Nowadays your mobile phone is your best travel companion. It fits in your pocket, takes great photos and helps you out in difficult situations. To get the best photo you might use a more professional camera and then do some tweaking to the photo afterwards. But there’s only one place we want to put our holiday photos and that’s Instagram.
If you use Instagram to get travel inspiration then you’re in for a treat, we’ve prepared our 10 favourite travel Instagram accounts which we think you should follow right this second.
Chris Buckard @Chrisbuckard
Chris is one of Instagram’s most famous adventure and landscape photographers, as well as an explorer, creative director, speaker and author. He loves to photograph people doing outdoor activities and aims to raise awareness of the importance of respecting nature, preserving wild places around the world.
As the light starts fading in Kalymnos the temperature becomes bearable in the afternoon Sun. Trade-winds pick up, sweat dries and for a very brief moment the climbing looks effortless. . @rannveigaamodt @prana
National Geographic @natgeo
If you don’t follow National Geographic, you should do so right now. If you already love their magazine and website, their Instagram is even more inspirational. Learn to love nature.
Photo by @FransLanting Kanzi is a uniquely talented bonobo. He was born in captivity and learned how to communicate with humans at an early age, mastering a vocabulary of symbols developed by Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh at her research facility. Over a period of 30 years, Kanzi has had many complex conversations with Sue that reveal his emotions and his ability to empathize with others. When I photographed him on assignment for @natgeo, I was struck by his social intelligence. He was totally tuned in to the intentions and emotions of people around him, including me. Along with common chimpanzees, bonobos are our nearest of kin, but we have not exactly treated them like family. In the wild, bonobos, also known as pygmy chimps, only occur in a remote part of the Congo Basin, where they are threatened by civil unrest and the bushmeat trade. I share this image in celebration of World Bonobo Day, February 14. Follow me @FransLanting to learn more about bonobos and to see how closely related we are. @natgeotravel @thephotosociety #Nature #Family #Learning #Language
Photo by @FransLanting Earth and water interact on a grand scale where the Malaspina Glacier slowly grinds past Alaska’s Wrangell Mountains, pushing lines of rocky sediments crushed from the rugged slopes by the pressure and movement of ice. At an altitude of 17,000 feet I shot through an open window of a small plane to get an overview of this gigantic river of ice. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of wild places and wildlife around the world. @natgeotravel @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #Alaska #Glacier #Wrangell #Ice #Mountains #Wild
Murad Osmann @muradosmann
Russian photographer Murad Osmann is one of the most famous travel instagramers. He explores the world with his girlfriend and takes a photo as she leads him around new places. The photos have not only a unique style, but also stand out for their originality and technique.
#followmeto Pura Bratan temple with my love @natalyosmann. Video is finally out – ?CHECK LINK IN BIO? also subscribe to our YouTube channel – YouTube.com/followmetoproject. #следуйзамной в водный храм на озере Братан, Бали. Наше видео наконец-то готово – ? ССЫЛКА В БИО ? Как оно вам?
Trey Ratcliff @treyratcliff
This Instagram account is all colour. It shows some of the most inspiring landscapes and places around the world. In addition to photography, Trey also publishes short videos.
During our photo walk, my friend @photoserge came along and brought his great family. This is his daughter Marine on the famous lock bridge here in Paris. #80Stays #rcmemories #AirNZPhotoContest #InterFlixContest #FlixBus #Partner #80StaysParis
Paris Photo walk pre-party starts very soon at 6 PM – see you out there – any camera from mobile phones to DSLRs are welcome, as are all skill levels! Free event of course! More information with locations etc at https://www.facebook.com/events/1007328909411668/?active_tab=about #80Stays #rcmemories #AirNZPhotoContest #InterFlixContest #FlixBus #Partner
Roman Königshofer @Rawmeyn
This Austrian photographer and videographer posts many beautiful nature landscapes. Fall in Love with the world.
Weekend is close my friends! Head out there and have fun! ? Or organize your next trip! ? Not to Canada though but to Iceland and join @donalboyd and me this summer for our hiking and camping photographic workshop in Þórsmörk – "Thor's Garden" – we are up for unique views of glaciers, massive canyons and forests hidden within the mountains! Dates: July 10-15. Check out the link in my bio for all the info and an application.
You'll find us underwater these days ? Did you know that as infants, we can comfortably hold our breath underwater for more than 40 seconds, more than many adults. We'll instinctively start breast stroking and open our eyes. We only lose this ability when we are taught how to walk. #onebreath
This Instagram account has more than 1,200,000 followers! We are sure that at least a few of these images will leave you speechless, they are all spectacular. This is not a personal blogger or photographer, but is made up of several authors, which translates into more diversity!
Marianne Hope @mariannehope
We love Marianne Hope’s Instagram, a Norwegian photographer based in Holland who loves to travel and share her stories on Instagram. Why do we love it? For the creativity of her photos.
Gary Ardnt @everythingeverywhere
Popular photographer Gary Ardnt cannot be missed off this list! This man left everything to pursue his dream: travel. And he’s been doing it ever since. THe’s already visited over 140 countries, which translates to countless photographs from all corners of the world. Go and check his Instagram for more!
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta. Waterton is directly across the border from Glacier National Park in Montana (yesterday's photo) and they jointly comprise the Waterton Glacier International Peace Park World Heritage Site. #EverythingEverywhere #TLPicks #BBCTravel #LiveTravelChannel #traveldeeper #unesco #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #worldheritagesites #nationalparks #nationalpark #alberta #explorecanada #parkscanada
One of the very first places I visited when I started traveling in 2007 was Easter Island. I flew there from Tahiti and spent the better part of a week there. Even though it rained most of the time for me, I did have one clear day where I was able to go out and see the moai.
Dylan Furst @fursty
For those who enjoy nature and mountain landscapes, this is the account to follow. Some photos are stunning and totally capture the atmosphere of that landscape.
Last night was one to remember. It's been an incredible few days traveling around Iceland teaching a photography workshop, and we're only halfway through. We have a great group of people, and we've already seen some sights that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Im excited for the adventures to come, and to share more photos soon! #icefall17
Have you always been intrigued by the Arctic, the glaciers and the penguins? Then you have to follow this account. you’ll find many spectacular ice landscapes, igloos and adorable seals and penguins.