AWARDS

Tim Laman’s work has garnered the highest international awards in wildlife photography.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – The world’s most highly respected competition for wildlife photography – literally the Oscars of wildlife photography. It receives over 60,000 entries in a year. Tim has won not only the overall title of “Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016” with his image “Entwined Lives”, but also won the two other most prestigious categories: the “Portfolio Award” category with his images of “Birds-of-Paradise”, and the “Wildlife Photojournalist – Story” category with his portfolio titled “Tough Times for Orangutans”. In addition to these three titles, he has had numerous other images place in various categories, a total of 22 images in all, making him one of the most decorated photographers in the history of this competition.


Year
Image
Category
2016
Entwined Lives
Overall Winner - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
2016
Orangutan Portfolio
Wildlife Photojournalist Story - Winner
2014
Birds-of-Paradise Portfolio
Portfolio Award - Winner
2011
Paper-clip Suitor
Animal Behavior, Birds - Highly Commended
2010
King Bird-of-Paradise
Creative Visions - Specially Commended

Western Tarsier
Endangered Species - Highly Commended
2005
Red-crowned Crane
Animal Behavior, Birds - Highly Commended

Blue-spotted Grouper
Underwater - Highly Commended
2002
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Animal Behavior, Birds - Runner Up

Rufous-necked Hornbill
Endangered Species - Runner Up

Rhinoceros Hornbill
Wild Places
2001
Colugo
Animal Behavior, Mammals- Highly Commended
1998
The Fig Toss
Animal Behavior, Birds - Highly Commended


WORLD PRESS PHOTO – The world’s most highly respected photojournalism competition. In 2016, Tim was awarded First Place in the Nature Story category for his portfolio “Tough Times for Orangutans”.


NORTH AMERICAN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY ASSOCIATION

2009 Tim Laman received the “Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year” award - the highest award for nature photography in the United States, given out to just one photographer each year.


NATURE’S BEST – WINDLAND RICE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - This is the top nature photography competition in the United States, with awardees’ works exhibited in the prestigious galleries of the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History. Tim has been the winner of both the “Bird Behavior” and “Underwater” categories, as well as had many other images recognized in various categories.

Year
Image
Category
2014
Palm Cockatoo
Birds - Winner
2013
Lesser Bird-of-Paradise
Birds - Highly Honored
2012
Striped Triplefins
Small World - Highly Honored
2011
Lionfish
Underwater - Highly Honored
2010
King Bird-of-Paradise
Creative Visions - Specially Commended

Western Tarsier
Endangered Species - Highly Commended
2005
Red-crowned Crane
Animal Behavior, Birds - Highly Commended

Blue-spotted Grouper
Underwater - Highly Commended
2002
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Animal Behavior, Birds - Runner Up

Rufous-necked Hornbill
Endangered Species - Runner Up

Rhinoceros Hornbill
Wild Places
2001
Colugo
Animal Behavior, Mammals- Highly Commended
1998
The Fig Toss
Animal Behavior, Birds - Highly Commended

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS – 100 BEST PICTURES

2001 Paradise Tree Snake


ACHIEVEMENTS

1

Ph.D. from Harvard University

22

Award winning images in Wildlife Photographer of the Year

23

Feature stories published in National Geographic magazine

39

Species of Birds-of-Paradise photographed

98

Expeditions for photography and/or research

700+

Big tree rope climbs

1,000+

Photography scuba dives

1,096,000+

Instagram Followers @TimLaman

2,500,000+

Miles flown on commercial airlines

(over 100 times around the earth)

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