Avatar Trees Found on Earth

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The visually stunning movie Avatar dominated the box office earlier this year and sparked conversations about everything from the environmental movement to climate change to conspiracies. But the real stars of the film were the trees—specifically the shimmering "Tree of Souls."

The forests of Pandora were spectacular but intergalactic travel is not necessary to find incredible trees that look like they grew on another planet. Indeed, there are plenty right here on earth.

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Image credit: AP Photo/Matt Sayles