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

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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Keywords:
Bar-tailed Godwit
China
East Asian Australasian Flyway
Limosa lapponica
Yalu Estuary
Yalu Jiang
Yalujiang Nature Reserve
Yellow Sea
air quality
climate change
coal
coastal
cranes
critical habitat
dawn
development
flock
industry
intertidal zone
migration
mudflats
nature reserve
pollution
port
power plant
reclamation
shellfish collector
shorebird
shorebird habitat
silhouette
smoke
subsistence
sunrise
wader