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Talks

Adventures Among Orangutans

  • Tim Laman, Photographer and Biologist
  • Cheryl Knott, Biological Anthropologist

Solitary animals living in hard-to-reach places, orangutans are one of the most difficult large land animals to study.

Since 1992, husband-and-wife team Cheryl Knott and Tim Laman have been using innovative techniques and new technologies to gain a closer look at this intelligent, resourceful—and threatened—species, giving us insights not only into their world, but also our own.

About the speakers

Laman LPI

Photographer

Tim Laman
Photographer and Biologist
Speaker hightlights
  • 2016 Grand Prize winner of Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  • First person to photograph all 39 birds of paradise species in the wild, leading to a feature article, book, and museum exhibit.
  • His photography has been featured in 18+ National Geographic stories.
Cheryl Knott

Biological Anthropologist

Cheryl Knott
Biological Anthropologist
Speaker hightlights
  • Associate professor at Boston University
  • Ph.D. in biological anthropology from Harvard University
  • Co-founded the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program in 2000

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