In pictures: Jaw-dropping finalists competing for 'World's Best Landscape Photo 2019'

With jaw-dropping vistas, stunning panoramas and nature at its most intoxicating, it’s not hard to see why these images were selected as the best landscape pictures in the world in 2019.

Judges whittled down 25,000 entrants to just 50 finalists for ‘The World's Best Photos of #Landscape2019' competition.

Entries in the Agora competition included a picture from @anhtrungqng, which featured a ferryman pushing his empty boat to fetch passengers to take across the largest freshwater lake in Da Lat, Vietnam.

Another picture from finalist @djollebate showed a stunning snapshot of Perucac Lake in Tara National Park, Serbia.

He managed to take the beautiful image while carrying his three-year-old daughter through an area that was home to several bears.

He said: "I want to show to the world that Serbia is an incredibly beautiful small country with a lot of spots like this one.

The father added: "While I waited for the right moment to take a photo because it was cloudy and light was bad, suddenly I saw this beautiful ray of light just at the right place..."

Other pictures include beautiful castles in France and the cosmic clouds over an active volcano.

While there were seven entries from the UK, none of them managed to make the final 50.

The images will now be voted for via the Agora app and a winner of the $1,000 (£776) prize will be selected later this week.

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'Mount Taranaki, New Zealand' by @superthijs shows Mount Taranaki in New Zeland reflected in a lake.
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'The ascent' by @joncleave shows a person standing on Pulpit Rock, Preikestolen, Norway.
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'Morning Arrival | Sri Lanka' by @leemumford8 shows a train going over the iconic 9 arch bridge in Sri Lanka at sunrise.
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'Phenomenal colours of Bali' by @thedronelad show the famous rice terrace in Bali.
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'Sand dunes in Namibia' by @joeshelly shows See sand dunes in Namibia, home to some of the world's largest dunes.
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'Off Road' by @thecrowface shows a road in Germany winding through snow covered trees.
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'Our planet' by @froirivera shows a vegtabe farm near the Benguet mountains in Northern Philippines.
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'Orange Bled' by @saavedraphotography shows a panorama of the Bled Lake in Slovenia
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'Lost in the maze' by @emxpi shows a maze with a spot of red from an umbrella.
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'In the thunderstorm' by @dean_nguyen shows lightning over the coral reefs of Hon Yen island Vietnam.
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'Horseshoe bend, USA' by @zwemarntun shows a horseshoe-shaped section of the Colorado river in the USA.
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'Hoops in the woods' by @i.ride.to.drone shows basketball courts in the middle of the forest in the city-state of Singapore.
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'Fiery night landscape' by @oliviervandeginste shows a volcano eruption in Iceland.
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'Cosmic Clouds' by @donaldhyip shows an eerie shot of Mt Bromo, an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia.
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'Best seats in the house, like in the middle of storm' by @panvelvet spectacular sunset over Fenghuang one of Chaina’s most famous old towns.
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'Beauty morning reflection of red sky, with amazing pattern of terrace rice fields in north bengkulu' by @rahmadhimawan shows rice fields and mountains in Kemumu, Indonesia.
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'Autumn in the Dolomites' by @tom.bridges shows Lago di Braies a bright blue mountain lake in the heart of the Dolomite mountains Italy.
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'An oasis in the Utah Desert' by @joelfriend shows evaporation ponds in the middle of the Utah desert USA.
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'A path through the red sea' by @angiolomanetti shows an aerial shot of Salin de Giraud near the city of Arles, southern France.
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'Ijen Blue Crater' by @pokokemoto shows Mount Ijen a quiet, but active volcano located in East Java, Indonesia.
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'Waterfall into the woods' by @daniel_nebreda shows a waterfull in Spain.
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'Vulcan' by @jprphotos shows Mt Bromo an indonesian active volcano that attracts landscape-lovers from all over the world.
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'Tre Cime' by @carlesalonsophotography shows Italy's stunning Dolomite mountains which have been declared a United Nations World Heritage site.
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'Untitled' by @jordisark shows a man in acave in Spain.
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'Tuyen Lam Lake' by @anhtrungqng shows Tuyen Lam Lake.
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