Photo by @TimLaman. Great Blue Heron at Walden Pond photographed at dusk during an early fall snowstorm. One of my favorite shots from my #WaldenPondProject due to the atmosphere created by the long exposure, blurred snowflakes, and blue light of near darkness. In honor of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday on July 12, I’m sharing a series of photos from Walden Pond this month. Also see link in my profile @TimLaman to see the full Walden Pond gallery and read Kennedy Warne’s story “See why Thoreau’s Walden Still Inspires” on the @NatGeo website.
#TL_WildlifePhotoTips: You don’t always have to show the whole animal in a wildlife photo, and shooting through foliage can add a sense of mystery…. experiment.
Photo by @TimLaman. Pink Lady’s Slipper Orchids photographed at Walden Pond. In honor of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday on July 12, I’m sharing a series of photos from my #WaldenPondProject this month. Also see link in my profile to read Kennedy Warne’s story “See why Thoreau’s Walden Still Inspires” on the @NatGeo website and see my gallery there.
Photo by @TimLaman. #sponsored. Here is every piece of camera gear I took on my recent Tanzania photo safari. First, lots of large capacity @SanDisk CFast 2.0 and CF cards so I never had to delete cards during a two-week trip. Canon 1DXII and 5DIII bodies, EF Lenses 16-35, 24-105, 70-200, and 200-400 with built in 1.4x converter. Plus separate 1.4 and 2x converters, an extension tube for close focusing, and spare batteries. Polarizing filters and split ND filters, and ThinkTank pouches to keep converters, batteries, and extra lenses handy at my waste. It all fits into the Mindshift Firstlight 40 backpack that I carried on the plane. This is traveling light for me! #SanDiskExtremeTeam, #cameragear.
Photo by @TimLaman. The Hunt. Recently while in the Serengeti in Tanzania, I had the amazing opportunity to witness a coordinated lion hunt by five lionesses. It was a textbook operation. The lion you see here was moving slowly straight up the middle toward the unsuspecting wildebeest herd in the background. One female was further out to the left, and three others were spread out to the right. With just an occasional glance toward each other to check position, they moved steadily toward the herd, keeping their heads just below grass height, and flanking them on both sides in a precise military-like operation. When the wildebeest finally panicked and bolted (I think it was when they saw two lion cubs way in the back who climbed up on a termite mound eager to see what was going on) a female on the left had an easy time bringing one down. See more from my Africa shoot by following @TimLaman. #lion, #serengeti, #tanzania, #Africa@thephotosociety@natgeocreative
Photo by @TimLaman. On my recent Tanzania trip, one of the highlights was seeing this massive African Crowned Eagle fly in to deliver what appears to be a leg of a duiker to its young. The Crowned Eagle is considered to be Africa’s most powerful eagle and has exceptionally strong legs and talons. In this shot the adult just landed on a branch with the food in its talons. An Eagle that can take down a small deer – now that’s impressive. Shot in Arusha National Park, #Tanzania, #Africa, @thephotosociety@natgeocreative, #Eagle, #AfricanCrownedEagle.
Photo by @TimLaman from my #windowseat today en route from Chicago to Hong Kong over the N Pacific. A spectacular uninhabited volcanic island. Anybody recognize this island? Maybe in the Aleutians? On my way to Thailand looking for hornbills again. Stay tuned. #volcano#island