The “Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution” exhibition is now open at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC, and embarking on a national tour in 2013! Buy tickets at ngmuseum.org/bop.
From their fantastic plumes, to bizarre dances and courtship displays, the birds-of-paradise are unlike any creature on Earth. After eight years and 18 expeditions in the field, National Geographic photographer and field biologist Tim Laman and Cornell University Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes documented these bizarre and extraordinary birds from New Guinea and amassed photographic and video coverage of all 39 known species. Visitors to the exhibition experience daring expeditions, world culture, extreme evolution, and conservation though stunning imagery, compelling video, artifacts and interactive activities for all ages.