Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House photographer, has taken approximately two million pictures of President Barack Obama.
He has captured the Commander-in-Chief in all situations – whether it is relaxing with his family or sitting in the situation room, waiting to hear the outcome of the May 2011 mission to kill Osama Bin Laden.
As Obama nears the end of his time in the White House, take a look at 55 of Souza’s favorite shots of the president.
The photos show the Leader of the Free World longingly gazing into the mirror before his second inauguration, walking across a bridge in Selma with the first family, and joking with Bill Clinton and George Bush.
Other images show him taking a splash in Hawaii and making a funny face with gymnast McKayla Maroney.
Many of the snaps include him interacting with children, or in romantic situations with his wife Michelle.
Souza’s ‘Year in Photos’ albums on the White House Flickr account show his favorites and go back to 2009. Fifty-five images of the president, seen here, were compiled by Twisted Sifter.
Bristol, Virginia – July 29, 2009. President Barack Obama eats a nectarine following a town hall meeting at Kroger’s Supermarket
May 8, 2009. Obama bends over so the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a visit to the Oval Office
April 13, 2009. Obama runs down a corridor with the family’s new dog, Bo, a six-month old portuguese water dog, in the White House in Washington, DC. Bo is a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy and his wife Victoria to the President’s daughters, Sasha and Malia