Background Photography by Gerrit Vyn

Background photography for was provided by Gerrit Vyn, conservation photographer and multimedia producer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. More than 300 of his avian images appear in the authoritative reference, The Birds of North America On-line. He is an affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers. We feature nearly twenty images taken by Gerrit, from the Alaskan Arctic to Gulf of Mexico. View more of his photography at

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