I am delighted to wish you all a very happy 2016 and I hope that your holiday season was an enjoyable and healthy one.
I love this time of year as all forms of media feel obliged to generate their “best of” lists. The best books of 2015, the best movies of 2015, the best songs of 2015, the best restaurants of 2015… you get the idea. I enjoy gleaning through these lists in the hopes of discovering a hidden gem or something I overlooked during the year.
This past holiday season, I happened to discover a series of websites showing the best photographs of 2015. As Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, we are all very much into visuals (“it doesn’t heal without a photograph, right?”) and like most of you, I enjoy and appreciate making photographic images. One of my favorite annual endeavors is to check out the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest that is on display at the Natural History Museum in London. This is a remarkable collection of images taken by pros and amateurs (our own Dr. Howard Clarke has submitted images to this contest).