As any traveler knows, Lonely Planet creates awesome travel guide books that inspire people to explore far-flung places all over the world. Who hasn't bought a Lonely Travel book before they took off on their vacation?
In their latest book, Lonely Planet's Beautiful World, they take us on a journey to the planet's most breathtaking places, showing us a collection of images that celebrate the world's most magnificent spectacles like fiery volcano eruptions, wind-sculpted icebergs, and mind-blowing migrations of wildlife.
The 224 page, full-color book contains over 200 images that are meant to inspire readers to see the world like they've never seen it before. Today, courtesy of Lonely Planet, here is a selection of the best images you'll find inside the book. Don't they make you want to pack your bags and go somewhere?
Above: Bryce Canyon National Park Utah
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View of waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Cormorants join Sardine Run action together with cape gannets and common dolphins
Credit: Dmitry Miroshnikov/ Getty Images
Dusk panoramic view of The London Parliament, the Big Ben and the Westminster Bridge viewed from across river Thames
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Buildings in New York City at night, as seen from the Empire State Building
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English Lake District: Lyth Valley
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Red Rock Towers With Sand Patterns At Monument Valley Tribal Park Arizona And Utah Border
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Aurora borealis photographed in the early hours of the morning in Arctic Circle
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Thousands of Lantern float to the sky at Chiangmai
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