25 influential travel photographers on Instagram

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Checkout these accounts on Instagram.


Impressive photographers you need to follow.

 

When we started up this website, we could not exist without also creating some social media accounts, Instagram being our absolute favorite one. There are some mighty fine photographers and/or travel bloggers out there, that we are happy to be inspired by. People that make the most amazing pictures, on the most impressive places on this beautiful planet of ours. Below is a list of 25 well known, but also very qualified photographers. Checkout their accounts, and let us know if you were just as inspired by them as we have been.

 

Nomadic Matt

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Matt Kepnes, known as Nomadic Matt, is the author of New York Times’ best selling book “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day”. Matt is an adventurer, a nomad, a backpacker, and a great photographer. He runs the famous travel website nomadicmatt.com where you can find thousands of tips on how to travel with a limited budget. I always enjoy reading and scrolling through his website, so be sure to have a look there. Besides this, Matt runs an Instagram, that is worth visiting as well!

instagram.com/nomadicmatt/

 

Lonely Planet

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Probably one of the most known accounts among backpackers: the makers of the travel guides and thé website for expert advice, travel tips, destination information and inspiration. Visit their website www.lonelyplanet.com whenever you are planning a trip, but make the effort to have a look at theri amazing account on Instagram!

instagram.com/lonelyplanet

 

Expert Vagabond

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Do you love epic landscapes & adventure photography? Yes? Then you will love the account of Matthew Karsten! He also runs a popular adventure travel blog featuring inspirational stories, photography, and tips from around the world. He has been a professional travel photographer for the past 6 years, sharing crazy adventures like hitchhiking across the United States, scuba diving with sharks, trekking in Afghanistan, chasing the northern lights, and more. Follow Matthew Karsten on his wild adventures and visit expertvagabond.com or visit his Instagram:

instagram.com/expertvagabond

 

Ever Changing Horizon

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Quin Schrock is an adventure and lifestyle photographer based out of Southern California and Oahu. As a kid, Quin spent his free time outside surfing, skating, and pushing the limit on acceptable back flip locations. That sense of wonder and freedom that Quin got from nature as a child never went away, and there is still nothing he would rather do than play outside. Quin likes to photograph remote landscapes, and is also good at capturing skies full of stars. Go checkout his website everchanginghorizon.com and visit his account on Instagram:

instagram.com/everchanginghorizon

 

Kirsten Alana

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Kirsten explains on her website kirstenalana.com that she is first and foremost a photographer. She hasn’t been to many countries where she couldn’t find a reason to enjoy. As a a lover of culture and adventure, she’s always looking to know more. Her mothers parents emigrated to the United States from Sweden and Finland to settle the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  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. Have a look yourself:

instagram.com/kirstenalana

 

National Geographic

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Famous since ages, a world leader in geography, cartography and exploration. If you love nature and travelling, you’ll love their pictures for sure, no need to say more! Explore National Geographic.

instagram.com/natgeo

 

Lauren Bath

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Lauren Bath was born and raised on the Gold Coast Australia, and specializes in putting together her own Instagram campaigns, drawing on her extensive knowledge of influencers and marketing. She is known as Australia’s first professional Instagrammer, although Lauren was throughout most of her life a chef, until she got bored with it and changed into a photographer sharing her captures on Instagram and her website laurenbath.com.

instagram.com/laurenepbath

 

Be My Travel Muse

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Kristin Addis is a former investment banker who got fed up with corporate life. She’s a solo female traveler who has been traveling consecutively for two years. She runs a travel blog where she shares packing tips, compelling reads and country guides. Checkout her blog bemytravelmuse.com and her Instagram-feed!

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Everything Everywhere

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Gary Arndt was 3x North American Travel Photographer of the Year, and traveled to over 120 countries and all 7 continents. No need to say his pictures are amazing! If you are thinking of taking a course to become a better travel photographer yourself, you should check out his site travelphotographyacademy.com! Meanwhile, check out his pictures here:

instagram.com/everythingeverywhere

 

Chris Burkard

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Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. He’s also a movie maker, so do make the time to watch the trailer of his upcoming work of art: underanarcticsky.com

instagram.com/chrisburkard


 

Daniel Kordan

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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.

instagram.com/danielkordan

 

Travis Burke

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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.

instagram.com/travisburkephotography

 

In A Faraway Land

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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.

instagram.com/InFarAwayLand

 

Chelsea Kauai

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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.

instagram.com/chelseakauai

 

El Jackson

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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.

instagram.com/eljackson

 

Young Adventuress

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

instagram.com/youngadventuress

 

The Planet D

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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.

instagram.com/theplanetd

 

Le Backpacker

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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.

instagram.com/lebackpacker

 

Girl Eat World

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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.

instagram.com/girleatworld

 

EmiToms

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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.

instagram.com/emitoms

 

Adventures Of Lil Nicki

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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!

instagram.com/adventuresoflilnicki

 

Tiff Penguin

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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.

instagram.com/tiffpenguin

 

The Blonde Abroad

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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!

instagram.com/theblondeabroad

 

Fun For Louis

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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.

instagram.com/FunForLouis

 

Wanderlustvlog

We are not going to claim we should be in the middle of this list, so that’s why we put ourselves all the way to the back. But we are ambitious, and we’ll promise you to bring you better and better pictures during our next travels. Have a look at some of our own shots:

instagram.com/wanderlustvlog

 

ENJOY ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL ACCOUNTS, AND THE THOUSANDS OF PICTURES INVOLVED. LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW WHICH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER(S) IS YOUR FAVORITE!

 

Source: expertvagabond.com

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Dolf Van Sprengel

chief executive wanderer

Dolf Van Sprengel is born and raised in Antwerp, and loves to travel to discover new cultures. Dolf loves nature and religion, amongst many other things. Since 2017 Dolf is the administrator of WANDERLUSTVLOG.

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