1. Shiv Shukla feeds an eastern diamondback rattlesnake into a plastic tube at Sean Doody’s lab at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg on July 28. Shukla studies venomous snakes to learn more about an emerging fungal disease found in certain species of snakes.
  2. From left, Hope Peña, 24, Courtney O’Brien, 28, Katelynn Calixte, 21, CJ O’Brien, 23, Nate Calixte, 24, and Zelda Sainclair, 29, wait in line for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
  3. Jill Horstmann, founder of wildlife rescue and nonprofit Squirrelly AF, feeds a young squirrel at her home in St. Petersburg.
  4. Boats in the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina as seen from the 28th floor of the Signature Place condos on Tuesday in St. Petersburg.
  5. A sinkhole has reopened in Seffner, as seen in this image from video. This is the third time the hole has reopened in 10 years. In 2013, a man was killed after falling into the sinkhole.
  6. Instructor Brent Adair teaches firearm safety to students during a concealed weapons permit class at Brandon Gun School in Brandon in March. Beginning July 1, Floridians do not need a license to carry a concealed weapon.
  7. Tonya Wiley, director of Havenworth Coastal Conservation, looks for endangered smalltooth sawfish while trudging through 2 feet of water near Rattlesnake Key.
  8. The Mertailor, Eric Ducharme and Merman Andrew Corter swim behind a pod of mermaids in a coordinated pattern.
  9. Dredging to clean up muck along the Weeki Wachee River is underway again. When completed, 1.6 miles of the river will have been dredged.
  10. The Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa seen on Wednesday. Five dogs were killed in an RV fire just outside the fairgrounds Tuesday.
  11. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch addresses the audience in front of City Hall as he prepares to raise the City’s Pride flag to kick off the 2023 St. Pete Pride Month celebrations on Thursday, June 1, 2023 in St. Petersburg. Standing along side the mayor was St. Pete Pride Executive Director Nicole Berman, and members of the Pride board and St. Pete City Council and other officials.
  12. A row of damaged and destroyed homes sits on Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. More than 5,000 homes in Lee County were destroyed during Hurricane Ian in September 2022, and another 13,500 homes received "major" damage, according to data provided by the county.
  13. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a political roundtable, Friday, May 19, 2023, in Bedford, N.H. The Florida governor is one of Donald Trump's main contenders for the Republican nomination.
  14. Xiaja Canty, right, hugs Ashley Cornetet, founder of The Pineapple Projects, before she opens the door of her newly furnished apartment.
  15. Artist John Curtis sits with people who come to the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg for a meal for a conversation and a portrait sketch every Friday.
  16. Tap water flows into a sink in Pinellas Park on May 4, 2023. Tampa Bay Water is the provider for most of the region, but the municipalities and counties have different treatment processes.
  17. Rob Stirling, 60, has the world record for most pushups in an hour with 3,264.
  18. Guitarist Eric Yoder (left), drummer Jack Clements, bassist Brendon Porter and keyboardist K Sahagian make up the St. Petersburg band Speak Easy. Saxophone player Nick Bredal (back left) and percussionist Devin Constant are part of their live ensemble.
  19. John "Capt. Jay" Burki has a smoke at his camp underneath the Matanzas Pass Bridge on a mid-February day in Fort Myers Beach. After Hurricane Ian smashed his boat, he woke tangled in trees, scratched and battered. A Coast Guard helicopter flew him to a shelter. “Which I walked right out of,” he says. “I can’t live with all those people.”
  20. In this image from a video provided by student protesters, students and campus police officers rush together at the beginning of a clash inside the Patel Center on the University of South Florida's Tampa campus on Monday, March 6, 2023. The protesters were from the Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society.
  21. Dentist Mike Foley pulls a car with his teeth at his residence in Tampa.
  22. The Serengeti Flyer, Busch Gardens' newest thrill ride, has twin dueling arms that progressively sway back and forth, reaching speeds of 68 miles per hour and a 135-foot height at its peak. It officially opens Feb. 27.
  23. Rodney Boblitt stands on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs. After patrolling the beaches following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Boblitt suffered memory problems and other health issues. Like thousands of other cleanup workers, he is suing BP, which denies any link between the spill and their illnesses.