From their fantastic plumes, to their bizarre dances and courtship displays, the birds-of-paradise are unlike any creature on Earth. Found only in New Guinea and parts of Australia, the birds-of-paradise are a result of millions of years of sexual selection at work.
In 2004, National Geographic photographer and field biologist Tim Laman and Cornell University Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes began a series of expeditions to document these extraordinary birds. Eight years and 18 expeditions later, they have amassed photographic and video coverage of all 39 known species and several behaviors never documented before.
The interactive exhibition takes visitors through daring expeditions, world culture, extreme evolution, and conservation, as only National Geographic can present, with stunning imagery, compelling video, soundscapes, artifacts, engaging educational activities, and supplementary programming for all ages.
Kids receive free admission Thursdays, sponsored by Animal Jam.
This exhibition was developed by National Geographic and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
In this dazzling photo essay, Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes present gorgeous full-color photographs of all 39 species of the birds-of-paradise, highlighting the birds’ unique and extraordinary plumage and mating behavior.
Join photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Ed Scholes as they recount their wild and hairy adventures in the New Guinea rain forest in search of some of nature’s most extraordinary wondersthe birds of paradise.
From bright plumage to intricate courtship dances, meet the birds-of-paradise and explore evolution at its extreme.
Join National Geographic for a one-of-a-kind day, perfect for the birder, biologist, and nature-lover alike!
Join National Geographic for a one-of-a-kind day, perfect for the birder, biologist and nature-lover alike!
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