20 Awesome Instagram Travel Photographers You Need To Follow
Need some travel inspiration? Follow some of my favorite Instagram travel photographers as they capture beautiful images of people, landscapes, and animals from around the world.
Checking in on my favorite travel Instagramers has become an almost daily routine. They provide me with a little snapshot into their lives. A compact digital postcard from very different parts of the world.
There are plenty of great brand-powered accounts out there too. My favorites include Lonely Planet, GoPro, National Geographic, G Adventures, and Arc’teryx. However for this breakdown I wanted to feature personal ones.
Keep in mind my list here is completely subjective. Some of these accounts are more personality driven, while others create a steady stream of incredible and diverse images.
Check em’ out, and get inspired by some really great travel photos!
Best Instagram Travel Accounts (2014)
Michael Christopher Brown
Michael is a proper photojournalist covering news on assignment in places like China, Libya, the Congo. He produces very powerful images. The portraits he creates are especially impressive.
Not only does Kirsten shoot great photos, her updates are mini blog posts full of information about the area she’s visiting.
Andrew is National Geographic’s digital nomad, wandering the planet sharing stories and images in real time from the road.
I always enjoy Liz’s photo updates as she hikes, flies, and swims her way through Europe, the Middle East, and currently New Zealand.
Brendan van Son
Brendan regularly shares amazing photos from all corners of the world. Watch his feed for people, landscapes, and plenty of animals.
As the reigning Queen of Soup, Jodi captures mouth-watering images of food on her travels. Plus a funny cat or two from time to time.
Foster gave up his desk job to explore North America living from his van and surfing along the way. Plus he shoots some mighty fine images.
Alex In Wanderland
Always on the move, Alex’s Instagram photos will take you to South America, Central America, and Asia as she embarks on new experiences.
Another photojournalist and documentary photographer, Theodore’s incredible images will take you on a journey through remote parts of Central Asia.
The Planet D
Probably my favorite travel personalities online, Dave & Deb share their adventures around the planet with both beautiful images and humor. Their motto is that adventure is for everyone!
The Blonde Abroad
Kiersten’s stream contains fun photos of food and festivals on her frequent travels. All the super sexy bikini shots certainly don’t hurt either!
Trey’s photography is full of vibrant color and some of the world’s most inspiring landscapes. His images from Burning Man are some of my favorites.
Dan & Audrey’s travels through Europe, Asia, and Africa are shared using some fascinating photos on their feed. I always look forward to their updates.
Kate gives you a peek into her travel lifestyle with photos of beaches, sunsets, food, and culture from the many countries she visits.
Gary’s award-winning photography takes you on a virtual tour through some of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites he visits from around the world.
Pause the Moment
Ryan & Liz spend a lot of time in tropical places, sharing images of their exercise routines and daily life in the countries they move to.
Canvas of Light
The detailed and colorful images in Dan’s feed are works of art, with plenty of spectacular sunsets, clouds, and architecture from his travels. Always good stuff here.
Yvonne’s simple, faded shots from her journeys will bring you to pristine beaches around Southeast Asia and through the streets of Germany.
You’ll never get bored browsing JD’s images of landscapes and animals as he explores the planet. His feed is updated often too.
Cole has some of the most beautiful photography on Instagram. Fly around the world with him and get inspired to visit the same places one day.
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Did you enjoy these Instagram accounts? Then check out mine too!
Join me around the world on the search for wild travel adventures! From hitchhiking the United States, swimming with sharks, trekking in Turkey, and more. I’m currently surfing my way through South Africa.
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Do you have any favorite Instagram accounts?