12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great Blue Herons exchanging branch while building nest

Great Blue Heron landing at nest site with nest building material. The male is handing off the branch to the female to position in the nest. At times before leaving for another branch the pair would mate.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Delray Beach, Florida, United States of America
Camera: PENTAX K-3
Copyright: © Edward Mattis