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Top 10 Instagram Travel Photographers

By
Andy Ung
on
May 11, 2017

Ever wonder the best Instagram accounts to follow for travel photography? Look no further. Check out these amazing accounts filled with stunning photos...

Photography Inspires Travel

Each year, we travel to different locations to explore, experience, and create memories that last a lifetime. Looking through the eye of the camera, moments are captured inspiring us and showing us what the world has to offer.

To celebrate & appreciate the incredible power of awesome photography, we've compiled the Top 10 Instagram Travel Photographers. These amazing people are world travelers, explorers, and adventurers that make us want to jump out of bed or our daily grind and see the world. 

They ignite a fire within us to understand cultures, traditions, nature, and give us inspiration to travel around the world through the power of their lens. Follow their Instagram and before you know it, you will be booking your next trip!

Top 10 Travel Photographers

1. Chris Burkard - @chrisburkard

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One of the most famous travel photographers to date, Chris specializes in surf, lifestyle, & landscape photography. He has explored the world capturing images inspiring humans to connect and build a relationship with nature. 

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Photography is not only his specialty. He is also an author of several collections of books and a well-known speaker for national and international workshops. His photos are timeless and have become one of the most recognizable among our generation today. You can check out his website here.

2. Brooke Saward - @worldwanderlust

At 24 years old, Brooke has traveled around the world giving out travel tips, lifestyle tips, motivation, and memorable stories of where she's been. Brooke is an author of two books, “A Year to Myself” and “How to Create a Successful Blog Overnight.” 

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She has also been featured in several magazines including, Elle, US, & Australian National Geographic. With a mixture of landscape, food, culture, & self-portrait photographs, she showcases her life on the road one country at a time. Following the mantra of "do what you love," Brooke traveled solo for 6 months before turning her World of Wanderlust into a business. Now, she blogs and photographs for a living, quickly becoming an icon for travelers! Check out her awesome site here!

3. Johan Lolos - @lebackpacker

Belgian world explorer Johan Lolos, specializes in outdoor photography where he takes amazing shots in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. He is a self-taught photographer who took a year off to explore Australia--not realizing this would become his full-time job. 

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Having the title of most followers in Belgium, he quickly gained fame through his work in New Zealand. His photos been featured in National Geographic, Buzzfeed, and Daily News. His landscape shots are absolutely breathtaking and makes you want to go explore the great outdoors. A man of adventures, the outdoors, and exploration, he is willing to get dirty for the perfect shot.

4. Caitlin Collins – @augustaleighphoto

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U30X Alum and founder of The Glass Passage, Caitlin Collins left her native home of Texas to study photography in Berlin, Germany. Follow her through her life in Europe where she captures the beautiful buildings of each city, portraits of friends and family, and the amazing food she gets to experience. 

The colors she brings out in each photo is a direct expression in how much she loves her job. Her collection of work inspires us to see the world and perceive it with the beauty she captures.

5. Jen Morilla - @thesocialgirltraveler

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After losing her brother unexpectedly, Jen gave up her career as an Accountant Executive in NYC to travel around the world and follow her passion. Now, she has explored 31 different countries in 6 continents. It’s an impressive number considering that she left in February of 2015! 

Jen is the embodiment of quitting your career to pursue your dream and you can follow her journey educating kids, meeting locals, and taking shots of beautiful landscapes.  The cubicle couldn't hold this girl down from her love of travel and exploration and it shows in every photo. Also, check out her awesome site here!

6. Taylor Madison - @thesimplesol

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Another member of the U30X Alumn and founder of The Simple Sol, Taylor Madison went after her dreams of traveling around the world and creating a visual storybook of her travels since 2013. This is her way of giving back to the world, hoping to connect the people with the places she travels. 

Taylor’s luxury lifestyle photos opens the door for couples around the world that want to plan luxury honeymoons. She is the perfect planner if you want to find the best luxury vacation! Why plan it when you have a veteran traveler who lives in luxury?

7. Jason Bach - @photogeniclab

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Jason Bach specializes in Wedding and Portrait Photography but this is no ordinary wedding and portrait photographer. Jason actually travels to take photographs of people around the world. 

Mixing a blend of art & adventure, his photos beg us to go out with our significant other & see the most beautiful places on earth. His work of art cannot go unnoticed...capturing the beauty of humans, the passion between couples, and the adventures we should be experiencing with our loved ones.

8. Melissa Hie - @girleatworld

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Who doesn’t love food? Melissa Hie moved to Singapore in 2009 without knowing anyone. A year later she traveled to Thailand, then Europe, and then...well the rest of the world. 

Melissa's passions are food and travel so she is dedicated to photographing food from some of the coolest places around the world. Each photo evokes a hunger within all of us, instilling motivation to get out into the world and taste its delicious food. And maybe to even get out of your comfort zone and eat a delicacy from each country you visit...like Guinea Pig in Peru! Make sure you check out her awesome website too!

9. Kiersten Rich - @theblondeabroad

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Maybe blondes really do have more fun. Seems like it in this case:  Kiersten Rich left the corporate world of Finance and became a world traveler when she realized she was working on someone else's dreams and not chasing her own.

After leaving it behind, she founded The Blonde Abroad, traveled to 50 different countries, crossed off items from her bucket list, and now volunteers in developing countries. Her photos are fun, bubbly and imaginative through her expression of love for travel and the people she meets along the way. You will always see this woman smile and who can blame her? She is living the dream and having fun along the way.

10. Clint Johnson - @triphackr

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Want to learn more about travel hacking? Clint Johnson has traveled over 100 different countries since the age of 19. Since then, he has managed to hack every trip he has gone to by either flying for free, never paying full price, or making the most out of his travels. 

Travel hacking allows him to experience the world without a full chest of travel credit cards. His photos allow us to see what he gets to experience through his clever use of # hacking and makes you want to learn how so you can see amazing places around the world. Or kiss a Giraffe...whichever you prefer. Check out his site and learn the skills to #travelhack around the world.

Andy Ung
Andy is an Adventure Leader and Photographer. He has backpacked throughout Central America and parts of South America. His passions lies in dancing, fitness, photography, and creating connections with people. 

Edited by:  Miles Demars-Rote

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