20 Awesome Instagram Travel Photographers You Need To Follow

Instagram Travelers

Best Instagram Travel Photographers


Need travel inspiration? Follow my favorite Instagram travel photographers as they capture beautiful images of people, landscapes, and animals 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, 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 Travelers (2015)

Expert Vagabond

Instagram Travel Photographer Matthew Karsten

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Yeah, that’s me! Before I share my favorite Instagram travel photographers, I want to introduce you to my account first. Shameless self-promotion.

Do you love landscapes & adventures around the world?

I’ve been traveling full-time for the past 4 years — doing things like hitchhiking across the United States, diving with sharks in South Africa, trekking in Turkey, hunting aurora in Iceland, and much more.

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Michael Christopher Brown

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Instagram Travel Photographer Michael Christopher Brown


Michael is a proper photojournalist covering news on assignment in places like China, Libya, the Congo for National Geographic. Producing very powerful images, his portraits are especially impressive.

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Kirsten Alana

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Instagram Travel Photographer Kirsten Alana


Not only does Kirsten shoot awesome travel photos, her updates are like mini blog posts full of information about the area she’s visiting.

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Young Adventuress

Travel with Liz on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Liz Carlson


I always enjoy Liz’s photo updates as she hikes, flies, and swims her way through Europe, the Middle East, and currently New Zealand.

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Brendan van Son

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Instagram Travel Photographer Brendan van Son

Brendan regularly shares amazing photos from all corners of the world. Watch his feed for people, landscapes, and plenty of animals.

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Legal Nomads

Travel with Jodi on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Jodi Ettenberg

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.

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Foster Hunting

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Instagram Travel Photographer Foster Hunting

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.

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Alex In Wanderland

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Instagram Travel Photographer Alexandra Baackes

Always on the move, Alex’s Instagram photos will take you to South America, Central America, and Asia as she embarks on new experiences.

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Theodore Kaye

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Instagram Travel Photographer Theodore Kaye

Another photojournalist and documentary photographer, Theodore’s incredible images will take you on a journey through remote parts of Central Asia.

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The Planet D

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Instagram Travel Photographer Dave Bouskill

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!

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The Blonde Abroad

Travel with Kiersten on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Kiersten Rich

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!

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Trey Ratcliff

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Instagram Travel Photographer Trey Ratcliff

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.

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Uncornered Market

Travel with Dan on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Daniel Noll

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.

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Adventurous Kate

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Instagram Travel Photographer Kate McCulley

Kate gives you a peek into her travel lifestyle with photos of beaches, sunsets, food, and culture from the many countries she visits.

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Everything Everywhere

Travel with Gary on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Gary Arndt

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.

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Pause the Moment

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Instagram Travel Photographer Ryan Gargiulo

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.

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Canvas of Light

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Instagram Travel Photographer Daniel Nahabedian

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.

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Just Travelous

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Instagram Travel Photographer Yvonne Zagermann

Yvonne’s simple, faded shots from her journeys will bring you to pristine beaches around Southeast Asia and through the streets of Germany.

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Earth Explorer

Travel with JD on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer JD Andrews

You’ll never get bored browsing JD’s images of landscapes and animals as he explores the planet. His feed is updated often too.

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Cole Rise

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Instagram Travel Photographer Cole Rise

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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I hope you enjoyed my choices for some of the best Instagram travel photographers to follow! Feel free to share your favorites in the comments, and remember to check out my feed: Instagram.com/expertvagabond.

Thanks, and happy travels! ★

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Comments & Questions


  1. Alan Person
    June 26, 2015

    It’s a new Instagram-account i found a few days ago, @ttistolive really creative and high quality images.


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