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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A shellfish collector on the intertidal mudlats of the industrialized Yalu Estuary in China's Yellow Sea. Reclamation of mudlflats and pollution threaten both human subsistence and the migratory stopover location for the entire North American population of Bar-tailed Godwits. This is the gowits only stop on a northward migration from New Zealand to Alaska. Yalu Estuary, China. May.
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A shellfish collector on the intertidal mudlats of the industrialized Yalu Estuary in China's Yellow Sea. Reclamation of mudlflats and pollution threaten both human subsistence and the migratory stopover location for the entire North American population of Bar-tailed Godwits. This is the gowits only stop on a northward migration from New Zealand to Alaska. Yalu Estuary, China. May.

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China
East Asian Australasian Flyway
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Yalu Estuary
Yalu Jiang
Yalujiang Nature Reserve
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shorebird habitat
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