch the peaks. I’m exploring the alpine environment here in Indonesia’s Lorentz National Park, in Papua Province in the Western half of the big island of New Guinea around this lake at 3200 meters elevation and above, where many unique plants and animals are found. #Indonesiabiodiversity, #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua
Photo by @TimLaman. The Splendid Astrapia Bird-of-Paradise, found only here in the high mountains of New Guinea, such as this area around Lake Habbema in Papua, Indonesia. Photographed at 3300 meters feeding on Schefflera fruits. This bird has some amazing iridescent feathers all over its head and neck that look black from some angles, but when the bird looks toward you and catches the light, are a shimmering green color. Don’t forget to follow the @BirdsofParadiseProject IG feed to get your regular fix of bird-of-paradise pictures, videos, and fun facts! #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua #birdofparadise #bird #IndonesiaBiodiversity
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