Panajachel is the biggest, most popular town on the lake but the sun rises almost directly behind it, and behind the mountains. Most other villages on the other end of the lake - San Marcos, San Juan and San Pedro - all get a pretty good view of the sun coming up. From San Juan you can also hike up to a few great spots for photos that get most of the lake in frame, too. There are often taxi boats crossing the lake, and they don't particularly like the fishermen so they will sometimes purposefully come too close - meaning sometimes you have to get lucky to get a shot of just these men on the water.
A small fishermen's cooperative in the village of San Juan la Laguna works together to try to save the fish and habitat of Lake Atitlan, a lake with rising levels and growing pollution. They don't often travel in packs, but they do work together to transplant the native tule reeds that the local fish love - and they were on their way to do just that on the morning I stood on the shore taking pictures.