Times Photographer favorites: Luis Santana shares his top 3 photos from 2015
I have been involved in my fair share of controversial stories, but this year the state of Florida decided to allow hunting of the Florida black bear, after not having a hunt in 20+ years. Hundreds of hunters applied and were granted the permits. When I was assigned to shoot the early morning hunt I had no idea what to expect, I wasn't sure how many bears I would see if any. It was an interesting story with a controversial subject, so I would say this had to be my most memorable story this year.
Click here to view an earlier post I wrote about the bear hunt.
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