Defo on my Christmas list this year!
A field bursting with multicoloured flowers forms a kaleidoscopic pattern from above, fireflies create a flickering river of light among the trees and lush green grass covers impressive rock formations.
A fabulous new coffee table book, National Geographic’s Greatest Landscapes: Stunning Photographs that Inspire and Astonish, displays a breathtaking selection of photographs of the world’s most beautiful locations and showcases some of the most iconic landscapes in the society’s archives.
From stunning landscape scenes in San Francisco, Iceland and Namibia to wildlife shots of colourful fish and polar bears among melting ice, the book takes readers on a spectacular visual journey.
The images, paired with illuminating insights from celebrated photographers, shows our planet in all its majesty through moments frozen in time.
Here, MailOnline Travel reveals a selection of just a few of these stunning pictures.
San Francisco, California: A span of the Golden Gate Bridge peeks above low-hanging morning fog
Pitztal Galcier, Austria: A skier takes flight above an ice cave nearly 10,000 feet high in the Alps
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia: In Deadvlei, a camel thorn tree stands tall underneath a star-studded sky
Carlsbad, California: Multicolored flowers form a kaleidoscopic field pattern
Stirlingshire, Scotland: Snow encrusts this small copice standing tall at the end of a white, wintry field
Iceland: Cold Icelandic waters catch the aurora borealis’s iridescence
Isle of Skye, Scotland: Verdant grasses swathe the land around the tower of rock known as Castle Ewen
Shimotsuma, Japan: Morning fog settles over a field of wildflowers
Inyo National Forest, California: Weathered twisting branches of an ancient bristlecone pine seem to dance
Okayama Prefecture, Japan: Fireflies form blinking rivers of light in a still woodland
Svalbard, Norway: A polar bear steps along Arctic pack ice
Cortes Banks, Pacific Ocean: A sheepshead fish (foreground) and señorita fish swim through a kelp forest
You can purchase this gorgeous Christmas – or any time – gift at National Geographic’s online shop.