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

As soon as male Spoon-billed Sandpipers arrive on the breeding grounds they begin vocalizing and pursuing mates.  Males often stand alert patrolling their territory and keep an eye on their female. They also prospect for potential nest cups and show them to the female. Chukotka, Russia. June.
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As soon as male Spoon-billed Sandpipers arrive on the breeding grounds they begin vocalizing and pursuing mates. Males often stand alert patrolling their territory and keep an eye on their female. They also prospect for potential nest cups and show them to the female. Chukotka, Russia. June.

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Keywords:
Chukotka
Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
Meinypilgyno
Menypilgyno
Russia
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
bird
breeding
calling
courtship
male
shorebird
vocalizing
wader