Center Presents

National Geographic Live! with Tim Laman & Ed Scholes

The Quintessential Bird Men

8:00PM Thursday, April 11, 2013


From animals that glide through rain forest canopies to some of the world’s rarest and most endangered birds, photographer and researcher Tim Laman captures images of nearly impossible subjects. His breathtaking images have been featured in 18 National Geographic stories. Cornell University ornithologist Ed Scholes has been conducting field research on the birds of paradise for more than 10 years. In a stunning presentation tied to their book Birds of Paradise Revealed, these intrepid scientists unveil all 39 species in remarkable photographs and videos—including their colorful plumage, secret lives, bizarre displays and dazzling courtship antics.

Join Tim and Ed as they recount their wild and hairy adventures in the New Guinea rain forest in search of nature’s most extraordinary wonders. And explore the fascinating scientific questions around how such extreme creatures and behaviors could have evolved.

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