Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Photography and Visual Journalism Blog
of the Tampa Bay Times

Woman wins El Jefe eating contest, 2.5 pound burrito in 66 seconds (w/video)

Woman wins El Jefe eating contest, 2.5 pound burrito in 66 seconds (w/video)

Schuyler gained notoriety on ABC TV’s revival of the Gong Show by eating several large containers of cottage cheese in under 90 seconds. Her last competition was in Philadelphia’s Wing Bowl, were she ate 501 wings._informq.push(['embed'])...
Published: 04/06/18
Photo gallery: Baby great horned owls on Honeymoon Island

Photo gallery: Baby great horned owls on Honeymoon Island

The babies hatched out in January and fledged from the nest in late March. Their parents aren't far away though, keeping an eye on them and bringing food. A parent great horned owl on a nearby tree keeps a wary eye on the area around the tree where i...
Published: 04/02/18
April 4, 2018 marks 50th anniversary of MLK’s death

April 4, 2018 marks 50th anniversary of MLK’s death

Shortly after 6 p.m. on April, 4, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. is shot to death while standing on the balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of King’s assassinatio...
Published: 03/31/18
Updated: 04/01/18
Duchamp through the 64-Square Looking Glass: Hula Chess at the Dali Museum (w/video)

Duchamp through the 64-Square Looking Glass: Hula Chess at the Dali Museum (w/video)

Woman Grandmaster Chess player Jennifer Shahade, Philadelphia and Abby Albaum, St. Petersburg, owner of Hoola Monsters, gave a hula chess exhibition at the Dali Museum, 3/29/18 as part of a day long celebration of the game and its connection to artis...
Updated one month ago
Photo gallery:Walter the panther, bloody paw healed, stepping out as ZooTampa mascot

Photo gallery:Walter the panther, bloody paw healed, stepping out as ZooTampa mascot

About a year ago, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to a call about a wild panther in Highlands County that had gotten its left front paw caught in a snare trap. They figured the snare was placed by a landowner tired of ...
Updated one month ago
Rays defeat the Red Sox 6-4 in home opener

Rays defeat the Red Sox 6-4 in home opener

Ryan McNally, 33, of Seminole, grabs a burger while tailgating in the parking lot of Tropicana Field prior to the Tampa Bay Rays home opener against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, March 29, 2018 in St. Petersburg. For the first time in 50 years all Maj...
Updated one month ago
Photo gallery: Look at grandma’s guns - at 97, she flexes her muscle

Photo gallery: Look at grandma’s guns - at 97, she flexes her muscle

Edith Traina stood in line at a church banquet hall, dressed in a black singlet with white piping. When her turn came, she stepped onto a bathroom scale. That would determine her weight class, though it didn’t really matter, as she was the only...
Updated one month ago
Photo gallery: Sights from USF‘s Pro Day

Photo gallery: Sights from USF‘s Pro Day

But if the howls and hoots (from teammates) elicited by Deatrick Nichols’ 40 effort were any sign, the versatile Bulls defensive back partially stole Monday’s three-hour showcase.Unofficial times for Nichols ranged from 4.32 to 4.36 secon...
Updated one month ago
Photo gallery: Acroyoga, which pairs acrobatics with yoga

Photo gallery: Acroyoga, which pairs acrobatics with yoga

In an old warehouse across the street from St. Anthony’s Hospital, Aaron Tremper lays on his back with his hands and feet straight up into the air. He is balancing Jessica DeLeo, who is spinning and twisting into yoga poses 3 feet above the gro...
Updated one month ago
Ybor City’s La Segunda struggles to find old school Cuban bread bakers

Ybor City’s La Segunda struggles to find old school Cuban bread bakers

“No one seems to be able to do the old way today,” said La Segunda co-owner Tony More, whose Spanish immigrant grandfather founded the Ybor City bakery after arriving here more than a century ago. The “old way’’ isn̵...
Updated one month ago