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 Migration

A long distance migrant Dunlin lies dead behind the Saemangeum seawall, the largest land reclamation project in the world. Once the most important migratory stopover site in the Yellow Sea, the now stagnant and polluted mudflats kill thousands of birds. South Korea. October.
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A long distance migrant Dunlin lies dead behind the Saemangeum seawall, the largest land reclamation project in the world. Once the most important migratory stopover site in the Yellow Sea, the now stagnant and polluted mudflats kill thousands of birds. South Korea. October.

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