16 Amazing Instagram Travel Photographers – Girl Power

Instagram was made for dreaming and therefore it was made for travel. It was in Queensland, Australia last year that we met a bunch of Instagram travel photographers and they really showed us the ropes.

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The Best Instagram Travel Photographers

We had long chats with Top Travel Instagrammer, Garry Norris about photography and he inspired us to spend more time on this social channel. Instagram was our new pet project.

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Cut to a year and a half later, and we’ve since been named as one of the top Travel Instagram Accounts by the likes of Forbes, Yahoo Travel, AOL,Harpers Bazaar, and USA Today. Needless to say, we love Instagram!

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If you are not on Instagram, you should be. It’s the hottest social media stream in travel. If you are looking for some great accounts to get started, check out these very talented and well-travelled ladies!

16 Amazing Instagram Travel Photographers- Girl Power

A couple of months ago, we introduced you to the best Australian Instagrammers in Travel. It was fitting because they were really the first country to really embrace Instagram. Well, this month we want to introduce you to our favourite women Instagram travel photographers. As a woman, I love celebrating talent and success in the field of photography. The ladies are leading the pack when it comes to Instagram and here are our favourite Travel Instagram Photographers celebrating Girl Power. I really love these accounts they are all so unique, filled with beauty, inspiration and incredible photography. So get over to Instagram and follow them now!

Kirsten Alana

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Kirsten Alana was the first real travel Instagram photographer we got to know. We had the pleasure of traveling with her quite a bit and picking her brain. She has always been so generous with her knowledge and she’s hugely talented. She’s been on countless Top10 Travel Instagram lists and it’s well deserved. I love following along to see what she and her man @dante8 are up to and reading here well crafted captions to go with her fantastic photographs.

Lax2Nrt

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We met Jen in Egypt and were totally blown away by her photography skills. She is a master at iPhone photography. So much so that her Instagram photography is featured in Apple’s World Gallery #shotoniPhone6

Miss Jetsetter

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I have no idea how we discovered Miss Jetsetter, but I’m glad we did. I love her pastel hues in her photography. She is always somewhere exciting and her photographs will take you away to a far off place. Plus, she’s a great lady, she’s always been so supportive of us.

YoungAdventuress

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We first took notice of Liz while in Queensland Australia. We were doing the same campaign #Room753. However, we never saw each other. She was doing adventures in one spot and we were doing them in another. But we kept up to date on her travels through Queensland through here Instagram photography and we’ve never stopped following. She’s now New Zealand’s premier Instagram photographer and she is always showcasing exciting photographs and adventures to her followers.

LaurenepBath

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What can we say about Lauren. She’s the world’s most famous Instagram Travel Photographer and has amassed a huge following. We’ve met her now in both Canada and Australia and she’s as fun in real life as she is at taking amazing photographs. She is constantly crisscrossing the globe sharing a diverse range of photographs.

Chrysti

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We just met Chrysti in South Dakota and had an amazing time with this gal. She was one of the first travel photographers on Instagram and has been going strong ever since. If you are wondering why you haven’t heard of her yet, well, health issues forced her to take a year off but she is coming back with gusto and showcasing her beautiful iPhone photography to the world.

The Blonde Abroad

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I really enjoy Kiersten’s Instagram feed. She mixes fashion with travel in the most exotic locations. Plus she’s gorgeous. (I can say that, I’m a lady) Her photos always put a smile on my face as she really showcases what it is like to love life and live it to the fullest. I’m always transported somewhere to paradise.

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What I love about Jodi’s account is how diverse it is. She isn’t afraid to post something out of the ordinary. LegalNomads main focus is food travel, but her photographs show the fun and excitement that travel brings. When you follow LegalNomads you are treated to a window into Jodi’s very exciting life!

Jewelszee

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We discovered Jewelszee when we discovered the other amazing Australian Instagram travel photographers. We have yet to meet her in person, but she already feels like a friend. She is supportive and generous. We are small potatoes compared to her, but she regularly visits our account to say hello and give our photographs a like. Like many of the other women in this list, her photographs are diverse displaying a range of photography skills.

StephBeTravel

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I love Steph Be’s Intagram photography feed. She’s a master at citysapes, but then as you scroll through her photographs, you see that she’s a master at everything. I love her beach shots, fun people shots, selfies and landscapes. It is a feed that makes you want to travel.

AdventurousKate

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Kate is a power player in the travel blogging world and is going strong on Instagram too! She is constantly travelling and her feed really shows off the places that she visits. I love the blend of photographs that she shares. It’s a mix of landscape, cities, food, portraits and art. It’s so much fun to follow along and see what Kate is up to each day.

A Lady in London

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Don’t let the name fool you. A Lady in London has been to more than 100 countries! Her colourful photographs create a mosaic of sunsets, flowers and luxury living. Named top Instagram in travel by the likes of Esquire & Harper’s Bazaar she also posts for one of our other favourite Instagram Travel Accounts, BBC_Travel.

Inside Travel Lab

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Inside the Travel Lab was the very first person we followed in Instagram. Abi has a real eclectic stream of Instagram photographs and I love it! She’s always finding the interesting perspectives and angles and captures exactly what she feels like. There isn’t an agenda in her photographs, it’s a stream of her varied and fun travels.

Rikerama

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Rikerama is my kind of Instagram style. Rich hues of travelling the world. Lately she’s done some excellent portraits. She’s another talent coming out of Australia but her feed will take you around the world.

Ottsworld

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Sherry Ott is an excellent photographer that doesn’t get enough recognition in my humble opinion. Each week on her travel blog, Ottsworld, she highlights the best of Instagram and her Instagram stream is filled with amazing world travels. She doesn’t have one specific style, she has many. Sometimes her shots are saturated, sometimes they’re simple and other times she’ll post a still life and then she’ll freeze a moment in time. I love seeing what moments Sherry chooses to freeze in time.

WildJunket

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Nellie is always doing an amazing adventure and her Instagram travel feed proves it. Be it on safari in Africa, jumping out of a plane or trekking in Bhutan, Nellie does it all. Her photography captures each event beautifully. I really love the colours of her feed. They just pop as much as the adventure jumps off the page!

So there you have it! Our favourite female Instagram travel photographers. Do you have a favourite Instagrammer that you follow? We’re always looking for great photographs that transport us to another place, leave your suggestion in the comments and if we love them too, we’ll add them in!

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About The Planet D

Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil are the owners and founders of The Planet D. After traveling to 115 countries, on all 7 continents over the past 13 years they have become one of the foremost experts in travel. Being recognized as top travel bloggers and influencers by the likes of Forbes Magazine, the Society of American Travel Writers and USA Today has allowed them to become leaders in their field.

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38 thoughts on “16 Amazing Instagram Travel Photographers – Girl Power”

  1. Hey guys, I really loved reading this post. I have some awesome new fellow travel lovers to follow! Thank you so much for sharing! I also read your post about best IPhone editing apps & I learned so much from that! I would love if you guys could check out my Instagram account to see if I qualify to be amongst this group of travel photographers! My handle is @inspiredpassort
    Thank you!
    ~Toya

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  2. This is a great list! It’s nice to see some of my favourite Aussie accounts on there. You guys should be on that list too!! 🙂
    @lizs_b on Instagram.

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  3. These are wonderful and so inspiring! The Simple Sol is doing some amazing photography on her Instagram and her blog. Thesimplesol.com

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  4. All the above travelling photography are superb but i like pic shared by “Ottsworld”. I want to ask that if you can some travel photography from India. If you have then please share it.

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    • We’ve travelled India in the past but not recently. If you go through our feed you will definitely find photographs from there and we have articles about your country here too!

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  5. Nice collection of photographers! What a coincidence that today a Guy from IBM who left his job and is popular on instagram is featured on many websites! Before minutes read that article and here it is another nice collection 🙂

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  6. I’ve been working on my new site ( and buried in it) after being so inspired by you two. I was pleasantly surprised to see this pop up on Facebook lats night! I SO appreciate the shout-out – and discovering some new-to-me amazing feeds!

    Meeting y’all was one of the highlights of our trip – and I’ll always treasure it!

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    • It was definitely a highlight of my trip meeting you and Carl as well Chrysti. I loved joining you two in the truck! I can’t wait to see your new website up and running and to see you back in action taking amazing photographs and sharing your art and writing. All the best to you and hopefully we’ll see you soon!

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  7. What a fun surprise – thanks guys for including me! I can hardly believe how many followers some of these wonderful photographers have…it’s impressive – fun to be included in such a great group!
    It’s funny – I have been trying to convince people to write a post like this – and then of course the people I didn’t bug about it did it! Totally grateful! Miss you both!

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    • You see, great minds think alike! We don’t do a lot of round up posts like this. Inevitably somebody amazing gets left out, but as we talked about Instagram and just came off an Instagram focused trip, it was on our mind. We wanted to do something different and share our favourites with people. You are so right, some of these women have huge followings. What I love about them is that they are all humble and kind while being incredibly successful. Go ladies!

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  8. Oh goodness! Thank you so very much for including me. I’ve been such a huge fan of your work, so this is certainly an honor! Thank you again ?????? Can’t wait til we cross paths somewhere on this beautiful earth.????

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    • You are fans of us? We’re fans of you! I remember when we first connected on Instagram and I asked how do you get such great engagement? Do you remember that? I know first and foremost it’s because of your beautiful photography, but you also have a way of connecting with your followers. That’s so important. I’ve watched many amazing photographers post gorgeous photos, but they can’t seem to connect with their fans, it’s a gift that you have. You’ve always been so open and supportive with us, we’re honoured to feature you and introduce you to our readers.

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    • Thanks for the comment and thank you for posting great photographs. We haven’t met yet, but between your shares on StumbleUpon and your Instagram feed, I feel like I know you. Looking forward to see where you go next!

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  9. Oh. My.

    I clicked on this link to learn how to learn from the best. I scrolled down. I looked at the photos, I looked at the numbers. I have to admit, I started to feel like this kind of thing was beyond my abilities.

    Then – blow my eyebrows – as a beloved UK sitcom would say – MY NAME WAS ON THE LIST!

    How did this happen?

    Honestly, I have no idea.

    But, thank you for the enormous boost from being on the list and for the compliment (though I should probably apologise) of being the first person you followed.

    In a strange quirk of fate that I’m sure you don’t remember…Years ago, I found your write up of via ferrata in southern France. I mentioned I was nervous about my upcoming trip, you said I’d be fine.

    I went on to climb not only a practice route in Austria but the “original” route in Italy too.

    Never forgot your words, they encouraged me, and you were right.

    Thanks again – cheers, Abi

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    • Thanks for sharing such fun and inspiring photos Kiersten. I really love the way you integrate your fashion into your photos too.

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  10. Thanks so much for including me on your list with your kind words. (Also impressed that you took the screengrabs from today! Nobody ever does that in Instagram round-ups!)

    This past March I gave the keynote at the Women in Travel Summit, focusing on gender inequality in the travel blogging industry. One of my topics was about how women are often overlooked in travel photography, especially women of color. So it makes me very happy to see you curating a list of female travel photographers and including some women of color on the list. Thank you for that. 🙂

    It’s a tough subject to broach. Just days after my talk, a prominent blog did a featured list of travel photographers and it was entirely men. I pointed this out and the blogger responded that these were his favorite photographers and he didn’t think that he had to fulfill a quota of women if he was talking about his genuine favorites.

    And while I do understand why he felt this way, I think it’s important to be cognizant of the content you’re consuming. Be critical of your own taste. If you’re not following female photographers, start following some! If you’re not reading blogs by people of color, start reading some! If you’re not reading fiction by LGBT authors, why not start searching for some on Goodreads?

    This list will help people broaden their horizons when it comes to travel photography, and I’m really happy about that.

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    • Thanks Kate. Yeah, I had something else I was going to post today and then changed my mind so I went through everyone’s accounts and took screen grabs from today since the post moved. If it was going up next week like I orignally planned, I probably would have been a week behind in my screen grabs:-) It’s nice to keep it up do date thought and I’m glad you noticed.
      I think women are really making a mark in photography, especially in Instagram. Dave and I were talking about how so many of our favourite Instagrammers are women. That’s what sparked this post. The people we follow with the some of the biggest numbers are the ladies, like Izkiz who has more than two million followers! I didn’t include her in this post because she tends to showcase other people’s photos these days. It’s only every once in a while I see her own shots in her feed, but she’s a heavy player in photography and it is a fun feed. It also focuses more on DeluxeFX so it’s not necessarily travel.
      Great point about being aware. I have to admit, I didn’t think about the colour of skin of the photographers, I was just brainstorming what photographs and Instagram accounts I like. I wasn’t about numbers either, Dave and I discussed who we love seeing in our feed. Everyone in this list is unique and talented, and most importantly, they transport us to a destination through there photographs. I think that’s important for travel photography – to make the viewer want to visit that destination.
      There are women we follow with bigger numbers and while their photos are superb, they don’t make us want to travel or even focus on travel. They are a different type of Instagram photographer. Like fashion, lifestyle or artistic. They’re not travel so they’re not on this list of ours. We really thought this through in the sense that we wanted to showcase female travel instagrammers, but you are so right, in today’s world, we need to be sensitive of everything.
      Equality in this world should be at the forefront of all our minds. I know I want to live in a world where everyone is treated equal and keeping the conversation going is important. I’m glad that we are naturally diverse in what we read and follow, but I think we can all definitely do better.
      Thanks for sharing your wise words.

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  11. Thanks so much for including me on this list! I’m in such great company and it’s always fun to find new travel instagrammers to follow… you’ve introduced me to a few!!!

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    • Thanks for the reply Jen, we have always loved your photographs and glad we could introduce you to a few. I remember you speaking about iPhone and Instagram photography in Egypt and I was inspired and listened to every single word. It started our learning about iPhone photography.

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