Are you planning to travel somewhere this summer? Don’t forget to share your adventures with friends on Instagram and then turn all the happy memories into a beautiful hardbound photo book! For your inspiration, we compiled a list of travel photographers on Instagram: follow their example and come back from your vacations with stunning pictures and incredible memories!
Photographers and athletes, journalists and businessmen, doctors and scientists – all these people have something in common – they are passionate about traveling. But unlike others, these people decided to follow their dreams, hit the road and change their lives forever. As they travel, thousands of people follow their adventures on Instagram. We completed the list of the most interesting travel Instagrammers whom you should start following immediately!
It all started in 2008, when Dave and Deb who have been married for 20 years and have always lived quite an ordinary life, decided to step out of their comfort zone, follow their passion and hit the road. Leaving behind everything they knew, this thrillseeking couple has traveled to more than 100 countries on 7 continents. Cycling through Africa, climbing mountain peaks, exploring the most exotic places in the world, the couple keeps on inspiring their followers with a simple motto – adventure is for everyone: “we believe that you don’t have to be an uber-athlete, adrenaline junkie or a part of the ultra rich to be an adventurer! All you need is the desire to achieve something more.”
An Instagram of a young girl who got fed up with corporate life and ditched her career in finance in order to travel the world and inspire millennials to follow their dreams. Kiersten has been on the road for 5 years, visited more than 50 different countries on 5 continents, and she is not planning to stop anytime soon. Her bright and colorful Instagram will make you want to stop doing whatever you are doing immediately and set off on the adventure of your lifetime. You were warned.
Instagram of National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey is a must-follow for everyone who appreciates beautiful pictures and wants to know more about other countries. Aaron’s main occupation is to travel and to photograph, and he does an amazing job capturing the atmosphere of exotic places, giving the insights on cultural peculiarities and raising awareness about important issues. He is widely known for his walk across America in 2002: Aaron and his dog Cosmo traveled for 154 days and covered 3,349 miles, documenting the places and people they met along the way.
Some travelers have passports and maps, others have paws and tails. A hybrid of a Siberian husky, Malamute and Arctic Wolf, Loki and his human Kelly love going on epic outdoor adventures together. Kelly believes that “dogs aren’t meant to live out their lives in a backyard or inside a house”, that’s why he decided to travel the world with Loki, turning their life into a chain of unbelievable adventures and incredible challenges. It’s hard to tell who enjoys this lifestyle more – Loki or Kelly – but it doesn’t matter as long as they stay awesome and keep on capturing our hearts with these it’s-just-too-cute photos.
Apart from traveling, Alice loves fitness, fashion, and good food, and her Instagram combines it all. From traveler notes about exotic cultures to fashion tips; from reviews about best foodie locations to inspirational advice on healthy and balanced lifestyle. Alice has a great sense of humor and an eye for beautiful things around her – photos she takes will definitely brighten up your Instagram feed.
Californian photographer Dirk Dallas takes stunning areal pictures of the world around him from a drone and then posts them on Instagram, along with the snaps that fellow drone photographers send him. This Instagram gives and unusual perspective on otherwise common landscapes and proves that bird’s eye view is probably the best view there is. In his blog “From Where I Drone” Dirk offers up best practices when shooting with a drone, tips on his favorite drone gear, and features noteworthy drone videos taken by others.
Réhahn is a French Globe-trotter photographer based in Vietnam, known for his fascinating, soul revealing portraits. Réhahn manages to capture the souls of his models – the quality that every portrait photographer would dream to acquire. There is no magic involved: Réhahn just knows the people he works with. He spends a lot of time to get to know his models, develop a relationship with them, build trust and understanding. Follow Réhahn for stunning heartwarming pictures of people from all over the world who seem so similar, yet are so different.
Join Vanessa, Paul, Abbi, Jackson, Amelie & Ethan on their trip around the world! Their journey started when they actually decided to settle down and buy a house but instead, they pursue their lifetime dreams of traveling the world. These avid explorers have proven that having a family (of six!) doesn’t have to end your travels. Instead, they learned how to live the life on the road with their small passengers, sharing the wisdom on their blog and Instagram. Follow Wanderlust Crew for daily travel inspiration, cute family photos and breathtaking views from all corners of our planet.
Another National Geographic photographer on our list, Jimmy makes you realize how strong a human’s spirit is and how far it can get you. His passion for exploration and challenges has made him one of the world’s most accomplished adventure photographer-filmmakers. He has traveled around the world together with the best athletes, climbers and skiers following them on their most challenging expeditions, climbs, and ski descents. Jimmy’s Instagram will definitely give you chills – if not because of his extreme, on-the-edge lifestyle, then merely out of jealousy.
Our list wouldn’t be complete without a stunning Russian photographer Murad Osmann and his #Followmeto project. He is known for his iconic shots where his wife Natalia Zakharova holds his hand while traveling around the world. He started his “Follow me” series back in 2011 during a vacation to Barcelona when Natalia got annoyed with him taking too many photos and tried to pull Murad away. The photographer snapped a picture of his girlfriend’s back and hand guiding him towards the new adventures. Since then, the couple has traveled the world and discovered hundreds of exotic and iconic landscapes.
The world is full of wonderful places and thrilling opportunities, and some people are brave enough to change their lives and set off on a journey in order to see them all. Instagram accounts of travel photographers help us go on adventures together with them, explore exotic countries, enjoy breathtaking views. How does your Instagram look? Turn it into a beautiful photo book and cherish the incredible memories forever.