The Power of Nature

The natural world is an incredible place. A collage of landscapes, colours, creatures and climates, stretching from the depths of the ocean to the peaks of the great mountain ranges. Unique and unforgettable, natural places feature on travel wish lists the world over – we dream of delving into the Amazon, diving a coral reef, hiking the Himalayas. But these great wildernesses are more than destinations – they are the lifeblood of our planet, playing vital roles in preserving the health of Earth and its people.

Explore nine of the world's most valuable natural places, discover their invisible contributions to our world and learn how you can experience them for yourself. Each week a new location will be unlocked, with a video from BBC Earth's Power of Nature series and a Lonely Planet travel article.