Gerrit Vyn Photography –

Gerrit Vyn is a conservation and wildlife photographer and cinematographer dedicated to telling the stories of endangered animals and habitats. He is a producer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers

Shorebird Ecology

(54 photos)

Each summer, long distance migrant shorebirds from around the world arrive on arctic breeding grounds. They migrate vast distances from southern wintering areas as far away as Tierra del Fuego, Southern Africa, and New Zealand. Their migrations include the longest known non-stop flights of any birds on earth - and some of these species weigh scarcely more than two nickels.