A male Canada goose vigorously defending his female during a nest check in an urban parking lot. Giant Canada geese now have many positive and negative connotations across the country but were near extinction early in the 19th century. Reintroduction efforts and the ability to thrive in urban environments have led to increases in their populations. Abundances of Canada geese are economically important as a game species and serve important ecological roles. However, their ability to thrive in close proximity to humans has been associated with a range of conflicts, their feces, the risk to air traffic, and direct attacks by nesting geese on humans. The photographer's research uses GPS transmitters and remote biosensing to examine behavioral trade-offs geese make in cities versus rural areas.