Now that we are well into 2016, I took a look back at how 2015 played out, photography wise, and I must say that it was a banner year for me. I got some of my best shots ever last year, and from a large variety of wildlife subjects. I also became a published photographer for the first time as I allowed a non-profit to publish one of my whitetail deer photos for one of their educational booklets. You would think that would satisfy any photographer, but unfortunately, it doesn't. All wildlife photographers are looking for that next great shot and we are haunted by the great shots we have missed in the past. It is that drive that keeps us going until we get that unique shot and the next day the cycle starts all over again. Make no mistake about it, this is not a hobby, but it is a lifestyle, and once you get a passion for it, there is no looking back. Wildlife photography is not easy, but the payoff is worth it. It requires tremendous patience and countless hours in the field, but that is the price you pay for being involved in one of the greatest and most challenging forms of photography there is. I can only hope 2016 will be even better. It is already off to a great start.