8 Instagram Users to Follow on World Tourism DayIn honor of World Tourism Day, we scoured Instagram and collected some of the most ambitious projects featuring meaningful travel experiences around the world. To serve as inspiration, here are eight accounts from some of the best travel photographers and explorers you should follow. Perhaps these incredible travel shots will give you an extra push to fly to parts unknown! There’s a reason why Hiroaki Fukuda has over 558k Instagram followers and counting: his snaps can only be described as awe-inspiring! This photographer’s strengths lie in capturing incredible moments in time and storytelling. Some photos feature incredible landscapes while others give a unique look into everyday life. Either way, after swiping through his inimitable snapshots, there’s no disputing Fukuda’s talent!
As the owner of Vagabundo Magazine, it’s certainly no surprise that Brendan van Son’s photos make followers eager to fly to a new destination. Nearly 80k followers travel the globe with him via these amazing everyday life and landscape shots. This adventurous travel photographer and writer, also records his escapades on his travelogue, taking his readers along on his fun journeys. With his feed, van Son gives fans a glimpse of some of the globe’s most gorgeous places!
Manhattan-based travel photographer Kirsten Alana has one of the hottest Instagram accounts at the moment, with over 228k fans already subscribed to her feed. She posts some amazing shots of her travels around the globe, and most posts come with an informative description of the places she’s shooting and visiting. You’ll feel as if you were living the travel experience with each blog-worthy caption and captivating image impressively shot with her iPhone!
If people tell you to skip Calgary, don't believe them. For photographers, there's loads to shoot. Including one of the most underrated skylines. For me, the Peace Bridge was a new location. And the sky decided to go all sorts of stupid this sunrise. Definitely didn't disappoint. #explorealberta #Calgary
Theodore Kaye’s stunning photos have been published in renowned publications like The New York Times. His Instagram snaps are so impressive! Taking a glimpse into his account will give you a unique insight into the lives of people living in Southern and Central Asia, in addition to Greater China. This expert has a one-of-a-kind knack for snapping photos of people in their everyday lives and granting his over 23.5k followers a chance to experience a range of cultures!
The opportunity to partner with @amarula_official for this trip to Kenya has already been a dream come true and we only just arrived last night. During our coffee stop in the middle of this morning's expedition, @richardhaubrich of @instagram_sa took this photo of me sipping Amarula & coffee. We had pulled over to the side of the road after spending an hour observing elephants who all have names. Given to them by locals and researchers, including Dr. Paula Kahumbu - our guide, the names are only one aspect that helps me want to protect these gentle giants. When you observe them, you can see how family-oriented they are, how human-like they even are at times. It quite seriously breaks my heart to think that where I see such a beautiful animal who deserves to be protected, others see only a commodity, or an opportunity. More on the elephants themselves in my next post. There's so much more to tell! #Amarula #DontLetThemDisappear #MadeFromAfrica 🐘 #onsafari #kenyasafari #safaristyle
With over 641k followers, Brooke Saward is only in her mid-twenties, yet she’s already visited more countries than most of us reach in a lifetime. Some of her favorite destinations include Russia, Morocco as well as South Africa. She’s a pro at distilling the essence of a locale down into a range of meticulously-selected shots. Whether she’s lounging on a rooftop in the Amalfi Coast or adventuring through bamboo forests in Japan, she always leaves followers wanting more!
Ever dreamt of becoming a pilot? Adam Senatori’s Instagram feed may be the thing to push you! Having flown over 6,200 hours throughout his career, this aerial photographer from Madison, Wisconsin, has snapped some very impressive photos of the world. His account is a series of extraordinary shots that give your average Joe the opportunity to see the globe through the eyes of a pilot. Think the world is an ordinary place? Senatori’s photos will make you think again!
Southern California-based Kyle Miller takes colorful, clean snaps showcasing the true beauty of natural wonder. No inhabitable land, town or city comes even close to conveying the sheer wonder this travel photographer takes in the wild. Follow his Instagram account just as his 21.4k fans do to discover his mastery of finding the best light ever to portray Mother Nature and the relevance of our relationship with her.
Hailing from Australia, Lisa Michele Burns account takes fans to a dreamlike trance with snaps from the world down under in addition to mystical captures from above. She is the editor and founder of The Wandering Lens, travel photography and destination guide. This explorer documents her travels on her account showcasing an array of mesmerizing photos. To learn useful tips and tricks on how to best capture your upcoming adventure visit her website at www.thewanderinglens.com.
At the bottom of the sea, about 15m below the surface lies Museo Atlantico...when diving the museum you follow a path just like in a normal museum and can see statues depicting local traditions and flora of Lanzarote and also art work designed to make you think about society and climate change, with some statues even taking selfies...super cool to see this up close! 💦 @paditv #PADI