Travel and photography often go hand in hand. From tourists who snap the Eiffel Tower to wildlife photographers and bloggers illustrating their stories, people have always wanted to capture the world around them. Thanks to social media it has become very easy to share images. Instagram users, for example, can take a photo, instantly edit it and send it out there. Did you know that Instagram has about 200 million active monthly users?
That’s a lot of photos to go through.
I often “quickly want to check Instagram” and then find myself scrolling and scrolling and scrolling… Still, in that never-ending stream of photos there are always some that stand out and after a while I noticed a lot of them coming from the same people.
That’s why I’d like to share 10 of my favorite travel photo sharing Instagram users with you. I hope you enjoy their photography as much as I do.
1. The Planet D
Dave and Deb’s The Planet D is all about adventure travel. On their Instagram account you’ll find amazing landscape photography as well as some cool action shots.
2. Laurence Norah
I didn’t know about Laurence’s blog and photography until I “met” him on Facebook. You never quite know what you’ll find on his Instagram account. He posts photos of people, cities and beaches, sometimes highly edited and sometimes… well, probably also edited but giving them a natural look. You know, like when you do “natural make-up”. Ladies know what I’m talking about. I used the word “know” here too often.
3. The Expert Vagabond
Bring on the action, baby! Surfing, diving, climbing, sliding off of things. There doesn’t seem to be a thing that Matt from The Expert Vagabond doesn’t dare to do. I also love the portraits he makes of the people he meets on his travels.
4. Bram Reusen
I’m pretty sure you don’t know Bram from Travel Experience Live, but I just had to mention him. He’s a fellow Belgian who married an American girl and moved to the States. Oh, and he also posts cool photos on Instagram.
Now, Bram does have a particular style. His photos are often highly edited which makes them look more like paintings instead of just photographs.
5. Crazy in the Rain
Anna Kate from Crazy in the Rain publishes photos that make you want to be right there with her. Especially if you’re a guy, I think, because this girl is pretty hot. And stylish.
Food! Mark from Migrationology focuses on the many foods he tries out during his travel. Do not check him out if you’re on a diet. His photo stream, I mean. (Side note: he’s married, but I guess just checking him out would be okay.)
7. Alex in Wanderland
Alex from Alex in Wanderland has the ability to make a picture look perfect without giving you the impression that she did any work on it. Her stream is very divers and personal. She doesn’t only show the typical travel stuff, she also takes you along when she’s going to a wedding or meeting up with friends.
8. Ken Kaminesky
Vibrant photos of just about anything you can encounter while traveling. Great to scroll through with a cup of tea. Just take your time for Ken’s Instagram account.
9. Trey Ratcliff
I love Trey’s Instagram for the portraits he shares on it. Definitely check out his Burning Man photos. They’re out of this world.
I find Daniel’s Instagram stream hard to describe. There’s a bit of everything and yet he manages to keep me scrolling for more.
Up and coming?
I don’t consider myself a great photographer at all, so I’m not the extra number 11 or the bonus Instagram account… but I do have one! So if you like my updates on here, why not follow me there as well?
Now, over to you: are you Instagram? Maybe you’re following one of these Instagram users already? Which one do you like best?