12 Outdoorsy Instagram Accounts You Should Follow
If you're an outdoors enthusiast, or you simply enjoy donning the walls of your house with Ansel Adams and clippings of National Geographic, we recommend you follow these 12 awe-inspiring Instagram accounts.
Yonder Journal@Yonderjournal 1 of 13
A publication of self-described anthropologists and sportsmen who spend their time exploring and documenting their wilderness experiences, Yonder Journal is the hipster diary of the millennial explorers we can only dream to be. With a smorgasbord of outdoor awesomeness ranging from rock climbing to dirt biking to horseback riding, you'll wish you were there.
Camp 4 Collective@camp4collective 2 of 13
This account features filmmakers, sportsmen and adventurers capturing amazing feats in some of the world's most beautiful places, but it takes a more democratic approach. Accepting images from their legions of followers, Camp 4 Collective's stream is full of inspiring adventures from around the globe.
Jimmy Chin@jimmy_chin 3 of 13
A photographer, documentary filmmaker, snowboarder and big mountain climber, Jimmy Chin lives the kind of on-the-go life that any outdoor enthusiast would gladly follow 24 hours a day. Unfortunately, following his Instagram is as close as you'll get. Full of his snow-bound explorations and the occasional photo of Michael Keaton, this account is a pretty good consolation.
Chris Burkard@chrisburkard 4 of 13
After scrolling through Chris Burkard's Instagram feed, it's clear the dude has never seen a mountain he won't climb, waves he won't surf or streams he won't swim. His majestic photos capture these epic adventures with the careful eye of an astonishingly good photographer.
National Geographic@natgeo 5 of 13
Want to get your daily dose of the outdoors? Consider sticking with the tried and true. Nearly every outdoor enthusiast has dreamt of snapping photos for National Geographic, and checking out their photos of bears, sharks and other rare and dangerous wildlife will do nothing to discourage such fantasies.
Bradley Castaneda@bradleycastaneda 6 of 13
Rain, snow or shine, it's clear that nature photographer Bradley Castaneda takes his jeep—and his dog—wherever he goes. His water and snow-soaked photos of daunting mountains and windy roads show both the joys and perils that come with his amazing adventures.
Rachel Moore@moore_rachel 7 of 13
Peering through the eyes of a climber, diver and adventurer is a majestic view you may never want to give up. Rachel Moore's Instagram account, full of underwater escapades and out-of-this-world adventures will make any desk jockey green with envy. As if you didn't already have enough reasons to follow her Instagram, she soon plans to sail around the world.
Hello America@helloamerica_ 8 of 13
It's been two years since Kristen Blanton and Matthew Jozwiak went off the grid and started sharing their escapades with loyal Instagram followers. The young couple treats those who click their follow button to serene landscapes and Kerouac-inspired road trip photos that look like they could've been taken on the old Route 66.
Kat Carney@katcarney 9 of 13
Square photos leave too much to the imagination. Climber and photographer Kat Carney captures the full scope of her epic adventures. If you enjoy bouldering, rock climbing, snowboarding and surfing—on water and sand—you'll want to keep up with what this cat's up to.
Cole Rise@colerise 10 of 13
A graduate of Emerson College, where he unsurprisingly studied film and cinematography, Cole Rise's Instagram feed is full of some of the most magnificent photography you'll see on the web. The photographs he captures on his travels make our great green Earth seem almost otherworldly.
Tiffiny Epiphany@tiffinyepiphany 11 of 13
If you think any outdoor adventure must include a camera and a selfie stick, you must follow Tiffiny Epiphany. A self-described seeker, it seems her home is whatever exotic locale she's currently visiting—whether it's Joshua Tree, Paris, Hoover Dam or Glen Canyon, While her pretty mug shows up in most shots, it'll just tickle your wanderlust and have you wishing you were in her shoes.
Jared Chambers@jaredchambers 12 of 13
No one captures the stark beauty of the outdoors quite like photographer Jared Chambers. The minimalist photographs featured on this account take us through lonely winter landscapes, foggy mountains, long road trips and hidden waterholes. Every place Chambers photographs seems untouched and newly discovered.