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All Eyes gallery: Douglas R. Clifford's favorite photos of 2016

Several blocks of Magnolia Avenue leading into the historic district of downtown St. Augustine is impassible littered with live oak branches on October  7, 2016, the result of hurricane Matthew passing to the east on Florida's east coast.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Several blocks of Magnolia Avenue leading into the historic district of downtown St. Augustine is impassible littered with live oak branches on October 7, 2016, the result of hurricane Matthew passing to the east on Florida's east coast.

Each year, Times photographers choose their favorite photos from the past 12 months. These are from Douglas R. Clifford.

Douglas R. Clifford

Kaleigh Black, 14, left, and Amber Olsen, 12, run for cover as a squall with rain and wind pelt them while they explore the Cocoa Beach Pier on October 7, 2016, after hurricane Matthew passed to the east on Florida's east coast.

Douglas R. Clifford

Orlando, Florida. Investigators, Office of the medical examiner district 9 Florida, at the rear, or west side of Pulse nightclub where Omar Mateen opened fire killing 50 people and injuring others on June 12, 2016.

Douglas R. Clifford

A brown pelican basks in the warmth of morning sun at the Dunedin Municipal Marina.

Douglas R. Clifford

People gather on March 20, 2016 to enjoy Clearwater Beach on the second day of Spring Break for Pinellas and Pasco county schools.

Douglas R. Clifford

A juvenile Eastern lubber grasshopper rests on the leaf of a plant at on May 2, 2016 at the PCSO Detention and Corrections Bureau Inmate Horticulture Program at the Pinellas County Jail in Largo.

Douglas R. Clifford

Heather Selly, of Holiday, splashes water while exploring the shore off the Dunedin Causeway on May 17, 2016 with her six-month-old son, Theiss Stuart.

Douglas R. Clifford

A lightning bolt illuminates the sky over Crystal Beach and St. Joseph Sound on July 17, 2016 night.

Tara McCarty, left, and Caitlin Johnston, with the Times, in honor of Terry Tomalin's legacy of overcoming your fears, snorkel in the Rainbow River in Dunnellon on August 17, 2016.

Douglas R. Clifford

A manatee capture and relocation team, with the FWC, drops a net in Lake Tarpon on December 1, 2016 after spotting a manatee which had surfaced in the lake moments earlier. The manatee is one of several the team expects to relocate back into Tampa Bay from the lake in Palm Harbor.

Douglas R. Clifford

A yellow crowned night heron searches for food in the Dunedin Channel as the sun sets over Malone island and North Clearwater Beach on July 19, 2016.

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Douglas Clifford is a staff photojournalist with the Tampa Bay Times, responsible for coordinating and documenting day-to-day visuals, including still photography and video content, for daily and project reporting for the newspaper and tampabay.com

Clifford previously worked with the Gainesville Sun, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Hernando Today newspapers before joining the Times' staff in 1998. During his career with the Times he has documented close to 10,000 assignments, including daily news and feature stories from the entire Tampa Bay area, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and has been a team member of the Times' hurricane team since the beginning of his tenure taking him into the eyes of many storms, including the landfall of Katrina, in New Orleans, La.

Clifford is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, he graduated from University of Florida in Gainesville, Fl.

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