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

Favorites: Mammals

Adult Olympic Marmot (Marmota olympus). More than 90 percent of this species population lives within the boundaries of Washington's Olympic Naional Park. Its population is in decline in some areas of the park. It is believed to be due to the encroachment of trees into the meadows where they live and predation by coyotes, both situations possibly related to global warming. ..The species has evolved in isolation for thousands of years and differs in coloring, vocalization and genetics from the closely related hoary marmots and Vancouver Island marmots.
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Adult Olympic Marmot (Marmota olympus). More than 90 percent of this species population lives within the boundaries of Washington's Olympic Naional Park. Its population is in decline in some areas of the park. It is believed to be due to the encroachment of trees into the meadows where they live and predation by coyotes, both situations possibly related to global warming. ..The species has evolved in isolation for thousands of years and differs in coloring, vocalization and genetics from the...
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Keywords:
Clallam County
Marmota olympus
Olympic Marmot
Olympic National Park
Washington
alpine
climate change
declining
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