Instagram is a wonderful source of travel inspiration. It’s a place where you’ll find photographers from all around the world sharing incredible photos. This post is dedicated to showcasing some of the best travel photographers. Consider following or visiting these talented photographers for ideas on where to go for your next trip, or if you just want to see some beautiful pictures.
For more inspiration visit The Best Places in Europe for Travel Photography and Instagram or head to Instagram and Photography Guides for lots more.
So let’s get started. Here are some of the best travel photographers to follow on Instagram.
This account is by the fantastic Stevo and Chanel who are from South Africa and now travel full time. They are incredibly talented and two of the best storytellers we’ve seen (watch their Instagram stories and you’ll agree).
Mike has been all over Europe, Asia and many other places around the world. His images are bright and colourful and he posts city images along with some rural. Follow him on Instagram to see photos from the places he’s been. Mike also runs www.travelanddestinations.com and you can learn more about him in his bio.
Christina is a luxury travel blogger and incredibly nice. She posts beautiful pictures of destinations she’s visited. As well as this she often works and shares images and Stories from hotels that she stays in. These are some of the most incredible and luxurious in the world.
Rich is one of the most unique and talented artists we’ve ever met. He uses paper cutouts to add his own unique perspective of a destination. Visit his Instagram feed and you will certainly see a place you recognize but with Rich’s special twist. You can read more about him in our interview: Interview with creative photographer Rich McCor.
A highly talented photographer Donald showcases some of his best work through Instagram. You’ll find pictures on his feed from Bagan, Mont Saint-Michel, Lofoten Islands and many other places around the world. His style is technical using long exposures and filters. Visit his feed for top travel inspiration.
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A beautiful and serene morning over the pagodas of Bagan. The hot air balloons and mist come together only in the cooler months of winter. . . . . . #travelanddestinations #captureperfection #wonderful_places #travellingthroughtheworld #awesomeearth #passionpassport #lifeofadventure #bbctravel #planetwanderlust #worldnomads #discoverearth #neverstopexploring #earthpix #createexplore #earthofficial #tlpicks #voyaged #living_destinations #roamtheplanet #bevisuallyinspired #earthfocus #nakedplanet #mynikonlife #natgeotravel #asianwanderlust #asia_vacations #nikonasia
Stephen posts some of the best drone and travel images on Instagram. He often uses his partner @devstinations in his photographs to add a creative human element.
Dan has been everywhere and is also a travel writer. Through his Instagram feed you will be able to get ideas on the perfect place for your next vacation. Read more about Dan in our interview: Interview with World Traveller Dan from Danflyingsolo.
You won’t be short of wonderful and creative travel inspiration with Robert King. Check him out on Instagram for more images like below.
Lots of perfect luxury travel images will be found through Danielle’s account. Every destination she posts is stunning and you’ll find places such as Santorini, Mykonos, Sri Lanka, Maldives and many more places you’ll want to add to your bucket list.
One of the most talented photographers in social media Jacob is a must follow. He has been all around the world and often works with some of the biggest brands around. Check him out for incredible travel inspiration.
For some of the most stunning and luxurious destinations, consider following Michelle. Her feed has pictures from the Maldives, Santorini and many other amazing places. She often uses a drone and shares bright exotic images.
Antoine is a frequent traveller and through his Instagram feed you will see beautiful places to visit from all corners of the globe. Follow him on Instagram for images such as Paris, UAE, Morocco, Cuba and Saudi Arabia.
This account features incredible travel and lifestyle type images. They will surely make you want to be there in person. Discover places to visit in Indonesia, India, Eygpt and many more.
Absolutely stunning images is all you will find in this Instagram feed. Julien’s images are technical and beautiful. They include landscapes, cities often taken with his unique perspective. For more images like below check him out.
Robert Jahns is one of the best digital artists to follow on Instagram. Everything he posts is magical and dreamy. Bear in mind his work is a digital artistic creation, so he uses parts of travel destinations and then adapts this for his vision.
Senna is a travel photographer with an excellent style showing the best of each place he visits. Be inspired to visit places in Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, Italy and more.
Another very talented couple, Chris and Danika are often travelling and then share pictures from the places they go. Their feed often contains lifestyle and family type images where they travel with their beautiful little boy. You may want to jump on a plane after seeing the destinations they share.
Kevin is a very talented photographer from the USA. His posts will provide you with lots of inspiration, both of places to visit and of the quality of images to aspire to. Check him out for pictures of Barcelona, Milan, Iceland and more.
Posting some of the most beautiful photographs on Instagram. Daniel Kordan is a must-follow for inspiration. His pictures often contain a dreamy soft look taken in sunrise and sunset and are perfectly edited.
Sage is someone we met whilst on a trip to Thailand and is an outstanding photographer and editor. You’ll find his photographs are creative and dramatic.
James is a super talented photographer and has one of the most beautiful editing styles. Follow him to be highly inspired on places to go.
Lee creates some of the best images of travel destinations. These include places such as Sri Lanka, Laos and South Africa. His images are technical, well-composed and very inspirational. Follow him and be prepared to ignite your wanderlust.
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Urban Nature 2 | Milan 🇮🇹 ————————————- Another addition to the Urban Nature Series, this time from the capital of global fashion and design, Milan. . . . . . #aerialphotography #dronephotography #fromwhereidrone #droneoftheday #skysupply #dronestagram #sky_high_architecture #dronepals #flightography #effectsadventure #droneup #BestVacations #captureperfection #wonderful_places #travellingthroughtheworld #planetwanderlust #worldnomads #discoverearth #neverstopexploring #earthpix #beautifuldestinations #awesome_photographers #bestplacestogo #createexplore #awesomeearth #lifeofadventure #visualambassadors #earthofficial #tlpicks #living_destinations
@globetravelphotography is an account by Tom Franklin de Waart, a pilot based in Hong Kong. He travels all around the world as his job, and also to take photographs. His feed is more landscape and adventure-based and you’ll discover places you’ve never even heard of in his feed, but which will open your eyes to some of the lesser-known places to visit.
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Mount Hallelujah. 5 shot HDR photo of the famous Hallelujah Mountain, taken back in May 2018. #passionpassport #voyaged #travelanddestinations #artofvisuals #earthpix #awesome_earthpix #tourtheplanet #theimaged #globalcapture #nakedplanet #awesomeglobe #ig_color #natgeotravel #wonderful_places #mynikonlife #tlpicks #nikonasia #earthfocus #discoverearth #natureperfection #nikoneurope #traveltheworld #lonelyplanet #stayandwander #nikonnl #unescoworldheritage #earthoutdoors #earthofficial #natgeo #roamtheplanet
Great destination hubs
Hubs are accounts that feature other peoples photographs with credit to the original artist. Here are a few of our favourite Global Instagram hubs.
- travelanddestinations – A hub featuring high-quality images from city to landscape. This is ours.
- beautifuldestinations – One of the largest travel hubs on Instagram featuring different places daily.
- passionpassport – This Instagram hub features images but each image comes with a story.
If you’re not already using Instagram then check out our post on building a following.