Photographic Moment

Bucking Protocol!

male deer standing next to a sign for the director of NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)


Buck Whitetail, the acting director of the National Institute for Cervinae, Hydropotinae, and other Deer, pauses briefly before meeting with the NIH director about the controversial deer-neutering program.

Staff scientist Martin Playford snapped this photo using his iPhone 6 one fall evening. Playford works in the Section of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.