Pictures of the Year 2011: Robert F. Bukaty

Posted Dec. 30, 2011, at 10:52 p.m.
Kayla Raymond, 11, of Standish surfaces through bubbles after diving into Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester in September.
Kayla Raymond, 11, of Standish surfaces through bubbles after diving into Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester in September. Buy Photo
Twilight colors the sky as Richard Robertson, 68, of Rockport, casts until it is too dark to see at Grand Lake Stream in October.
Twilight colors the sky as Richard Robertson, 68, of Rockport, casts until it is too dark to see at Grand Lake Stream in October. Buy Photo
Skowhegan's Allison Lancaster (foreground) and Mikayla Toth make snow angels in celebration after their team defeated Marshwood in the snow for the field hockey state championship in Yarmouth on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
Skowhegan's Allison Lancaster (foreground) and Mikayla Toth make snow angels in celebration after their team defeated Marshwood in the snow for the field hockey state championship in Yarmouth on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Buy Photo
An Aphrodite Fritillary butterfly flies away after drinking nectar from a zinnia flower at the Yarmouth Community Garden in September.
An Aphrodite Fritillary butterfly flies away after drinking nectar from a zinnia flower at the Yarmouth Community Garden in September. Buy Photo
A headlamp and bike light leave trails in a time exposure of Sean Savignano of Auburn as he cruises down a boardwalk in the dark on the last lap of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race in September.
A headlamp and bike light leave trails in a time exposure of Sean Savignano of Auburn as he cruises down a boardwalk in the dark on the last lap of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race in September. Buy Photo
Tall reeds on the shore of the Kennebec River help to conceal duck hunter Andy Guerette in October.
Tall reeds on the shore of the Kennebec River help to conceal duck hunter Andy Guerette in October. Buy Photo
Scott Clavette of Gorham poses as Aquaman outside the Nerd Rave at the SPACE Gallery, the kick-off event for Coast City Comicon in Portland in November. By the next morning Clavette transformed himself into Quentin, an X-Men character.
Scott Clavette of Gorham poses as Aquaman outside the Nerd Rave at the SPACE Gallery, the kick-off event for Coast City Comicon in Portland in November. By the next morning Clavette transformed himself into Quentin, an X-Men character. Buy Photo
A washed-up crab lay on the sand at dawn at Popham Beach State Park, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.
A washed-up crab lay on the sand at dawn at Popham Beach State Park, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. Buy Photo
Bob Doyle, 71, leans back as the crown of an 80-foot-tall white pine starts to fall away on Dec. 14, 2011, in Winthrop. &quotWhen you're attached to the tree the last last cut is the most important," said Doyle.
Bob Doyle, 71, leans back as the crown of an 80-foot-tall white pine starts to fall away on Dec. 14, 2011, in Winthrop. "When you're attached to the tree the last last cut is the most important," said Doyle. Buy Photo

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