National Geo brings out gorgeous new Greatest Landscapes book

Defo on my Christmas list this year!

National Geographic's Greatest Landscapes: Stunning Photographs that Inspire and Astonish showcases some of the most iconic landscapes in the society's archives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Okayama Prefecture, Japan: Fireflies form blinking rivers of light in a still woodland

Svalbard, Norway: A polar bear steps along Arctic pack ice

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

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.

 

 

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