To make a discovery you often have to do something new. To understand the “ballerina dance” of the Wahnes’s Parotia, Ed Scholes and Tim Laman had to devise a way to film from new angles using remote cameras. The result helps explain how males use some previously mysterious display feathers. In this case, Tim’s camera expertise went beyond photojournalism to prove crucial in making a scientific advance. Filmed and photographed by Tim Laman. Explore more at