Industrial landscape: Canada's Tar Sands: _LENZ-TarOilSands-53

At the edge of an 80-meter deep mine, a massive tar sands machine is dwarfed by the surrounding landscape. The mines, machinery, and trucks of the Alberta Tar Sands were the inspiration for Avatar’s Edmonton-born art director’s vision of the mining operation on Pandora.

At the edge of an 80-meter deep mine, a massive tar sands machine is dwarfed by the surrounding landscape. The mines, machinery, and trucks of the Alberta Tar Sands were the inspiration for Avatar’s Edmonton-born art director’s vision of the mining operation on Pandora.