You probably don't need to know this any more but I prefer this one because 1) the colours are more 'lush nature' and inviting in the gold and green. (The other picture has a tiny bit of a post-apocalyptic or war-torn look, sort of hard and grimy, while this one is softened with age but very alive.) 2) I don't really like seeing the person in the other picture. 3) This one feels light it is being lit from the front (from where we are looking) and the other feels like it is lit from behind, casting everything into shadow. I prefer light, so I like this one better.
Anyway, that's just my personal taste, not a judgement of artistic merit. I like bright and lush and inviting.
I prefer this version, more colorful! But in the other shot, I like the girl whose in the middle. If she did not appear, I think the impact wouldn't be the same. (Sorry for my bad english, I have difficulties to express myself)