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

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Juvenile Northern Elephant Seals (Mirounga angustirostris) establishing dominance by fighting. When these young males reach adulthood they will engage in fights of supremacy to determine which will achieve a harem. Piedras Blancas, California. December.
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Juvenile Northern Elephant Seals (Mirounga angustirostris) establishing dominance by fighting. When these young males reach adulthood they will engage in fights of supremacy to determine which will achieve a harem. Piedras Blancas, California. December.

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