Long gone are the days when you could only get your glimpse of adventure by flicking through the likes of Time, Life or National Geographic magazines.
Today, adventure photography is just a scroll away, and with so many independent photographers documenting their expeditions, Instagram is inundated with dare devil content. We’ve picked out our top adventure Instagram accounts to give you some serious adventure inspo...
This outdoor adventure and lifestyle photographer from the Pacific Northwest may well live in one of the world’s most Insta worthy destinations. Sharing some of the most magnificent dark snow-capped mountains, lakes, nature and wildlife with his 1.2M followers, it’s hard not to want to grab your hiking boots once you’ve checked out his account.
Pro skier? Check. Writer? Check. Photographer? Check. Fire-fighter? Check. Adventurer? Check. Bad ass biker? Check. Talented musician? Check. Incred Instagram? Check, check, check! This chick has it allllll going on and her Instagram page proves it. Hiking, skiing, biking and camping her way around the world, Kalen really lives the open roads and Rock n’ Roll lifestyle.
After three weeks on the road I made it back to Salt Lake last night – bit of a daze, almost feeling like it never happened. This trip had a bit of everything from solo serenity camping under redwood trees to doing 90mph down the LA freeway in traffic hoping I don't shit myself, and linking up with new friends to ride north together – taking the scenic route of course. It was a trip to remember and embodied a key element – trust. More on that later… Huge thanks to everyone along the way for their help and support! @salomon for always supporting my adventures, @saltcitybuilds @f.s.f.i and @dirtyratmotocyco for getting me on the road. @legendsuspensions @bassanixhaust and @memphisshades for getting Blue on point. The crew I met in Eureka that gave me great advice on roads to ride. @chrisburkard for putting me up when every damn campground was full. The badass chick at the laundromat who helped me figure out why my bike was making a bunch of rattling (horn broke off), the old timers at Meyer Flats for the cold beer and amazing conversation, @barnypatrol and @fstopmonk for putting me up in LA and showing me a good time, @reckless_billy_777 for pushing my riding and giving me a proper LA moto baptism, the @sierrastakeout for capping off the trip in style and introducing me to some amazing humans, and the boys at @biltwell for making me look flashy, putting up with my shenanigans (sorry about your tent AGAIN @twofoursixer), and finishing my trip with epic riding and a ton of laughter. Love you all and let the good times roll!! —> 📸 @twofoursixer #biltwellendlesssummer
No IG adventure list would be complete without this guy. His combination of surfing, climbing and camping outdoor photography has earned him a rather impressive 2.7M followers. The self-taught photographer travels to some next level remote locations, gramming unparalleled landscapes whilst giving us a sneaky peak of just how incredible the world we live in really is.
Doing it for the girls, Jessica proves that it’s not just the boys who can surf, climb, and kayak their way to some seriously awesome Instagram content. Whether it’s camping, horse riding or kayaking, Jessica fully embraces the adventure outside lifestyle to the max.
Jimmy ain’t just your everyday Instagrammer, he’s also professional photographer for National Geographic, a filmmaker, a pro climber, mountaineer, skier, director and athlete, sponsored by The North Face. The never ending talents of this guy are most evident in his adventure filled account, full to the brim with epic skiing, climbing and hiking content, sure to get your heart racing.
I've experienced many of my most inspiring, moving and humbling moments in the epic landscapes of our national parks and national monuments. Besides their intrinsic value, these are the places we play in, share experiences that shape us, find adventure, find peace. Under the new administration, twenty-seven national monuments are under review with the potential for these one-of-kind places to be left unprotected or inaccessible to the American public. If you care to protect these wild places for future generations, for your kids, please take two minutes and hit the link in my bio. It would be great if you considered making your voice heard on why these places are so important to you. Today is the last day of the commenting period so don't put it off! Thanks for considering… #keeppubliclandspublic 📸@andy_bardon
Proving that wanderlust can turn into a reality, Jeffery brought his first camera four years ago and now travels the world as a commercial photographer. The Alberta based boy streams some pretty incredible content of sunsets, sand and snow.
Couple goals don’t get much more real than Jacob’s account. Director of Content @beautifuldestinations, Jacob’s personal account shows him fulfilling travel adventures to the max with his other half as they gallivant their way around some seriously incredible locations. Expect sharks, skyscrapers and plenty of literal living on the edge, stomach churning experiences.
Feeding Nurse Sharks in the Bahamas… an utterly surreal experience. 🇧🇸🦈Day 2 of our @beautifuldestinations trip to the Caribbean saw us experience some unbelievable moments including this…feeding these beautiful sharks under a blue sky in the most turquoise waters you have ever seen. Just wait till we show you what we captured with the @samsungmobileusa Gear 360, prepare to have your mind blown. 😉 Check out the @beautifuldestinations IG story for what we got up to on Pig Beach just before this! 🐷 #beautifuldestinations #BDTeam
Blue, white and green seems to be a common colour theme on Allie’s Instagram. Filled with snow mountains, never ending landscapes, waterfalls, lakes and the most idyllic Greek islands, Allie’s versatile adventures take us from boat trips in Capri, Italy to the dancing northern lights in Norway. But her diverse adventures always have one thing it common – they look absolutely out of this world!
Seattle based content creator Rob, takes us from deserts to jungles as he documents some awesome videos and photographs to tell a visual story of surreal adventure travel. Proving a picture really does tell a thousand words, Rob’s shots give us adventure envy like no other!
Photographer, filmmaker, G-technology G-Team and Nikon USA Ambassador all collide into some of the finest adventure travel content around. Lucas’s photographic adventures have lead him to the depths of kayaking in India, surfing in Brazil, and skiing in Alaska, as well as major events like the Tour de France. His vibrant photography has been featured by National Geographic, Red Bull, CNN, and Apple. If it’s good enough for them, it most definitely gets the thumbs up from us!