Wildlife photojournalist, filmmaker, and field biologist Tim Laman uses his cameras as tools for telling the stories of rare and endangered wildlife, and revealing some of Earth’s wildest places. He has published more than 20 feature stories in National Geographic magazine and worked on films for the National Geographic Channel, BBC, and Netflix. Since earning his Ph.D. from Harvard for pioneering research in Borneo’s rainforest canopy, Tim often spends many months a year on expeditions to study and photograph the biodiversity of Earth’s richest realms–from working in extreme environments such as the rainforest canopy in Borneo to the coral reefs of Papua, and from mountain peaks in New Guinea to the seas of Antarctica. Tim is also a fellow of the Explorers Club and the International League of Conservation Photographers. Laman’s work has garnered numerous awards, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016, World Press Photo, and top honors from the North American Nature Photography Association. His short films have also received recognition, and he is part of the team nominated for an Emmy for Best Cinematography for the recent Netflix documentary “Our Planet – Jungles.” Having joined National Geographic Expeditions to places as varied as Antarctica, French Polynesia, and the Galápagos, he enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for photography, technical expertise, and passion for wild nature with his fellow travelers.
Biologist, Photographer, Filmmaker