8 of the Best Travel and Adventure Photographer Accounts to Follow on Instagram
By: The Nixplay Team
Even the most dedicated of travelers among us aren’t often able to jet off to wherever our hearts desire on a moment’s notice.
Luckily for us, there’s Instagram. As you might expect, travel and adventure photographers have taken to Instagram like ducks to water – and that means the rest of us can take a vicarious vacation just by scrolling through their accounts.
Whether you’re more of a lounging-by-the-infinity-pool traveler or the rough-and-rugged adventurer, you’ll find plenty to love in these travel photographers’ Instagram accounts.
If you’re an urbanite at heart, you’ll love Sam Horine’s work. Horine is a New York-based photographer who focuses on images of the big city, be it New York or elsewhere. Interestingly, he’s also got a beautiful collection of urban nature photos, which pop up from time to time. We especially love the creative ways he uses focus in some of his shots.
The photos on Bhattacharya’s Instagram account belie the name – looking at his shots of German castles, Australian beaches, and Venetian canals, you’d never think there was anything “budget” about these trips. Bhattacharya has been voted the UK Travel Blogger of the Year and is a featured Instagrammer for Harper’s Bazaar, La Repubblica, and Cosmopolitan.
A Lady in London
The “lady” of A Lady in London is a San Franciscan native living in London, and she’s a professional travel blogger. You can tell, too – her images are polished and accompanied by informative, well-written captions. A Lady in London posts extensively about London, of course, but she also travels all over the world – so far, to 102 countries.
Osmann is a Russian photographer who created a travel series #FollowMeTo, featuring photos of his wife, Natalia Zakharova, leading him by the hand to beautiful sites around the globe. The series went viral in 2012, and Osmann has continued posting #FollowMeTo images since then. They’re unique, inspiring, and will give you a real sense of wanderlust.
#followmeto Amer Fort Jaipur with @natalyosmann. I wonder who visited India from our followers? What is your favorite place there?…………………… 🇷🇺#следуйзамной к фортам Джайпура. Интересно кто из наших подписчиков был в Индии? Какое ваше любимое место? 🇷🇺 #IndiaInstameet @beautifuldestinations @mohitrai @abujanisandeepkhosla @amrapalijewels @theluxurycollection @itchotels
Dave and Deb of the PlanetD
This married couple is all about adventure travel – they’ve been to places like the Mt. Everest basecamp and Easter Island, and kayaks, bicycles, and climbing gear pop up pretty regularly in their feed. If you’re a fan of their Instagram account, you’ll probably want to check out their website too, as it’s got tons of extensive blog posts, travel guides, and more.
Kayaking through icebergs in Antarctica. ———- As the snow began to fall we jumped in our kayaks to explore the many icebergs around us. This was one of my favourite days in Antarctica. We really felt like we were one with nature as we paddled through brash ice and had snow falling on our face. Truly an experience I will never forget. ——— #antarctica
Burkard is a photographer, speaker, and author whose photos exemplify the idea of untamed landscapes. A scroll through his feed will show you massive mountains, choppy seas, and remote valleys – it may just inspire you to hit the road yourself.
If you know this road, then you know Betty. The only inhabitant that lives in this remote bay for the entire year. I have met many people in my life who claim to want a life of isolation. But met very few who actually live it. For 4-6 months this road becomes impassible. Providing access only to snowmobiles and the rare skier that makes the long trek over the pass. We asked her earnestly, “how do you pass the time in those long Winters by yourself?” She simply said I look out my windows and watch the northern lights. If you meet her don’t be afraid to give her a hello 👋🏼 or even a hug & maybe even help her tend to the sheep or farm. I haven’t met a kinder person who is more in touch with nature.
For a fun mix of glamorous travel shots and more rugged adventure pics, check out Jones’ Hippie in Heels account. Jones is an American living in Goa, India, and many of her images are of the beauty and diversity of the sub-continent. She also offers travel guides and interviews with other travel bloggers on her website, hippie-inheels.com.
The Travelling Light
Katie McKnoulty of The Travelling Light is a freelance marketing and branding consultant who travels the world from her home base in Kerala, India. McKnoulty’s feed will offer a dose of inspiration especially for anyone who works remotely, as she posts frequently about coworking spaces in exotic locales and working on the road.
If you’ve got your own amazing travel pictures to share, remember that you can always upload them to your Nixplay WiFi cloud frame like the Nixplay Iris straight from your Instagram feed! And for more on how to capture your globetrotting adventures, read our post “Expert Tips for Photographing Your Next Outdoor Adventure.”
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