A combination of a warm, humid climate, a dense atmosphere, yet lower gravity than that on Earth means the plant life of Pandora are free to grow without nearly as much of the physical limitations that cap their growth size and speed as much as what happens to the plants on earth, growing under relatively harsher conditions and higher gravity by comparison. The result are phenomenal sized trees growing in seemingly endless forests and regular forest floor plants still taller than the average human. While most foliage is the tried and true green
like it is here at home, some of the more unusual plant strains take on a blueish colour - which is rarely encountered on any vegetation on Earth, these are also the ones most likely to bioluminesce (glow) through semi-transparent leaves and stems at night time, possibly to attract pollinators during the frequent bouts of darkness that occur on Pandora, rendering traditional flowers not quite the useful bug-magnets they have proven themselves to be on the relatively brighter earth where their colours are more easily appreciated. Of course, this glow could just as likeley to be a way to ward off hungry herbivores from eating them. Large trees and plants lack this ability and tend to take on more earth-like colours and forms.
This was actually, originally created quite a few years ago, shortly after my other work of the same theme (only with more focus on the plant varieties as they appear at night). But while sorting through some files on a slow day I thought I'd go ahead and upload this one too, while not as "fantastical" as the night version, I think it does have a better sense of realism and depth to it than the other one did
It was made using Vue and Photoshop. Some stock photo's were used for some plants, along with some of my own. The giant tree roots were created using custom Vue vegetation of which I simply just turned upside down in the scene file to the branches became the roots Artwork made any copyrighted by me. Please do not use, modify or sell my work without my permission
Pandora landscape concepts originally inspired by Avatar
. Some plant formations resemble those seen in the film but were not taken directly from it.