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

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Adult male Spoon-billed Sandpiper in display flight. Paired males perform display flights early in the breeding season to announce their territory to neighbors. Unpaired males like this one continue their flights incessantly into mid summer advertising for a mate. Flights consist of rhythmically repeated calls with alternating flaps and glides. Chukotka, Russia. June.
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Adult male Spoon-billed Sandpiper in display flight. Paired males perform display flights early in the breeding season to announce their territory to neighbors. Unpaired males like this one continue their flights incessantly into mid summer advertising for a mate. Flights consist of rhythmically repeated calls with alternating flaps and glides. Chukotka, Russia. June.

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shorebird
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