The best of 2013 from the photographers who work for the Times
Maurice Rivenbark made this picture during a reporting trip to Elizabeth City, N.C., for the Bounty story. The most Florida photos of the magnificent lot, meanwhile, at least to me, based only on my sense of some hazy, state-specific look or feel, are Rivenbark in the muck of the Fakahatchee, Carolina Hidalgo at the mermaid convention, Edmund Fountain at the Bradfordville Blues Club, Melissa Lyttle at Fort De Soto and also alongside Tamiami Trail in the Everglades, plus Doug Clifford's image of the dude dragging the hog, Will Vragovic's of the Anna Maria tanner, Skip O'Rourke's of the white ibis in Thonotosassa and Chris Zuppa's of the Clearwater Threshers' mascot rappelling down the side of a building in St. Pete. And Scott Keeler's picture of the Boyd Hill screech owls? Awesome.