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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Adult Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) and Great Egrets (Ardea alba) roosting on mangroves in a Barataria Bay nesting colony. This colony was heavily oiled by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil leak.  Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. July 2010.
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Adult Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) and Great Egrets (Ardea alba) roosting on mangroves in a Barataria Bay nesting colony. This colony was heavily oiled by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil leak. Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. July 2010.

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