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The Photography and Visual Journalism Blog
of the Tampa Bay Times

A rough surf surrounds Boynton Beach inlet as Hurricane Irma hits in Boynton Beach, Fla. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Images of beauty and destruction - Hurricane Irma photos from Tampa Bay, Florida and the Caribbean

Update: 6 new images added on Friday, September 15, 2017. 14 new images added on Thursday, September 14, 2017 Events such as Hurricane Irma often produce images of beauty as well as destruction. Here is a mix of images -- from Tampa Bay, Florida and the Caribbean -- some portraying the destructive power of Irma, so …


  1. Photo of the Day for September 21, 2017 - A Gorgeous sunset on the gulf

    Human Interest

    Today's Photo of the Day comes from Evan Kaplan of New Port Richey, FL.

  2. Looking Back: Have you ever heard of Goose Pond?


    I've lived in St. Petersburg most of my life. After a brief spell in North Carolina, my family moved back to St. Petersburg for good in 1978. And in all that time I've never heard the area around Central Plaza referred to as "Goose Pond."

    1952: Factors which made the Central Plaza development logical can be discerned in this photo, by those who know the realty situation here. Low grade and a 55-acre school site in storage kept the 90-acre Goose Pond (upper center) almost bare until now. 

  3. Photo of the Day for September 20, 2017 - Where did Mom go?

    Human Interest

    Today's Photo of the Day comes from Stan Wooldridge of Temple Terrace, FL.

  4. All Eyes photo gallery: 7.1 magnitude quake kills at least 149, collapses buildings in Mexico


    A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 79 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. The quake came less than two weeks after another quake left 90 dead in the country's south, and it …

    Rescuers work on a collapsed building on Amsterdam Avenue in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck, Sept. 19, 2017. Dozens have been reported killed across the country, including 42 in the state of Morelos, close to the epicenter of the quake, and at least 20 buildings in Mexico City have collapsed. (Adriana Zehbrauskas/The New York Times) XNYT169
  5. Here are 10 national monuments the Interior Department wants to shrink or modify


    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed that President Donald Trump make changes to 10 national monuments, including Bears Ears in southern Utah, according to a memo addressed to the White House.

  6. Photo of the Day for September 19, 2017 - Great Egret with green mating coloration

    Human Interest

    Today's Photo of the Day comes from Barbara Motter of Weeki Wachee, FL.

  7. Photo of the Day for September 18, 2017 - Sunset cruise

    Human Interest

    Today's Photo of the Day comes from Nellie Sela of St. Petersburg, FL.

  8. The weeks' most compelling photos from Tampa Bay and Florida

    Human Interest

    Florida photos of the week for September 8 - September 15: This week's post contains many photos related to Irma and her aftermath -- such as a nun with a chainsaw -- as well as a handful of images that have nothing to do with hurricanes -- such as a very cocky seagull.

    Residents of the Astor Park apartment complex off Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs, Fla. were shocked to find a van head first in a sinkhole in the parking lot. The driver apparently crawled out by kicking out the back window of the vehicle. "It's very strange and very scary," resident Mario Lopez said. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)