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Photo by@TimLaman. A Bewick’s Wren perches briefly on a agave leaf. Shot on a recent winter visit at Sunnylands as part of a new project I’m working on documenting the bird life of this sanctuary in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Learn more about @Sunnylands and how you can visit at their website www.sunnylands.org. #sunnylands #annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage #desert

For the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour, I’m joining the #MakeClimateMatter online community. This is one of the most powerful climate change photos I’ve taken because it shows that protecting our coastlines will be even more important as sea levels continue to rise. This photo shows the planting of Rhizophora mangrove seedlings in a estuary in Bali at low tide. Earth Hour is the world’s biggest movement for action on climate change. Sign up to take part on 25th March at 8.30pm at wwf.org.uk/earthhour

Photo by @TimLaman. Waking up in Bangkok this morning on the way to the next adventure on assignment for @natgeo documenting the endangered Helmeted Hornbill. Stay tuned. Heading to the field today. #bangkok #thailand

Video by @TimLaman. A young female Anna’s Hummingbird (I think…hard to tell from Costa’s) feeding on aloe flowers. It’s amazing how steady a hummingbird’s head is despite how rapidly its wings are beating. Shot on a recent winter visit at Sunnylands as part of a new project I’m working on documenting the bird life of this sanctuary in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Learn more about @Sunnylands and how you can visit at their website www.sunnylands.org. #hummingbird #sunnylands #annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage #desert

#ShotonRED at 120fps so this is slow motion at 1/5 speed. #redigitalcinema .

Photo by @TimLaman. A male Vermillion Flycatcher, one of the flashiest birds of the desert. Shot on a recent winter visit at Sunnylands as part of a new project I’m working on documenting the bird life of this sanctuary in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Learn more about @Sunnylands and how you can visit at their website www.sunnylands.org. #sunnylands #annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage #desert

Still frame from RED Epic-W camera. #ShotonRED , #reddigitalcinema .

Photo by @TimLaman. A Greater Roadrunner doing his thing. Shot on a recent winter visit at Sunnylands as part of a new project I’m working on documenting the bird life of this sanctuary in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Learn more about @Sunnylands and how you can visit at their website www.sunnylands.org. #Roadrunner #sunnylands #annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage #desert

#TL_WildlifePhotoTips : To get the motion blur effect in this image shot with a 400mm lens, I use a 1/30 sec shutter speed. The trick is tracking perfectly to keep part of the bird – most importantly the head – sharp.

Photo by @TimLaman. A male Wood Duck takes flight from a pond. Shot on a recent winter visit at Sunnylands as part of a new project I’m working on documenting the bird life of this sanctuary in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The ponds at the sanctuary attract a lot of wintering waterfowl. Learn more about @Sunnylands and how you can visit at their website www.sunnylands.org. #duck #woodduck #sunnylands #annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage #california

Photo by @TimLaman. A male Anna’s Hummingbird feeding on aloe flowers. Shot on a recent winter visit at Sunnylands as part of a new project I’m working on documenting the bird life of this sanctuary in Rancho Mirage, Calif. This is one of the winter resident hummingbirds here. Learn more about @Sunnylands and how you can visit at their website www.sunnylands.org. #hummingbird , #sunnylands #annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage #desert

#TL_WildlifePhotoTips : You need a pretty high shutter speed to freeze the wings of a hummingbird. This shot at 1/1000 sec is not enough, but the slight blur of the wings actually adds a nice effect of motion to the image.

Video by @TimLaman for the BBC ‘Planet Earth 2’. The “Jungles” episode of the BBC’s landmark series Planet Earth 2 airs in the USA for the first time on Sat. March 4 on BBC America. This sequence which I shot along with Ed Scholes and @JohnAitchison1 shows the male Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise displaying to a female and revealing his remarkable green breast plate which is only visible from above. Check out the whole episode on the BBC America channel or by downloading their App. “Jungles” will be available from 4 March. @BBCAmerica, #PlanetEarth2 , #Birds-of-Paradise , #WilsonsBirdofParadise , #Indonesia , #IndonesiaBiodiversity , @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative, @TimLaman.

Photo by @TimLaman. Many of you have asked how I shot the Red Bird-of-Paradise video in the previous post…. Well here is my setup in my blind high in at tree. I climbed up here by rope every morning in the dark after a 30 min drive and 40 min hike. It was a 3 AM start to get ready for the birds to come at sunrise, and I did this for about ten days at this particular tree (not to mention others on different days – it was a six week shoot for the Birds-of-Paradise part of the Planet Earth 2 ‘Jungles’ episode). A lot of work for one sequence you say? I’d say it was well worth the effort. It was shot on this 6K RED Epic Dragon camera at 75 fps, which means that the playback is slowed down to 1/3 speed, allowing us to see the detail of the action. #ShotonRED , @reddigitalcinema, @BBCAmerica, #PlanetEarth2 , #Birds-of-Paradise , #RedBirdofParadise , #Indonesia , #IndonesiaBiodiversity , @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative, @TimLaman.

Video by @TimLaman for the BBC ‘Planet Earth 2’. The “Jungles” episode of the BBC’s landmark series Planet Earth 2 airs in the USA for the first time on Sat. March 4 on BBC America. This clip of a male Red Bird-of-Paradise courting a female is part of the sequence I helped shoot on Birds-of-Paradise for the program in Indonesia’s spectacular Waigeo Island in the #RajaAmpat Islands. Check out the whole episode on the BBC America channel or by downloading their App. “Jungles” will be available from 4 March. #ShotonRED at 75 fps, @reddigitalcinema, @BBCAmerica, #PlanetEarth2 , #Birds-of-Paradise , #RedBirdofParadise , #Indonesia , #IndonesiaBiodiversity , @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative, @TimLaman.

Photos by @TimLaman. An ultimate powder skiing day last week in Utah! For the non-skiers out there, this type of ultra-fluffy, light snow called “powder” is more air than snow crystals, and you don’t ski on top of it, you float through it, sort of surfing on your skis. The sensation is hard to describe, but is more akin to flying than regular skiing because you can’t feel the bottom of the snow. Once you’ve experienced it, it is known to lead to obsessive behavior… constant checking of weather forecasts, long drives in storms, large amounts of money expended on travel and equipment, careers put on hold, etc etc….. I can recommend it highly. Skier getting all the “face shots” = @RussLaman. #Powder , #PowderAddiction , #Utah , #Skiing , @ThePhotoSociety, @NatGeoCreative

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