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Six stunning coffee table books to sweep you away

Travel might be off the table, but you can add travel to your coffee table with these stunning photography books that feature collections of incredible photos from sweeping landscapes to city scenes.

Beautiful travel photo books for your coffee table

We may not be able to go out into the world, but there are ways of bringing the world into our homes. Who says that picture books are just for kids? Set one of these beautiful photo books on your coffee table and you'll instantly inject a dose of travel inspiration into your living room. 

From bustling cityscapes and tourist-loved landmarks to soaring cliffs and steaming hot springs – not to mention more than a few adorable animal shots – these photo collections are waiting to sweep you off your feet.

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, and these photos have stories to tell. Turn the page and let yourself get lost.

Yellowstone: A Land of Wild and Wonder

Christopher Cauble

At nearly 9,000 square kilometres, it can be difficult to get anything more detailed than an overview of the world’s oldest national park. In his new book, published by Riverbend, Cauble zooms in on the park’s wildlife and natural beauty. He ably captures Yellowstone’s rugged strength and fragile interdependent connections.

$29.88, amazon.ca

Find Momo Across Europe

Andrew Knapp

From photographer, designer and world traveller Andrew Knapp comes Find Momo Across Europe. The latest in the Find Momo series follows the beloved border collie as he travels through Europe (along with his human, Knapp). Covering 22 countries, Knapps’s photos capture sweeping landscapes, bustling cities and iconic landmarks – and Momo hiding in every picture. Along with 144 pages of “aww”-some Momo photos, Knapp shares dog-friendly highlights and stories from the duo’s travels.

$14.80, amazon.ca

Climbing Rock

Jesse Lynch

In this over-250-page photo book, rock climber Jesse Lynch and photographer Francois Lebeau capture experts taking on some of nature’s most formidable formations. The stunning photos of monolithic landscapes were shot across North America and feature various ascents, both big and small, in every season. Filled with enthralling images of incredible feats, Climbing Rock takes you on a captivating journey, whether you’re an experienced climber yourself or a novice who wants to live vicariously through others (we’ll let you guess which camp we fall in).

$67.50, chapters.indigo.ca

Born to Ice

Paul Nicklen

Ocean conservationist, TED Talks speaker and award-winning photographer Paul Nicklen shares his deep love for the arctic in Born to Ice. Published by teNeues, this captivating photography book features images of breathtaking scenery and close-ups with wildlife, mixed in with Nicklen’s captivating storytelling and a powerful call to action. Having grown up on Baffin Island in a small Inuit settlement, Nicklen has a deep connection to these polar regions that can be felt in every photo.

$162, amazon.ca

Los Angeles

Serge Ramelli

After releasing books on Paris, New York and Venice, French photographer Serge Ramelli’s fourth book with publishing house teNeues takes readers on a visual journey of Los Angeles. Over 80 vibrant photographs, in colour as well as black and white, transport readers to the seductive streets of LA – a city of iconic scenery and stark contrasts. In Los Angeles, Ramelli captures the film industry capital of the world and makes us feel like we’re right there where the magic happens.

$100.95, teneues.com

Depart

Sizoo Brothers and Friends

Depart is a collection of inspiring travel photos by over 40 photographers from across the globe. Selected by Instagram heavyweights the Sizoo Brothers, in collaboration with Mendo Books, Depart transports readers to some of the world’s most captivating destinations through hundreds of colourful photos. It also has practical information on the journeys.

$55.12, amazon.ca

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