For those who have seen Avatar, this mountain may look familiar, but it’s not CG. Located in China, this 3,544-foot tall Sky Column “is one of 3,000 in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and became the inspiration for the magical ‘floating peaks’ in James Cameron’s film after a Hollywood photographer spent time shooting there in 2008.” Continue reading for a movie vs real-life comparison.

A national park spokesman said: ‘Many pictures become prototypes for various elements in the ‘Avatar’ movie, including the ‘Hallelujah Mountains’.’

[via Dailymail]