20 Awesome Instagram Travel Photographers You Need To Follow

Instagram Travelers

Best Instagram Travel Photographers

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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 & diverse travel images from across the planet.

Check em’ out, and get inspired by some amazing travel photos!

Best Instagram Travelers (2015)

Expert Vagabond

Travel with Matt on Instagram

Follow Expert Vagabond on Instagram

@expertvagabond

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

Do you love landscapes & adventures around the world?

Well you’ll love my account! 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 more.


Follow Expert Vagabond On Instagram »


Michael Christopher Brown

Travel with Michael on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Michael Christopher Brown

@michaelchristopherbrown

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.


Follow Michael On Instagram »


Kirsten Alana

Travel with Kirsten on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Kirsten Alana

@kirstenalana

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


Follow Kirsten On Instagram »


Young Adventuress

Travel with Liz on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Liz Carlson

@youngadventuress

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


Follow Liz On Instagram »


Chris Burkard

Travel with Chris on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Chris Burkard

@chrisburkard
Chris is one of the most famous landscape photographers on Instagram.


Follow Chris On Instagram »


Round The World Girl

Travel with Elise on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Elise Sterck

@roundtheworldgirl
Elise’s earliest memories involve being outside exploring the beautiful natural world. This experience has shaped who she is today, and it shines through in her photos.


Follow Elise On Instagram »


Foster Hunting

Travel with Foster on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Foster Hunting

@fosterhunting
Foster gave up his desk job to explore North America living from his van and surfing along the way. He shoots some mighty fine images of his journeys along the way.


Follow Foster On Instagram »


Tiff Penguin

Travel with Tiffany on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Tiffany Nguyen

@tiffpenguin
Tiffany works as a dentist but loves to travel with a camera in her spare time. Her photos are full of colorful adventures in the mountains.


Follow Tiffany On Instagram »


Adventurous Kate

Travel with Kate on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Kate McCulley

@adventurouskate
Kate’s been traveling for as long as me (5 years) and shares images from her fun trips to places like Europe and Southeast Asia.


Follow Kate On Instagram »


The Planet D

Travel with Dave on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Dave Bouskill

@theplanetd
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!


Follow ThePlanetD On Instagram »


The Blonde Abroad

Travel with Kiersten on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Kiersten Rich

@theblondeabroad
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!


Follow Kiersten On Instagram »


Trey Ratcliff

Travel with Trey on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Trey Ratcliff

@treyratcliff
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.


Follow Trey On Instagram »


Uncornered Market

Travel with Dan on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Daniel Noll

@uncornered_market
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.


Follow Dan & Audrey On Instagram »


Everything Everywhere

Travel with Gary on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Gary Arndt

@everythingeverywhere
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.


Follow Gary On Instagram »


Cole Rise

Travel with Cole on Instagram

Instagram Travel Photographer Cole Rise

@colerise
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.


Follow Cole On Instagram »


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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

98 Comments

  1. Jo
    August 24, 2015

    Great List and several to add to my account! Few of my favs:

    @blueskytraveler – She posts great photos and a lot of interesting history about each location – Instagram with a tour guide.

    @worldofwanderlust – Full time traveler. Her account is more inspirational for young girls to travel. She posts lots of fun vlogs also.

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  2. Dorothy Wright
    August 13, 2015

    Follow @cyrilcutinha for #food #travel #iphoneonly

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  3. seb
    August 7, 2015

    Great list, Matt!
    It’s not easy to find accounts which are different with great content.
    I recently started my own travel dedicated account and realized how tough it is to post consistently interesting pictures…

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  4. Cris
    August 2, 2015

    @kryziz

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  5. Michael Gallagher
    July 28, 2015

    Hey Matt! My girlfriend and I travel blog and just really got going 2 months ago! You can find our pages at:

    @OfficialMichaelGallagher (me)
    @_alexinwanderland (her)

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  6. sarah
    July 27, 2015

    you can find me on Instagram @paperinkpassports

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  7. Sundari
    July 21, 2015

    Hi Matthew, please visit mine and tell me what you think..http://instagram.com/nomadinwonderland ☆ All best wishes

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  8. Vikram
    July 7, 2015

    They are all great accounts to follow! I have to thank you for introducing some accounts I did not know about. @pimanetraza and @globalement.voyage are also great travel instagram accounts everyone should check out!

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  9. 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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  10. Sanjeev Shrestha
    June 18, 2015

    Matthew,
    Great post. This is such inspiring. To me, this is true living. I am saving and investing my money to my best so that I can do what you have done.

    Thank you,

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  11. Steph
    June 17, 2015

    @xpletika (:

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  12. deepanshi malik
    May 16, 2015

    mr.Matthew thanks alot !! dis helped me so much i hav learned so much from u seeing your posts and everything ! first i was scared that this travelling dream of mine will not help me in future but you are the inspiration now iam not scared not at all and iam just stick to this dream..mission is to become a traveller and a photographer …thanks alot providing us such a real information..and i pray that u get more and more succes in future …. keep rocking we love u !!! :)

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  13. Kelly
    April 25, 2015

    Awesome list! I am following most of these accounts. I’d like to add three more that I really like @alexstrohl @rawontheroad @keepyoureyesopen

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  14. Dejeanne
    April 21, 2015

    This is a great list. I am following most of these photographers already. The images are very inspiring.
    @dejeanne_photography

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  15. Marissa
    April 17, 2015

    Hi! Are there any Instagrams you would recommend that are specifically traveling Europe? I am living in Spain next year and would love a little daily inspiration of where to travel! Thanks :)

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  16. FollowJodie
    April 16, 2015

    Beautiful pictures

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  17. TravelTall
    April 15, 2015

    I’m traveling the world by bus and boat, I post one awesome picture each day from the road, check it out on Instagram @Traveltall and let me know what you think!

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  18. Christina
    April 8, 2015

    Hi!! I love this article, I follow all of these amazing bloggers :) was hoping you’d give me the opportunity to be featured on your site? @jetsetchristina :)

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  19. Leda
    April 1, 2015

    Thank you for the amazing list you suggest, an amazing inspiration for all the traveller/dreamer. I also trying to post photos of my travels check me out @ledazz

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  20. Shahn bingham
    March 27, 2015

    Hey guys, I’m a travel blogger from Melbourne Australia! im looking for some advise on places to travel in Europe and new followers who are willing to give me some advise on my Instagram.
    My Instagram name is @spiritualtraveller

    Xoxo

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  21. Jimbo
    March 17, 2015

    Wow. I am now following all of these travel grammers! Such inspiring stuff. One not mentioned that is WELL worth a look is @world.in.hd

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  22. Mark
    February 4, 2015

    I absolutely love the pics that @elevatorappdev has – def worth a look

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  23. Myoki
    January 27, 2015

    Follow myoki_in_wanderland to see some of the coolest stories from travels around India!

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  24. Victoria
    January 10, 2015

    Awesome list. Thanks Matt! It’s my mission to get on one of these lists this year :) Instagram is by far my favourite social media.

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  25. Mark Lennie
    January 6, 2015

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

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  26. Tenzing Thinley
    December 26, 2014

    Thanks for sharing. Yours is nice too, I’m following you on Instagram. We are a Tibetan family of 4 traveling globally, you can check us out @thinlet1.

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  27. Anouk
    December 19, 2014

    Hi Matthew, thank a lot for putting together this list. Definitely found some new people to follow!

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  28. Krysta Alexa
    December 16, 2014

    Hey Matthew, thanks for the great post! It is so hard to find the right instagrammers to follow an you got them all in one spot! I’m new to travel photography (just launched my first travel blog) and am so excited to learn more. These photos are so incredibly inspiring, thanks for such a great list of photographers!

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    • Matthew Karsten
      December 18, 2014

      No problem Krysta, glad you found some new travel photographers on Instagram to follow.

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  29. Sharon Zahra
    December 15, 2014

    Follow me @szahra!

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  30. Gaetan
    December 14, 2014

    Since there are lots of recommendation on more people to follow, here is another one on IG : TheLandOfSnows
    This guy has worked 13 years in Tibet and has the most amazing pictures about the Himalayan Kingdom.

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  31. Kryziz
    December 14, 2014

    Mine :D @kryziz

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  32. eM
    December 14, 2014

    Great. But only English
    try from Poland: http://instagram.com/wedrownymotyl
    thanks :)

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  33. ksenija
    December 14, 2014

    Great list, please add Travelista73.

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  34. Marcus Michaels
    December 14, 2014

    Such an awesome list. Thanks for compiling it!

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  35. Lara
    December 14, 2014

    great galleries!
    feel free to follow me and my travel diary on instagram, too:

    laracrump_

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  36. alex
    December 14, 2014

    Great list! You should check out one of my favorites @highsocietyhobo. It’s a newer account but a beautiful feed.

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  37. Richard Colman
    December 14, 2014

    check out my instagram all about travel in a wheelchair and life of an athlete
    @Richcolman84

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  38. Rob Kavalek
    December 13, 2014

    Great sites! I’d love to hear what you think of my IG profile. Thanks!

    Cheers!

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  39. James
    December 7, 2014

    Thanks! Flowed several of these guys! Great pics. Be interested if to hear what you think of my work? @wanderlustaddiction

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  40. Rose
    December 5, 2014

    Great list! I’d add @laflaneusemtl

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  41. Alvaro
    December 1, 2014

    What a great list! Was following some of these accounts already, but some of the new ones are incredible! You are a great source of inspiration, all of you. Check out my travel account @joeredtravel ! Muchas gracias :)

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  42. Hillary Rose
    November 26, 2014

    Great accounts! Check out some of my travels through cities and more wild places @wanderonrose

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  43. barış
    October 31, 2014

    Great list, i have added a few. Thanks

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  44. Alphy Lozada
    October 30, 2014

    Trying to catch up to you guys. Some truly amazing photographs. Hope to run into anyone of you on our journeys.

    Godspeed and safe travels!

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  45. paper boat sailor
    October 29, 2014

    Oh what a treat this is! Instagram is the most wonderful social medium out there. Would love to connect @paper.boats.

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  46. Dorian
    October 19, 2014

    I do a little bit of traveling. Feel free to check out my Instagram gallery.

    Boat_shoe

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  47. Josh H.
    September 30, 2014

    Check out @tallcupofchocolatemilk

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  48. dieter
    September 3, 2014

    Great compilation,

    dont forget @stony89 and @kevinruss

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  49. martin
    August 22, 2014

    great article! follow me @martinferrando !!

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  50. Tom Mansfield
    July 29, 2014

    These are amazing! Check out @wetravelpics also, it’s my favorite insta-travel blog right now.

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  51. clmmbn
    June 17, 2014

    I’m just starting to create one myself @Travel_Ginger

    These accounts are amazing and insipiring, thanks Matt!

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  52. Jessica
    June 5, 2014

    Thanks for this list! Another great one: @missjessrose

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  53. Chris
    June 2, 2014

    I’ve been following GENBCGETSAROUND on Instagram. Her travel photography is breathtaking.

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  54. Cristina
    May 13, 2014

    Some nice accounts here and certainly talented photographers I follow myself, but forgive my honesty, these round up lists that pop up around the net from time to time seem to always list the same groups. It’s really nothing new and perhaps featuring new people could keep things fresh and support a growing set of new, up-and-coming talent. Just my two cents.

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  55. Dan
    May 12, 2014

    Great list! Heaps if inspiration. @luke_della is another good one

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  56. henry
    April 1, 2014

    Also @worldwanderlust is a great one!

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  57. Roger Paige
    March 28, 2014

    Very cool article full of cool people. Thanks Matt.

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  58. Alexandra Baackes
    March 28, 2014

    Thank you for this, there were plenty new ones in here for me… oh, and muchas gracias for including me :-)

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    • Matthew Karsten
      March 29, 2014

      No problem Alex! Love following your adventures on Instagram.

      Reply
  59. Kirsten Alana
    March 22, 2014

    I really thought I’d logged in and thanked you for featuring me, Matt. But belated thanks!! It always means a lot to me when people connect with my Instagram account since that’s my favorite social media channel of them all ;) And it’s always nice to be featured alongside some of my personal favorites (like @WheresAndrew!)

    Hope you’re doing well wherever you are in the world currently!!

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  60. André Phellps
    March 20, 2014

    @visitbrasil on instagram.

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  61. Sam -Travelling King
    March 18, 2014

    Great list Matt! Instagram!

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  62. Nomad is Beautiful
    March 10, 2014

    Cool inspiring list! Thanks a lot for putting this together!

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  63. Brandon Quittem
    March 10, 2014

    a giant pile of inspiration!

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  64. Julie Danes
    March 6, 2014

    Great recommendations. You’re the best, as usual. ;) Cheers!

    Reply
  65. Amber DeGrace
    March 4, 2014

    Great list! Many of my favorites are on here and a few I don’t yet follow.

    Reply
  66. Robin Thicke
    March 1, 2014

    I love @dkelleghan and @grantlegan!

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  67. Angel and Michelle
    February 28, 2014

    Hey Matt, I recently found your blog and inspired me to start blogging about short trips that I’ve done with my girlfriend. Anyway thanks for the inspiration on instagram.

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    • Matthew Karsten
      March 6, 2014

      Great to hear Angel, glad it’s inspired you. That’s my mission!

      Reply
  68. Helen Davies
    February 27, 2014

    Great list! Just been through and followed the ones I hadn’t already! :)

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  69. HippieInHeels
    February 27, 2014

    I follow quite a few of those people, but need to add some more :) great list! My two favorites are Liz and Alex. (PS I i have an instagram @hippieinheelsblog) Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Liz Carlson
    February 26, 2014

    Woot woot thanks for thinking of me Matt :) Some great ones listed on here

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  71. Kiersten Rich
    February 26, 2014

    Thanks for the feature! Not gonna apologize for the occasional bikini shot ;)

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    • Matthew Karsten
      February 27, 2014

      No apology necessary Kiersten. Keep them coming along with all the other great photos! :-)

      Reply
  72. Marie-Eve Vallières
    February 26, 2014

    Such a great list. Of course, there’s one amazing account missing (MINE) but I forgive you :-) I love Kirsten Alana, Daniel Nahabedian as well as Dan & Audrey’s accounts.

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  73. Simon
    February 26, 2014

    great list here, matthew. and a few people I didn’t know and which I added in my list!

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  74. Catia Sinto
    February 25, 2014

    I love @fabioruivo Instagram. His travel photos are always great.

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  75. Tamara Lowe
    February 25, 2014

    Oh, I haven’t seen some of these before. I also love Becki’s (i.e. Backpacker Becki’s photos).

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  76. Sergio Camalich Morales
    February 25, 2014

    Really nice recommendations! I haven’t seen some of these.

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  77. Trusted Traveller
    February 25, 2014

    I am obsessed with Instagram and try to post a snap from my travels every day as well as follow helps of great photographers. I follow most of your list above already but will definately be adding the ones I don’t already. If I had to pick a favourite it would be Brendan van Son and Young Adventuress. Both have incredible photos that inspire me to be a better photographer.

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  78. Susan Shain
    February 25, 2014

    Starting to use Instagram more, and these are some superb recommendations. Thanks, Matthew!

    Reply
  79. Katie
    February 25, 2014

    I actually don’t use instagram but this convinced me that maybe I should :)

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    • Matthew Karsten
      March 8, 2014

      Do it! Great way to pass the time and get inspired to visit a new place.

      Reply
  80. Daniel Nahabedian
    February 25, 2014

    Thanks for the mention Matt :) I’m in good company.

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  81. June
    February 25, 2014

    Beautiful pictures and great inspiration. Thanks!!!

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  82. Michael Hodson
    February 25, 2014

    Really great list Matthew. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you soon.

    Reply
  83. Ryan Gargiulo
    February 25, 2014

    Thanks for the mention Matt! I love reading these types of lists because they always mention a few people I have yet to discover on IG. I’m looking forward to following Michael Christopher Brown, Foster Hunting, etc.

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    • Matthew Karsten
      March 8, 2014

      No problem Ryan. Those two guys give me all kinds of new ideas for shots.

      Reply
  84. Tim & Nat ✈
    February 25, 2014

    Good round up Matthew, of course yours would make our favourites list :)

    Reply

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