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'Rufous hummingbird', California, USA. Rufous hummingbirds, here seen feeding on nectar at Huntington Beach, California, are just 8cm long but the hyperactive birds migrate across North America, following the blooming of wild flowers. (Susan Gary /Getty Images)

'Rufous hummingbird', California, USA.  Rufous hummingbirds, here seen feeding on nectar at Huntington Beach, California, are just 8cm long but the hyperactive birds migrate across North America, following the blooming of wild flowers. (Susan Gary /Getty Images)

Lonely Planet's most stunning places on Earth

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.