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

(38 photos)

Each fall, long distance migrant shorebirds around the world depart arctic breeding grounds and migrate vast distances to 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.