Photos of the Year: 2011 Winners: Photographer of the Year: 2011_pro_02_12

POY, Runner UpAndrew Craft, Fayetteville Observer Dressed as Santa, Lionel Reed lifts {quote}Nahla{quote} onto his lap for a picture after {quote}Nahla{quote} peed on his boot Friday, December 16, 2011, at Dogs Days Inn & Cat Nappery in Fayetteville, N.C. The kennel was taking pictures of dogs with Santa, whose owners were serving in Afghanistan during the holiday season.

POY, Runner Up 

Andrew Craft, Fayetteville Observer  

Dressed as Santa, Lionel Reed lifts "Nahla" onto his lap for a picture after "Nahla" peed on his boot Friday, December 16, 2011, at Dogs Days Inn & Cat Nappery in Fayetteville, N.C. The kennel was taking pictures of dogs with Santa, whose owners were serving in Afghanistan during the holiday season.