5. Controlled fire at Shell island
Beach goers enjoy the view on March 2 at St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach, Fla. as a controlled fire releases smoke over Shell Island.
4. students build underwater robots
Ethan Bennett and Austin Adams practice using their SeaPerch remotely operated underwater vehicle on March 10, 2016 at Mosley High School in Panama City, Fla. The engineering students spent the semester learning how to navigate the robots through underwater obstacles for a regional competition in May.
3. spring break beach bash
Thousands attended the annual Beach Bash on March 15, 2016 at Sharky's.
2. the strawberry moon
Beach goers enjoy the final moments of daylight as the strawberry moon rises behind them on June 20 at St. Andrews State Park during the 2016 summer solstice in Panama City Beach, Fla. The full moon will rise on the summer solstice again in 2062.
1. St. Andrews state park sunset
A man runs along the shore at sunset on July 17, 2016 at St. Andrews State Park.