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

Sooty Shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) migrating north along the Pacific coast. At times, tens of thousands of these pelagic birds can be seen streaming by from shore. This flock passed by at a rate of 800-1100 birds per minutes for over three hours. Sooty shearwaters migrate nearly 40,000 miles (64,000 kilometers) a year, flying from New Zealand to the North Pacific Ocean every summer in search of food. Ocean County, Washington. August.
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Sooty Shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) migrating north along the Pacific coast. At times, tens of thousands of these pelagic birds can be seen streaming by from shore. This flock passed by at a rate of 800-1100 birds per minutes for over three hours. Sooty shearwaters migrate nearly 40,000 miles (64,000 kilometers) a year, flying from New Zealand to the North Pacific Ocean every summer in search of food. Ocean County, Washington. August.

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Dynamic soaring
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