Gerrit Vyn Photography

Gerrit Vyn is a wildlife and conservation photographer and cinematographer best known for his work documenting endangered birds and covering conservation stories around the world for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Assignment and stock photography. Photographic instruction and workshops. Author. Public speaker. Cinematographer and producer.

Last Days with Spoon-billed Sandpipers
From here on out, each time I see a Spoon-billed Sandpiper, I wonder if it will be my last. Most of the adults who failed to breed have departed and the few that remain are quietly leading hungry, growing chicks through a landscape under constant aerial surveillance by predatory gulls, jaegers and ravens. One male […]
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Black-necked Stilts
Here’s a short video I shot in Louisiana at Audubon’s Rainey reserve this past [...]
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Snow Goose Migration
Snow Goose Migration is in full swing in many places across North America. There is [...]
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Gray’s Harbor Shorebirds
Here are a few new photos from the shorebird migration at Gray’s Harbor, Washington [...]
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Great Horned Owls
Last night I was camped out along a rugged logging road deep in the boreal forest of [...]
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Yellow-billed Loon
I have begun the long and tedious task of scanning my historical slide archive and [...]
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Ivory Gull Article
My feature story on the status of the enigmatic Ivory Gull, “The Allure of the [...]
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Sharp-tailed Grouse
Getting up at 5:00 in the morning and hiking in the dark to a cold cramped blind is [...]
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Tall Grass
The area around Pierre and Ft. Pierre National Grassland in South Dakota is quickly [...]
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Kansas
I spent the last few days in extreme southwest Kansas visiting the Cimarron National [...]
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Gunnison Sage-Grouse
Huddled in our blind on a cold dark morning we felt certain the Golden Eagle would [...]
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Gunnison Sage-Grouse and Snowy Sage
This morning was spent scouting a Gunnison Sage-Grouse lek where David Brown and I [...]
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