If you've spent the summer lounging on your couch, the stunning nature photos below—spotted by Boing Boing and curated by German photography community EyeEm as part of an ongoing photo competition—might inspire you to ditch the comforts of air conditioning for the great outdoors.

For its fourth annual photo awards contest (which it has billed as the world’s largest), EyeEm enlisted a panel of judges to sift through nearly 600,000 entries and choose 100 finalists. These moderators used EyeEm's phone app—which employs AI software to suggest the top photos from the user's camera roll—to select 20 prize-worthy images from each of the contest's five categories: street photography, portraiture, photojournalism, architecture, and the outdoors.

EyeEm announced the top contenders in late July 2017. In mid-September, these photographs will be exhibited at the 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards in Berlin, where officials will announce category winners and name a Photographer of the Year.

Until then, you can take a virtual hike through some of the world's most stunning natural attractions by checking out the finalists for the outdoors category below:

André Dogbey, courtesy of EyeEm

Anthony Castro, courtesy of EyeEm

Guiga Pirá, courtesy of EyeEm

Iván Ferrero, courtesy of EyeEm

Justin Edward Okoye, courtesy of EyeEm

Linus Strandholm, courtesy of EyeEm

Marc Leppin, courtesy of EyeEm

Masaki Sato, courtesy of EyeEm

Michael Färber, courtesy of EyeEm

Michael Lynch, courtesy of EyeEm

Michael Moeller, courtesy of EyeEm

Michael Schauer, courtesy of EyeEm

Nils Leithold, courtesy of EyeEm

Patrick Lee Yong Choon, courtesy of EyeEm

Simon, courtesy of EyeEm

Stefano Rulli, courtesy of EyeEm

Xiao Han, courtesy of EyeEm

肖益成, courtesy of EyeEm

Zane Jēkabsone, courtesy of EyeEm

Zhang Yang, courtesy of EyeEm

[h/t Boing Boing]