Birds-of-Paradise: Brand New Collection of Amazing Photos and Videos
December 10, 2012
The Lesser Bird-of-Paradise:
Woo hoo! We just got permission to post a these amazing photographs from the photojournalist behind this National Geographic project himself - Tim Laman. (Thank you, sir!)
The Birds-of-Paradise Project reveals the astounding beauty of 39 of the most exquisitely specialized animals on earth. After 8 years and 18 expeditions to New Guinea and Australia, Cornell Lab scientist Ed Scholes and National Geographic photojournalist Tim Laman succeeded in capturing images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family for the first time ever.
Gah. That’s what you call dedication to a dream.
This is a superbly done trailer for the National Geographic television film on the project, “Winged Seduction – The Birds Of Paradise”:
One more video, this one focusing on the Great Bird-of-Paradise:
• The full Cornell University Birds-of-Paradise website launches very soon:
In late January 2013, our full Birds-of-Paradise website will launch with more than 50 videos offering detailed looks into the birds, the natural processes that gave shape to them, and the people that made it happen.
Awesome. (Sign up to get a notice about the full website launch!)
• Story found via Wired.com. Many more pics and videos there!