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Nature’s Glory

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Photo: Michael Bender

Seneca Creek State Park

Seneca Creek State Park

Photo: Deborah Henken

Great Falls

Great Falls

Photo: Michael Bender

Helleborus

Helleborus

Photo: Deborah Henken

Great egret, standing at waterfront

Great egret

Photo: Michael Bender

Mushrooms at Seneca Creek State Park

Mushrooms at Seneca Creek State Park

Photo: Deborah Henken

Turkey vulture

Turkey vulture

Photo: Michael Bender

Yellow crocus

Yellow crocus

Photo: Deborah Henken

Painted bunting, perched among twigs and loose leaves

Painted bunting

Photo: Michael Bender

When the NIH Record asked readers to share images of nature, two photographers took the assignment to new levels. Here are just a few of the pictures we received.

Dr. Michael Bender, program director in the NIGMS Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, sent a “fall migration” series he took near Riley’s Lock and the Great Falls Visitor Center on the C&O Canal. Over the last year, he also shared several images from McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Montgomery County. He takes pictures in Rock Creek Park, at Hains Point and at Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac, located on Columbia Island. 

Dr. Deborah Henken, program officer at NICHD, sent us images from the Ottauquechee River in Hartford County, Vt., Great Seneca Highway and Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Md., and most recently, a series heralding the first signs of spring.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

Associate Editor: Carla Garnett
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Staff Writers:

Eric Bock
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Dana Talesnik
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