31/12/2016 4:59 AM AEDT | Updated 31/12/2016 9:15 AM AEDT

Barack Obama's Photographer Shares His Favorite Candid Photos Of 2016

Pete Souza/The White House
The president prepping with his national security staff before a teleconference with European leaders on Feb. 23.

Here we are ― nearing the end of President Barack Obama’s second term. 

It’s hard to imagine concisely rounding up the crazy presidential year that was 2016, but the amazing chief White House photographer Pete Souza has done just that in a post on Medium Friday. 

Souza selected the images he found to be most revealing of Obama, the first family and Vice President Joe Biden that White House photography staff took through the year. 

From a spontaneous dance-off to quiet moments of reflection in the Oval Office, the talented photographers captured it all. 

We don’t know what the next administration will bring in regards to photo talent, but it’s going to be tough to match Souza and his team. 

See a selection of the best photos below and read more insight from Souza in his post on Medium

CORRECTION: A previous caption misstated that it was Obama exiting Air Force One in one of the photos above.