Photos of the Year: 2011 Winners: Pictorial: 2011_poy_07_01

First Place | PictorialLogan Mock-BuntingFishermen in Robertsport, Liberia pull in their boat in the middle of the night. The boats are made from a single tree-trunk, and are extremely heavy, so the men have to synchronize their pulling with the pulse of the waves to move the boat onto land. Local fishermen complain of foreign trawlers overfishing their waters. Often of Asian origin, the foreign ships are taking larger and larger shares of fish stocks with  bigger, faster, and technologically modern equipment. This makes the locals work longer and travel farther to catch enough fish to provide for their families. ltqmb

First Place | Pictorial 

Logan Mock-Bunting 

Fishermen in Robertsport, Liberia pull in their boat in the middle of the night. The boats are made from a single tree-trunk, and are extremely heavy, so the men have to synchronize their pulling with the pulse of the waves to move the boat onto land. Local fishermen complain of foreign trawlers overfishing their waters. Often of Asian origin, the foreign ships are taking larger and larger shares of fish stocks with bigger, faster, and technologically modern equipment. This makes the locals work longer and travel farther to catch enough fish to provide for their families. ltqmb