Prep football: Armwood vs. Tampa Bay Tech

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After being postponed twice on account of weather, Armwood and Tampa Bay Tech finally met for week 1 of the regular season. Armwood came out on top, and I made these frames along the way...

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Buccaneers vs. Browns

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The Cleveland Browns came to Tampa for week 3 of the preseason. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Bryan Anger (9) jumps through a growing puddle before a preseason game between against the Cleveland Browns. The game included two weather delays. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Bryan Anger (9) jumps through a growing puddle before a preseason game between against the Cleveland Browns. The game included two weather delays. 

Cleveland Browns players lock arms during the national anthem

Cleveland Browns players lock arms during the national anthem

Cleveland Browns defensive end Xavier Cooper (96) prays before the game. 

Cleveland Browns defensive end Xavier Cooper (96) prays before the game. 

Prep football: Wesley Chapel vs. Land O' Lakes

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One of my favorite times to be a newspaper photojournalist: early season high school football, when the light is wonderful until halftime. A few frames from the first preseason game of the year for me...

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Buccaneers training camp

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A favorite feature from training camp. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back J.J. Wilcox (27) holds son James Wilcox III, 7 months, after practice at training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, July 31, 2017.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back J.J. Wilcox (27) holds son James Wilcox III, 7 months, after practice at training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, July 31, 2017.

Tigers at Big Cat Rescue

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I spent a recent morning at Big Cat Rescue, a Tampa sanctuary committed to providing humane treatment for big cats rescued from exploitive and abusive captivity. Pictured is a male tiger named Andy. 

Gold Cup 2017

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Panama beat Nicaragua 2-1 and then the United States beat Martinique 3-2 in last night's Gold Cup doubleheader at Raymond James Stadium. 

Panama's Anibal Godoy and Nicaragua's Marlon Lopez compete for the ball in the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match.

Panama's Anibal Godoy and Nicaragua's Marlon Lopez compete for the ball in the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match.

Panama's Ismael Díaz attempts to score while Nicaragua's Luis Copete defends in the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match

Panama's Ismael Díaz attempts to score while Nicaragua's Luis Copete defends in the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match

Martinique goalkeeper Kévin Olimpa watches a United States' Omar Gonzalez goal hit the back of the net during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match.

Martinique goalkeeper Kévin Olimpa watches a United States' Omar Gonzalez goal hit the back of the net during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match.

United States' Jordan Morris celebrates with teammates after scoring one of his two goals for the night during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match.

United States' Jordan Morris celebrates with teammates after scoring one of his two goals for the night during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match.

Pulse Shooting Anniversary

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Monday, June 12, 2017 was the one-year anniversary of the Pulse shooting. 49 people were killed and another 53 wounded inside the gay nightclub when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire on Latin night. Here are some images from the anniversary in Orlando...

Angel Ayala (left) and girlfriend Carla Montanez lean on each other during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. The event was part of "Orlando United Day," organized by the City of Orlando, Orange County government and Pulse, as a tribute to the victims of the attack. 

Angel Ayala (left) and girlfriend Carla Montanez lean on each other during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. The event was part of "Orlando United Day," organized by the City of Orlando, Orange County government and Pulse, as a tribute to the victims of the attack. 

Volunteer angel Tom Williams is seen with fellow angels during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. 

Volunteer angel Tom Williams is seen with fellow angels
during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. 

Noah Faudree (left) and Tommie Martin hold hands during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Both attended Pulse regularly before the shooting. 

Noah Faudree (left) and Tommie Martin hold hands during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Both attended Pulse regularly before the shooting. 

Estella Peterkin (right) hugs Chris Callen during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Peterkin worked security at Pulse from 2012 to 2015. 

Estella Peterkin (right) hugs Chris Callen during a community gathering at the Pulse nightclub memorial site, held to honor the 49 lives lost one year earlier in a mass shooting inside the club, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Peterkin worked security at Pulse from 2012 to 2015. 

Friends and family of Cory James Connell celebrate his life at his grave on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Pulse nightclub, at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Cory James Connell was one of the 49 killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub, one year earlier.

Friends and family of Cory James Connell celebrate his life at his grave on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Pulse nightclub, at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Cory James Connell was one of the 49 killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub, one year earlier.

Carla Montanez (center) is consoled by girlfriend Angel Ayala (left) and daughter Keila Murillo while grieving the loss of friend Leroy Valentin Fernandez on the one-year anniversary of the Pulse shooting, at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. At Fernandez's grave, they danced to a Beyoncé song that brought back fond memories and left balloons. 

Carla Montanez (center) is consoled by girlfriend Angel Ayala (left) and daughter Keila Murillo while grieving the loss of friend Leroy Valentin Fernandez on the one-year anniversary of the Pulse shooting, at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. At Fernandez's grave, they danced to a Beyoncé song that brought back fond memories and left balloons. 

Loved ones of Leroy Valentin Fernandez, one of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, celebrate his life at his grave at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. This day marked the one-year anniversary of the attack. 

Loved ones of Leroy Valentin Fernandez, one of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, celebrate his life at his grave at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. This day marked the one-year anniversary of the attack. 

Vanessa Morales (right) holds hands with partner Aixa Soltren, who is seen embracing their daughter Alexis Guzman, 11, during a vigil at Lake Eola honoring the 49 lives lost exactly one year earlier in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Soltren was at Pulse the night of the attack, but departed before the shooting began. 

Vanessa Morales (right) holds hands with partner Aixa Soltren, who is seen embracing their daughter Alexis Guzman, 11, during a vigil at Lake Eola honoring the 49 lives lost exactly one year earlier in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Soltren was at Pulse the night of the attack, but departed before the shooting began. 

A few recent frames

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi addresses the media following an injunction hearing regarding her alleged stalker, William Norman Wilkes, at the Hillsborough County Courthouse in downtown Tampa on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He has peeked through the windows of her Tampa home and sent unsolicited text messages expressing his appreciation for her "physical attributes," according to Bondi. 

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi addresses the media following an injunction hearing regarding her alleged stalker, William Norman Wilkes, at the Hillsborough County Courthouse in downtown Tampa on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He has peeked through the windows of her Tampa home and sent unsolicited text messages expressing his appreciation for her "physical attributes," according to Bondi. 

Jeremy Goins (center) and teammates stretch before a practice at King High in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, May 26, 2017. 

Jeremy Goins (center) and teammates stretch before a practice at King High in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, May 26, 2017. 

An airboat charter cruises past downtown Everglades City, Fla., on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 

An airboat charter cruises past downtown Everglades City, Fla., on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 

North Tampa, Fla. Wednesday, June 7, 2017. 

North Tampa, Fla. Wednesday, June 7, 2017. 

Ramadan at Al Qassam Mosque in Tampa. 

Ramadan at Al Qassam Mosque in Tampa. 

Catching up

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The last few weeks have been a blur. They've included a triathlon, youth rodeo, MLB baseball, trips to rural Alabama, MacDill Air Force Base and a central Florida farm. Here are a few favorite pictures...

Where U.S.P.S. delivers by mule

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A few frames of the U.S. Postal Service's most remote route. In this desolate part of Arizona near the Grand Canyon, mules haul packages down the winding trail that leads to Supai Village on the Havasupai Reservation. Supai Village, inhabited by members of the Havasupai Tribe, is located eight miles from the nearest road. Accessible only by pack animal, on foot or by helicopter, it is the last place in the U.S. where mail is still delivered by mule. The U.S. Department of Agriculture calls Supai Village the most remote community in the contiguous United States.

Where the pavement ends and the trail begins. 

Where the pavement ends and the trail begins. 

Winding 2,000 feet down into the canyon...

Winding 2,000 feet down into the canyon...

The Havasupai post office and store share a building in the village's center. 

The Havasupai post office and store share a building in the village's center. 

Daytona 500 weekend

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Some favorite images from the Daytona 500 weekend at Daytona International Speedway...

Owen Larson, son of driver Kyle Larson, tries to help out under his dad's car at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Owen Larson, son of driver Kyle Larson, tries to help out under his dad's car at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Chris Neeson, an avid Nascar fan, sports a Jeff Gordon tattoo at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Chris Neeson, an avid Nascar fan, sports a Jeff Gordon tattoo at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. signs autographs for fans at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. signs autographs for fans at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Elliott Sadler's OneMain Financial Chevrolet crew gets to work during a pitstop at the NASCAR XFINITY series PowerShares QQQ 300 race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Elliott Sadler's OneMain Financial Chevrolet crew gets to work during a pitstop at the NASCAR XFINITY series PowerShares QQQ 300 race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Drivers compete for position during the NASCAR XFINITY series PowerShares QQQ 300 race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Drivers compete for position during the NASCAR XFINITY series PowerShares QQQ 300 race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

A member of Elliott Sadler's OneMain Financial Chevrolet crew reads the bible between pit spots during the NASCAR XFINITY series PowerShares QQQ 300 race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

A member of Elliott Sadler's OneMain Financial Chevrolet crew reads the bible between pit spots during the NASCAR XFINITY series PowerShares QQQ 300 race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Drivers compete for position during the NASCAR XFINITY series PowerShares QQQ 300 race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Drivers compete for position during the NASCAR XFINITY series PowerShares QQQ 300 race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Fans camp out and tailgate on the infield at Daytona International Speedway, between the NASCAR XFINITY series PowerShares QQQ 300 race and the Daytona 500 race, in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Fans camp out and tailgate on the infield at Daytona International Speedway, between the NASCAR XFINITY series PowerShares QQQ 300 race and the Daytona 500 race, in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. 

Fans TJ Unger (left) and Don Hill hangout on the track before the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. They made the trip down from North Carolina to see the race. 

Fans TJ Unger (left) and Don Hill hangout on the track before the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. They made the trip down from North Carolina to see the race. 

Chase Elliott's NAPA Chevrolet crew waits for a pre-race technical inspection before the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

Chase Elliott's NAPA Chevrolet crew waits for a pre-race technical inspection before the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

Action is seen during the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

Action is seen during the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

Tailgaters watch the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

Tailgaters watch the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

Driver Kyle Busch (18) takes the brunt of a crash during the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

Driver Kyle Busch (18) takes the brunt of a crash during the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

The Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford team celebrates a victory at the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

The Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford team celebrates a victory at the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

The Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford team celebrates a victory at the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

The Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford team celebrates a victory at the Daytona 500 NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. 

Catching up on February

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A few singles from last month...

Trump supporter Peter Chianchiano (right) clashes with Donna Davis, co-founder of the Tampa chapter of Black Lives Matter, at a "Trump Not Welcome" protest near the corner of Interbay Boulevard and South Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. A Trump visit to MacDill Air Force Base prompted the protest.

Trump supporter Peter Chianchiano (right) clashes with Donna Davis, co-founder of the Tampa chapter of Black Lives Matter, at a "Trump Not Welcome" protest near the corner of Interbay Boulevard and South Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. A Trump visit to MacDill Air Force Base prompted the protest.

A controlled burn fire is seen blazing near State Road 60, northwest of Yeehaw Junction, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The controlled blaze aimed to burn up fuel incase the recent brush fire started back up, so that the area would have little fuel to feed a potential future fire. 

A controlled burn fire is seen blazing near State Road 60, northwest of Yeehaw Junction, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The controlled blaze aimed to burn up fuel incase the recent brush fire started back up, so that the area would have little fuel to feed a potential future fire. 

A home destroyed by fire is seen in a burnt area next to Highway 630 East near Indian Lake Estates on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. 

A home destroyed by fire is seen in a burnt area next to Highway 630 East near Indian Lake Estates on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. 

Allen Wolfe testifies during court proceedings of State of Florida vs Curtis Reeves at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Curtis Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson in a movie theater dispute, but is seeking immunity from prosecution under the "stand your ground" law. Wolfe was in the theater at the time of the shooting. 

Allen Wolfe testifies during court proceedings of State of Florida vs Curtis Reeves at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Curtis Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson in a movie theater dispute, but is seeking immunity from prosecution under the "stand your ground" law. Wolfe was in the theater at the time of the shooting. 

NFL Pro Bowl

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I headed to Camping World Stadium in Orlando to cover the NFL Pro Bowl last weekend. Here are two frames I liked. 

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott tackles a fan who ran onto the field during the second half of the AFC–NFC Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. 

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott tackles a fan who ran onto the field during the second half of the AFC–NFC Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. 

A young fan gets a glove as a souvenir from New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. after the AFC–NFC Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. 

A young fan gets a glove as a souvenir from New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. after the AFC–NFC Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. 

The end of the circus

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus made its final trip to Tampa recently. It will be shutting down in May, due to decreased ticket sales and opposition from animal-rights groups. 

A tiger is seen in an enclosure during the "animal open house" before the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. The circus has announced it will be shutting down in May of 2017.

A tiger is seen in an enclosure during the "animal open house" before the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. The circus has announced it will be shutting down in May of 2017.

CFP National Championship

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Clemson and Alabama competed for the College Football Playoff National Championship in Tampa on Monday. I was lucky to be a part of a team of six photographers covering the game for the Tampa Bay Times. After a dull first half, Clemson turned the game into the most thrilling I have ever shot. The Tigers' win in the final seconds was special to witness. Here's a handful of my favorite frames from the night. 

111th Annual Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

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Epiphany, the annual celebration of the baptism of Jesus Christ by St. John the Baptist in the River Jordan, takes place at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs and other locations around the world. In Tarpon Springs, Archbishop Demetrios tosses a holy cross into the water. Dozens of boys dive in, hoping to be the lucky one to surface with the cross. This year Joseph Cooley, 18, of Tarpon Springs, was that lucky diver.