Tim Laman bird photo
Tim Laman - Bird Photography - Gitzo Ambassador

Tim Laman

United States

Gitzo tripods have been my choice for over twenty years of shooting for National Geographic in all kinds of conditions around the world, and what is exciting to me about Gitzo is they continue to innovate and improve their products. 

Tim Laman is a field biologist and wildlife photojournalist. Tim first went to Borneo in 1987 and his pioneering research in the rain forest canopy led to a PhD from Harvard and his first National Geographic article in 1997. He has pursued his passion for exploring wild places by becoming a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine where he has published 23 feature stories.
Tim has developed somewhat of a reputation for being able to come back with shots from the wild of nearly impossible subjects. He relishes such challenges, and firmly believes that promoting awareness through photography can make a difference for conservation.
Tim’s work has garnered numerous awards, including the highest honor of the North American Nature Photography Association in 2009 – their annual “Outstanding Nature Photographer” Award. Twenty-two of his images have won recognition in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards including 2016 overall winner of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He has won several prizes in the Nature’s Best International Photography awards including first place in the underwater category and won the Nature Stories category at World Press Photo Contest 2016.
Current projects include fine art photography, 4K wildlife filmmaking, the Birds of Paradise Project and ongoing documentation of orangutans in the wild.

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