Gerritt Vyn

Gerritt Vyn is a Seattle based conservation photographer and natural history film producer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He is deeply committed to producing media in direct support of conservation initiatives and has a special concern for Arctic wildlife and Alaska. Recent assignments have included documenting the last remaining Spoon-billed Sandpipers in the Russian Far-east and Myanmar and the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Louisiana’s wildlife.

Vyn was the primary image provider for the 2009 and 2011 State of the Birds reports that were delivered to the Obama administration and congress by a coalition of leading environmental organizations. His work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, Living on Earth and Birdnote. He is an affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP).