All Eyes gallery: Scott Keeler’s favorite photos of 2018

When people ask me what I like most about my job as a photojournalist, I tell them the spontaneity and variety of the assignments. One minute you can be photographing politicians and the political debate, and next, food on a plate for a restaurant review.
20 protesters participate in a Die-In on the fourth floor rotunda of the Florida Capitol, March 6, 17. They continue to push for an assault weapons ban. Lawmakers in the Florida House were debating a gun/school safety bill at the time.
Published Dec. 6, 2018
It was a gloomy start to the day, Monday, Jan. 28, 2018, but colorful beach chairs reflect out of standing water from Sunday's rain at Island Time Furniture and More store in St. Pete Beach.
Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali's Spain, opened to the public on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. The museum commissioned Butcher to travel to Spain to photographer scenes in the village of Cadaqués, where Dalí spent summers while growing up, Dalí’s house in Port Lligat and the rugged region of Cap de Creus – all areas that are prominently featured in Dalí’s works.
Kite boarders take advantage a a brisk breeze and clear skies on Tampa Bay, Monday, Oct 22, 2018 for some water action near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and his wife Kerry look out at the crowd after Kriseman was sworn in for a second term as mayor of the city of St. Petersburg, Jan. 2, 2018 at St. Petersburg City Hall.
Democratic candidate for Florida Governor Gwen Graham, right, greets her parents, Bob and Adele Graham on stage at The Social in Orlando, August 28, 2018. Graham was defeated by candidate Andrew Gillum in the Florida Democratic Primary for Governor.
Lightning streaks across the sky above Boca Ciega Bay and St. Pete Beach in July 2018. Florida has the most summer thunderstorm activity in the US and lightning is the most lethal component of these storms. Scientists believe lighting develops during the violent circulation of air within cumulonimbus clouds.
Kashif Haynes, 14, rides and sleeps on the 881 Pinellas County school bus during his two hour bus ride from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg after his school day at Tarpon Springs High School where he is a freshman in the Veterinary Science Academy. He is the first to board the bus at 5am and the last to be dropped off each school day.
It's not every day you get to see several statues from the Tom James, chairman emeritus, Raymond James Financial, western art collection strapped to a truck on 1st Ave. South, St. Petersburg, March 12, 2018. The art was installed at the new James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in April.
Edward Peachey, right, leaves an executive committee meeting of CareerSource Pinellas, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at the EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College. The committee decided to form an ad hoc committee to investigate Peachey over the allegations of inflated job placements. Peachey is president/CEO of CareerSource Pinellas.
Workers clean up thousands of small fish on North Redington Beach, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 as a result of Red Tide in the Gulf. The smell was pungent.
A waterspout formed at the mouth Tampa Bay west of Outback Key while Environmental Activist Lorraine Margeson, 61, St. Petersburg, erected bird nesting markers, June 13, 2018.
Scott Keeler has been a staff photographer for the Tampa Bay Times since 1987. He is married to Janet Keeler, a professor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Their son Jensen Keeler is a law student at Stetson Law School, Gulfport.