National Geographic Photographer
Tim Laman is a Ph.D. rain forest field biologist and wildlife photojournalist who has been a regular contributor to National Geographic since 1997. He recently completed his 18th article for the magazine. He is also a research associate in the Ornithology Department at Harvard University, and has a special passion for bird photography. He has turned his camera into a tool for communicating the stories of earth's little-known and endangered species and wild places.
From the canopy of the rain forest to the coral reef depths, Tim spends many months each year on expeditions to study and document the biodiversity of the earth's richest realms. His broad interest in telling stories about nature has led him to pursue subjects for National Geographic as varied as Japan’s Winter Wildlife, Hornbills, Orangutans, Fiji’s Coral Reefs, and Birds of Paradise. His photographic work has received international recognition including eight awards from the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Tim has been selected as the 2009 "Outstanding Photographer of the Year" by the North American Nature Photography Association.
Tim is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers — a group dedicated to furthering environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography. He firmly believes that promoting awareness through photography can make a difference for conservation. He devotes much of his fieldwork to documenting endangered species and threatened habitats around the world.