Behold the lush blue sky and moss-covered rocks that defy gravity in the Scottish Hebrides. In a series of photos by National Geographic's Jim Richardson, you'll discover the moon Pandora on Earth. There is even a cliff full of dragons.

OK, they're not dragons - they're just the world's largest colony of gannets.

via National Geographic (thanks, Marilyn Terrell!)

A Journey To Scotland Reveals The True Inspiration For Avatar's Pandora

A Journey To Scotland Reveals The True Inspiration For Avatar's Pandora

A Journey To Scotland Reveals The True Inspiration For Avatar's Pandora

A Journey To Scotland Reveals The True Inspiration For Avatar's Pandora

A Journey To Scotland Reveals The True Inspiration For Avatar's Pandora

A Journey To Scotland Reveals The True Inspiration For Avatar's Pandora

A Journey To Scotland Reveals The True Inspiration For Avatar's Pandora