25 Awesome Instagram Travel Photographers You Need To Follow

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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. We all enjoy different kinds of photography. Some of these accounts are more personality driven, while others create a steady stream of incredible & diverse travel images from across the planet.

I update this list with my favorite Instagram travel photographers every year, so it’s always changing.

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

IMPORTANT: There’s no doubt that Instagram has transformed the travel experience. But not all of it has been positive. Please read my follow-up: Is Social Media Ruining Travel?

Best Instagram Travelers (2018)

Expert Vagabond

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@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 epic landscapes & adventure photography?

Then you’ll love my account! I’ve been a professional travel photographer & blogger for the past 7 years — sharing crazy adventures like hitchhiking across the United States, scuba diving with sharks in South Africa, backpacking in Afghanistan, chasing Iceland’s northern lights, and more.

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Ever Changing Horizon

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@EverChangingHorizon

Quin shares adventure photos featuring incredibly colorful places. From mountains to lakes he always manages to capture the most perfect moments. He’s also good at capturing skies full of stars.

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Kirsten Alana

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Instagram Travel Photographer Kirsten Alana

@kirstenalana

Not only does Kirsten shoot awesome travel photos, but her updates are like mini blog posts full of information about the area she’s visiting. I could definitely use some of her storytelling tips.

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Daniel Kordan

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Instagram Travel Photographer Daniel Kordan

@danielkordan

Daniel shoots breathtaking landscape photography from places like Norway, Russia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, and more. I’m always inspired by his feed. He’s surely passionate about ice and frozen things.

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Travis Burke

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Instagram Travel Photographer Travis Burke

@travisburkephotography

Travis is a US based photographer, who together with his girlfriend (below), capture the beauty of national parks: lakes, mountains, beaches and more. If you’re a fan of camping you’ll surely enjoy his account.

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Chelsea Kauai

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Instagram Travel Photographer Chelsea Kauai

@chelseakauai

Chelsea is a definition of an outdoor adventure girl. Although from sunny Hawaii, you can find her camping in the snow, feeding wild squirrels or enjoying the waters of incredible lakes around the US.

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Be My Travel Muse

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Instagram Travel Photographer Kristin Addis

@bemytravelmuse

Kristin is a former investment banker who got fed up with corporate life, and now travels the world seeking off-the-beaten-path adventures. On her account you can see captures from some of the best hikes around the world.

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Chris Burkard

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Instagram Travel Photographer Chris Burkard

@chrisburkard

Chris is one of the most famous surf and adventure photographers on Instagram, featuring remote landscapes and wilderness locations that are far off the beaten path. He seems to frequently enjoy swimming in icy arctic water too…

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Lauren Bath

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Instagram Travel Photographer Lauren Bath

@laurenepbath

Known as Australia’s first professional Instagrammer, Lauren has been capturing beautiful photos of her travels and sharing them for the rest of us. Her shots are both colorful and dreamy.

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Young Adventuress

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Instagram Travel Photographer Liz Carlson

@youngadventuress

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

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Le Backpacker

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Instagram Travel Photographer Johan Lolos

@lebackpacker

Johan is a world explorer with a passion for the outdoors and the wilderness, photographing places like New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. He says that he’s ‘a person who notices beauty in the world’ and it does show in his photos.

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El Jackson

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Instagram Travel Photographer Sam Taipale

@eljackson

Sam is a Finnish photographer who currently resides in Norway, with his wife @hilvees. Through both of their photos you can see a passion for the outdoor adventures as they capture stunning landscapes of Scandinavia and beyond.

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EmiToms

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Instagram Travel Photographer Emily Thomas

@emitoms

Emily will take you for an adventure among the mountains and show you the best sunsets in the US. If you’re a fan of lakes you’ll enjoy her account even more.

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Tiff Penguin

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Instagram Travel Photographer Tiffany Nguyen

@tiffpenguin

Tiffany works as a dentist in California, but loves to travel with a camera in her spare time. Her photos are full of colorful adventures in the mountains, national parks and camping spots. She uses small subjects to better demonstrate the immense scale of natural wonders.

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The Planet D

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Instagram Travel Photographer Dave Bouskill

@theplanetd

Dave & Deb share their adventures around the planet with both beautiful images and humor. Their motto is that adventure is for everyone, at any age. From the arctic to the desert, they travel to photogenic places and are willing to try it all. Kayaking, rock climbing, cycling, and more.

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The Blonde Abroad

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Instagram Travel Photographer Kiersten Rich

@theblondeabroad

Kiersten’s stream contains fun photos of beautiful places and festivals around the world, with a bit of fashion thrown in. I’m always amazed how her outfits seem to match the backdrop of her shots. She’s a scuba diver too!

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In A Faraway Land

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Instagram Travel Photographer Marta Kulesza

@InFarAwayLand

Marta is an outdoor lover, who spends a really long time in each destination, getting to know it well and capturing its beauty in a unique way. She seems to have a particularly fondness for the wilderness of New Zealand, Iceland, and Canada.

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Girl Eat World

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Instagram Travel Photographer Mel

@girleatworld

Imagine the #FollowMeTo photo series with food – this would be Mel’s account. She’s showing her favorite local foods in each destination she visits, creating an incredible photo series that gives you a mix of both delicious food and beautiful backdrops.

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Everything Everywhere

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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 and National Parks he visits from around the world.

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Adventures Of Lil Nicki

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Instagram Travel Photographer Nicole Smoot

@adventuresoflilnicki

Nicole travels more off the path than on the path. She always managed to find beautiful places everywhere and captures them perfectly. She’s just returning from Antarctica so tune in for some penguin shots!

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Fun For Louis

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Instagram Travel Photographer Louis Cole

@FunForLouis

Louis shouldn’t need an introduction. He’s a crazy daily vlogger who also happens to be a great photographer too. His shots are natural, often with friends, showcasing the beauty of spontaneous adventure. He’s constantly going on awesome road trips around the world.

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Brendan Van Son

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Instagram Travel Photographer Brendan Van Son

@BrendanVanSon

Brendan is a Canadian photographer who’s been on the road for a while, it seems he’s always moving. Whether in the city, or out exploring the wilderness, he makes his shots look dreamy and inviting. His photos showcase his love for long-exposure photography.

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Alex Strohl

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Instagram Travel Photographer Alex Strohl

@AlexStrohl

Alex is one of the first photographers I followed on Instagram. His epic landscape and adventure images will inspire you to break out your gear and head into the mountains. He spends a lot of time in each destination, which helps him really capture its magic.

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Anna Everywhere

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Instagram Travel Photographer Anna Everywhere

@Anna.Everywhere

Anna has been exploring the world for over 10 years now, from climbing active volcanoes to touring Europe’s best castles. She’s at home in both the desert and the city, capturing awesome Instagram photos from her diverse experiences to inspire you along the way.

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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 so much, and happy travels! ★

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206 thoughts on “25 Awesome Instagram Travel Photographers You Need To Follow”

  1. I love all those accounts!

    I’ve started my own travel instagram account, and would love some of you to maybe check it out. I’m 19, and traveling is my biggest passion.
    Well, my account is; @mabelletravel
    Thank You!

  2. Awesome list, Matthew! Instagram allows me to live vicariously through other travelers to pass the time until my next adventure. Cheers and thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for a great list! ? If some of you guys would like to check out my traveling Instagram, have a look around @lisacarlijn’s page ;)

  4. Thanks for the list Matt although I does seem slightly ‘USA’ focused though.
    @thejetsets are one of my favourite new travel Instagram accounts, very global and they’re always travelling :) Hope you like them too?

  5. Hey thanks for the post! Maybe someday I’ll be on here. Same goes for a lot of you in the lower comments! Check out my Instagram @RobertRaczyk

  6. Awesome list! I’m going to follow all of the people I don’t already follow! Please check out my Instagram as well:
    @travel_with_david

  7. Awesome instagramers! All followed.
    I’m 20 years old dreamer looking to follow my dream, I’ll start traveling next year actually learning photography.
    Help me to go ahead following me @vinimatosoliv
    I won’t never give up on that

    Follow your dream!

  8. Great compilation! I already follow half of these but you just opened my eyes up to a few more great ones. I keep trying to get mien out there as I have been to 77 countries and counting and want to inspire others as well. @wanderthisway

  9. Really nice list of cool photographers. You can check also @travelbible all I can say about this account is a 20 years old boy living the dream thanks to the money he makes with downhill biking :) but it’s not all about the money it’s a passion.

  10. Great selection Matthew, checking all this awesome works around, Dan & Audrey’s works are my pick favorite for today, so much inspiration going on guys, keep on amazing us ! give it a look and let me know what you think – @fathben

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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)

  14. 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!

  15. 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,

  16. 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 !!! :)

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

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

  19. 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 :)

  20. 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!

  21. 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 :)

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

  28. 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.

  29. 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 :)

  30. 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!

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

  32. 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.

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

  34. 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!!

  35. 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.

  36. 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!

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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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