Instagram is without doubt our favourite social media platform – a place for all kinds of inspiration and a window to parts of the world we may never see. In honour of our wildlife theme on the blog this week, here are a few accounts to follow that showcase the brilliance and beauty of animals in the wild.
National Geographic – @natgeo
The ultimate account to follow for awe-inspiring photographs of wildlife and nature. Their feed highlights the work of various photographers, each with their own unique style yet united by a passion for capturing the majesty of animals. Be careful not to scroll too quickly, each caption is packed with information about the species or their habitat.
Jess Findlay – @jessfindlay
At just 24 years old Jess Findlay is already impressing across the world of wildlife photography. Jess’ photos are predominately taken in his home country of Canada, so expect plenty of beautiful birds interspersed with elk and bears. We love his lively captions that tell the story of the animals.
Espen Lie Dahl – @espenliedahl
Espen Lie Dahl is a biologist, wildlife enthusiast and nature photographer who lives on the island of Smøla, off the coast of Norway. His photography has a contemporary style, playing with soft focus and backlighting for creative snapshots that really capture the character of each animal.
Richard Peters – @richardpetersphoto
UK-based Richard Peters travels the world to capture stunning images of animals. We love his unique style that combines unexpected compositions that really capture a moment in time. An ideal account to follow for budding photographers too, the captions often include information about the light conditions or circumstances from when the photo was taken.
David Lloyd – @davidlloyd
Originally from New Zealand and now living in London, David Lloyd is the account to follow for classic safari-style wildlife photography, with his feed predominately featuring elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards. His fine art style photography captures the animals so perfectly that you’d almost think that they are posed!