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National Geographic Live—Adventures Among Orangutans
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.
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Tim Laman, Photographer & Cheryl Knott, Biological Anthropologist
Frequent contributors to National Geographic, Cheryl Knott and Tim Laman are a husband and wife team who have been studying, photographing, and protecting wild orangutans in Borneo for over 25 years.
An associate professor at Boston University with a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from Harvard University, Cheryl pioneered innovative techniques to measure hormones, calories, and physiology in wild orangutans. In 2000, she co-founded the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program, which works to protect this critically endangered species and its rain forest habitat. She was a member of the inaugural class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers in 2004, has been the recipient of numerous research and conservation grants from the National Geographic Society, and has published over 50 scientific articles.
Tim is a field biologist, photographer, and filmmaker. Since earning his Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University, his cameras have become his main tools for telling the stories of rare and endangered wildlife and revealing some of Earth’s wildest places. Tim has received 10 grants from the National Geographic Society for his scientific expeditions to remote parts of Borneo, Australia, and New Guinea. He continues his long-term exploration of the Birds-of-Paradise in collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and has been making forays into wildlife cinematography, shooting for the BBC’s Planet Earth II and other projects. Tim has received many top photography awards and was named the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2016 by the Natural History Museum, London.
About National Geographic Live:
As audiences around the world have discovered, National Geographic Live events are lavishly illustrated, firsthand presentations by dynamic individuals who travel the world to get the powerful stories and images you’ve seen on the National Geographic Channel and in National Geographic magazine.
National Geographic Live is the live events division of National Geographic. With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, National Geographic Live’s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century. Currently, National Geographic Live events are held in a variety of cities around the world, including Seattle, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Calgary. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage. For more information, visit natgeolive.com.
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