The end of 2016 is fast approaching. Over 9,000 photographs were snapped, 35,000 miles traveled, and 200 new locations explored and documented. Through it all, the song I Can See Clearly Now best exemplifies the struggles and successes of this year and the optimism I hold of 2017.

I can see clearly now the rain is gone.
I can see all obstacles in my way.
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.
It’s gonna be a bright, bright. sunshiny day.
It’s gonna be a bright, bright. sunshiny day.

Oh, yes I can make it now the pain is gone.
All of the bad feelings have disappeared.
Here is that rainbow I’ve been praying for.
It’s gonna be a bright, bright. sunshiny day.

Look all around, there’s nothing but blue skies.
Look straight ahead, there’s nothing but blue skies.

I can see clearly now the rain is gone.
I can see all obstacles in my way.
Here is that rainbow I’ve been praying for.
It’s gonna be a bright, bright. sunshiny day.
It’s gonna be a bright, bright. sunshiny day.
It’s gonna be a bright, bright. sunshiny day.
Yeah, hey, it’s gonna be a bright bright sunshiny day.

It’s been a wild adventure. The 35 photographs selected for the best of 2016 exemplify the range of and type of locations, from prisons to tunnels and iconic attractions.

Here is to a bright 2017.