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All Eyes gallery: Gabriella Angotti Jones favorite photos of 2017

“I’m so lucky that my job allows me to meet incredibly kind and cool people every day and help share their story with the Tampa Bay Area.”<br>
GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES  | Times  
Gabriela Escurra, 18, a vlogger and rap music fan,  puts on mascara while getting ready for a Lil Pump concert at her home in Clearwater, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Escurra, who blogs under the user ThelifeofGaby, tries to release videos every Tuesday about her life in Florida. She's currently growing her account, a most of her followers right now are family.
GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times Gabriela Escurra, 18, a vlogger and rap music fan, puts on mascara while getting ready for a Lil Pump concert at her home in Clearwater, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Escurra, who blogs under the user ThelifeofGaby, tries to release videos every Tuesday about her life in Florida. She's currently growing her account, a most of her followers right now are family.
Published Dec. 15, 2017|Updated Dec. 15, 2017
Cypress trees are reflected in the Hillsborough River at John B. Sergeant Park in Thonotosassa, FL, on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. 
GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES  | Times
Cypress trees are reflected in the Hillsborough River at John B. Sergeant Park in Thonotosassa, FL, on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
A pedestrian walks by the Fodder & Shine restaurant on North Florida Avenue in the Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa, FL, on Friday, Oct., 20, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES  | Times
A pedestrian walks by the Fodder & Shine restaurant on North Florida Avenue in the Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa, FL, on Friday, Oct., 20, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times

I am so lucky that my job allows me to meet incredibly kind and cool people every day and help share their story with the Tampa Bay Area. I also feel so fortunate to be here and be surrounded by an incredibly supportive staff that helps me learn something new everyday whether it be about Tampa, visual storytelling, or myself.

Tampa police examine a red sports car parked at the McDonalds off 13th Avenue and 22nd Street in Ybor City on Tuesday. Officers were questioning a McDonald's employee about a gun be brought into the restaurant. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said it could be related to the Seminole Heights investigation. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Tampa police examine a red sports car parked at the McDonalds off 13th Avenue and 22nd Street in Ybor City on Tuesday. Officers were questioning a McDonald's employee about a gun be brought into the restaurant. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said it could be related to the Seminole Heights investigation. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Lakewood Spartans wide receiver (2) Troyvon Johnson recovers a bobble made by his own team during the second half of the game between Jesuit High School and Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, FL, on Friday, 17, 2017. The Spartans won the game 20-7. 
GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Lakewood Spartans wide receiver (2) Troyvon Johnson recovers a bobble made by his own team during the second half of the game between Jesuit High School and Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, FL, on Friday, 17, 2017. The Spartans won the game 20-7. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times

I arrived in Tampa in October (a little late in the year). Since my arrival, I’ve had the privilege to ride in a small aircraft in search of Florida Panthers, help with the Seminole Heights murders coverage, see Lil Pump live (esssketit), attend a tea party for little girls, cover high school sports, and hang out in swamps.

Largo forward and midfielder Hannah Rigali (12), ties her shoe before her game against Gibbs High School at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, FL, on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES  | Times
Largo forward and midfielder Hannah Rigali (12), ties her shoe before her game against Gibbs High School at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, FL, on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Jim Garguilo, left, Patty Ritter, center, and Monte Ritter, right, both of Spring Hill, FL., enjoy their salad course during the Taste of the Fields fundraiser at the Chinsegut Hill Manor House in Brooksville, FL, on Saturday, Oct., 28, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES  | Times
Jim Garguilo, left, Patty Ritter, center, and Monte Ritter, right, both of Spring Hill, FL., enjoy their salad course during the Taste of the Fields fundraiser at the Chinsegut Hill Manor House in Brooksville, FL, on Saturday, Oct., 28, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Lloyd Klement, right, blows out his birthday candles   while his daughter, Barbara Skudder, center, looks on during his 107th birthday celebration at Atria Windsor Woods senior living home in Hudson, FL, on Thursday, 16, 2017. "I'm a good blower," he said jokingly as he blew out the candles. The senior living home threw him a birthday party, complete with cake, drinks, and a live performer who sang oldies. Mr. Klement is originally from New Jersey.  He worked as a milk man for most his life until he retired, about 40 years ago. Mr. Klement is the senior home's newest resident, and the oldest. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES  | Times
Lloyd Klement, right, blows out his birthday candles while his daughter, Barbara Skudder, center, looks on during his 107th birthday celebration at Atria Windsor Woods senior living home in Hudson, FL, on Thursday, 16, 2017. "I'm a good blower," he said jokingly as he blew out the candles. The senior living home threw him a birthday party, complete with cake, drinks, and a live performer who sang oldies. Mr. Klement is originally from New Jersey. He worked as a milk man for most his life until he retired, about 40 years ago. Mr. Klement is the senior home's newest resident, and the oldest. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Tyler Davis, a loader at Winterland Christmas Trees, plays with Barbara Holfetz's chihuahuas during a break between customers at Winterland Christmas Trees off of Columbus Avenue and and Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, FL, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Holfetz, who is the manager of the stand, says her tent is well-stocked with Christmas trees. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES  | Times
Tyler Davis, a loader at Winterland Christmas Trees, plays with Barbara Holfetz's chihuahuas during a break between customers at Winterland Christmas Trees off of Columbus Avenue and and Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, FL, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Holfetz, who is the manager of the stand, says her tent is well-stocked with Christmas trees. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Lil Pump between songs at his concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES  | Times
Lil Pump between songs at his concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times

Gabriella Angotti-Jones is currently interning at the Tampa Bay Times, and was previously an intern at the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle. In the new year, she will graduate from San Francisco State University, with a degree in Environmental Studies.

EMAIL: gangotti-jones@tampabay.com

Twitter: @gabriellaangojo

Instagram: @ga.briella

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