One Planet: The underlying theme uniting the photographs in this book is connection travel's most rewarding and profound gift, encouraging appreciation of the similarities we share in a world of different cultures, experiences, circumstances and environments.
Chosen from the stunning collection of images held in the Lonely Planet Images library, the photographs in this book were selected not only for their beauty and photographic excellence, but also for their sense of capturing a moment in time, a moment that is shared-or at least understood-across the globe.
The photographs capture the essence of being there, in that moment. Their immediacy is inclusive; their energy, edge and sense of fun invite the viewer into the picture to participate in the universal emotions and rituals that connect us all as humans. Above all, the photographs in this book carry one simple message-see it for yourself' It was through this spirit of adventure and action, through independence and self-determination, that Lonely Planet was born.
We hope that the images in this book will inspire you to create your own adventure.