Highlands & Islands

Photographer recreates Star Wars on Cromarty Firth rigs

Star Wars and oil rigs Image copyright Craig Mann
Image caption Princess Leia lounging on board a rig in one of Craig Mann's photographs

A photographer has created images that place some of Star Wars' best-loved characters on oil rigs parked up in the Cromarty Firth in the Highlands.

Glasgow-based photographer Craig Mann, whose work usually features landscapes from around the world, used Photoshop to make the pictures.

They feature characters such as Princess Leia, Darth Vader, bounty hunter Boba Fett and Ewoks.

The firth is used for anchoring rigs during winter and downtime from work.

Mr Mann, who is from Shetland and now lives in Glasgow, works on the rigs and created his Star Wars collection of photographs in his free time.

Image copyright Craig Mann
Image caption An Imperial AT-AT towers over an oil rig
Image copyright Craig Mann
Image caption Ewoks feature among the images
Image copyright Craig Mann
Image caption Boba Fett and Darth Vader
Image copyright Craig Mann
Image caption Droid C-3P0 finds himself in a tight spot in a rig's kitchen