June is the time when many lobster traps and their buoys are trailered to the shore, sometimes looking like a traveling art form. (Three-dimensional geometric abstraction?)

This gear is then stacked on the fishing boat’s deck, often taking up almost all available room there – and more. (See the second image, below.)

The traps are taken for a ride to their seasonal destinations, where they’re lowered in little colonies onto the craggy bottom, while their buoys bob in colorful patterns on the sea surface. (Brooklin, Maine)