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

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An Oiled Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) fledgling stands on oiled rocks begging to be fed in a nesting colony on Queen Bess Island. This bird has little chance of survival as its feathers are too damaged to permit it to feed itself at sea. Barataria Bay, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. July 2010.
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An Oiled Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) fledgling stands on oiled rocks begging to be fed in a nesting colony on Queen Bess Island. This bird has little chance of survival as its feathers are too damaged to permit it to feed itself at sea. Barataria Bay, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. July 2010.

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