Wildlife Photographer Portfolio Award 2014

Tim LamanWildlife Photographer Portfolio Award

The following portfolio represents just some of the stunning images comprising Tim Laman’s 10-year project to photograph every one of the 39 species of birds-of-paradise of New Guinea, Australia, and the nearby islands, and record their courtship displays.

Undertaken with Cornell Lab biologist Ed Scholes, the project sought to vividly illustrate the concept of sexual selection first proposed by Charles Darwin.

Behind the lens

Tim Laman

Tim Laman


Tim is a field biologist and wildlife photojournalist with a reputation for returning from the wild with shots of nearly impossible subjects. His pioneering research in the rainforest canopy led to a PhD from Harvard University and the first of many articles for National Geographic magazine. His work has garnered numerous awards, including many in Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

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