The World's Most Beautiful Places In Photos

10/10/2013 07:24 am ET

Lonely Planet has been guiding travelers to destinations across the globe for 40 years.

In celebration of those four decades, the company's travel experts handpicked images of the world's most beautiful places and compiled them into a book, Lonely Planet's Beautiful World.

Check out some of the stunning images from the book below!

plitvice Waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

london Panoramic view of the London Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Bridge

bryce Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

lyth Lyth Valley, Lake District, England

aurora Aurora Borealis at the Arctic Circle

nyc A view of New York City at night from the Empire State Building

lantern Lanterns floating at Chiangmai, Thailand

red rock Red rock towers at Monument Valley Tribal Park, Arizona/Utah

alpine An alpine landscape in the Dolomites Mountains, Italy

dolphins Cormorants, dolphins and cape gannets join in on a sardine run in Eastern Cape, South Africa

hummingbird A hummingbird stops and smells the flowers in Huntington Beach, California

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