The Isle of Man has never looked more beautiful than in the backdrop to these striking photographs of cleverly-balanced stones.

Adrian Gray, a world leader in the art of stone balancing, has been hard at work scanning the island in search of the best locations to put his honed skills to the test, with photographer Mikael Buck on hand to record the unbelievable results.
Gray takes his inspiration from his stunning natural environment and studies each stone carefully to fully understand weight distribution and how the shapes will fit together before building his monuments.
He was asked to create the sculptures after the Isle of Man’s government noticed his talent on Channel 4’s Grand Designs.
See more of his beautiful designs here.