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Parting Shot




Two Great Blue Herons building their nest in the Venice Rookery


Photographer Dennis Goodman waited hours to capture this moment of two Great Blue Herons building their nest in the Venice Rookery. In the elaborate ritual, the male heron brings sticks to the female in his beak. "Then he gives it to her in her beak and does some sort of dance," Goodman says. This goes on for several days before the couple is ready to mate.

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