Lonely Planet's most stunning places on Earth

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The Aurora Borealis, Kiruna, Sweden. When charged particles, which flow from the sun at 1.4 million km/h, hit the Earth’s magnetic field at the planet’s poles, they create curtains of light. Solar storms heighten the effect. (Antony Spencer/ Getty Images)

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Extraordinary views of magnificent waterfalls, lush parks and deserts have been brought together in 'Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World'. The well-known travel guide is marking its 40th year with a collection of pictures presenting the world's stunning diversity taken by the best photographers. To celebrate its anniversary, Lonely Planet has invited their readers to share their travel photos in order to win the chance of a 17-day trip to Tibet with photographer Richard I'Anson.

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