Welcome to #LoveTampaBay

#LoveTampaBay is a community campaign created by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program to inspire each of us to DO MORE to protect the beautiful bay that sustains and unites our region, LEARN MORE about how we depend upon a healthy bay and our connections to it, and SHARE THE LOVE with others by uploading photos showing how Tampa Bay inspires us and sharing stories here on social media.

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  • The Great Blue Heron is a thrilling sight, whether flying low and slow with deep wingbeats, standing stock-still on the shore, or wading shallows searching for fish with long, graceful strides. The ne...

  • University of South Florida marine scientists made national headlines following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, helping to reveal the volume and spread of oil gushing from the ...

  • Patience and planning paid off for James Boone in this stunning photograph of the full moon rising, taken from Fort De Soto Park in March 2016. “I had been chasing this shot for almost two years and f...

  • Five years ago, Eckerd College students participating in a research cruise on Tampa Bay made a surprising discovery. Water and sediment samples revealed microscopic bits of plastic, unrecognizable at ...

  • In 2015, Tampa Bay had 40,295 acres of seagrass, the most observed on the bay’s bottom in 60 years! Needing sunlight and clear water to grow, seagrasses are a living benchmark of the bay’s...

  • Spotting Brandt Henningsen is easy. Tampa Bay’s habitat ambassador is two parts infectious enthusiasm, one part outdoor fashion icon in mud boots, blue jeans, and polarized sunglasses, and one part ma...

SHARE THE LOVE

You can upload your own #LoveTampaBay
image from your phone!

How does Tampa Bay inspire you?
What are your favorite ways to enjoy the bay?
Upload your own #LoveTampaBay photo from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, then share it on social media! Photo submissions will be featured on the campaign website.