The 7 Best Travel Photographers to Follow in 2019
Travel photography is a breathtaking way to see the world at a local gallery, or even from your computer, tablet, and smartphone.
It is armchair travel at its finest and can let you traverse sandy beaches, view treacherous terrain; or visit mountains, cities, and idyllic countryside. The best travel photographers in the world capture images that infuse the action, tension, and calm of people, nature, and the outdoors in such a way that the viewer feels they were there when the shot was taken, seeing the surroundings first hand.
Our list of both established and up and coming photographers showcase stunning visuals you’ll remember.
The username for American photographer Gary Arndt’s popular Instagram page, with over 198 k followers, (and the name of his travel blog) is “Everything Everywhere.” This describes the range of his images – from tranquil lakes to forests, mountains, and rustic cities. His pictures are equally beautiful whether panoramic or shot up close. Arndt has been to all seven continents and over 130 countries. He also has an eBook available and is an @GAdventures Ambassador.
According to British photographer Norah’s travel blog title, he is finding the universe through his photography and you can too. While his travel blog is done alongside his lady love and wife, Jessica, whom he travels with, his website encourages you to “drink, dive in, and read on”! Visit Norah’s tantalizing Instagram here:
Bernabe is an American photographer, teacher, and author whose expertise is travel photography. With his viewfinder on nature and the plants and animals, it contains, his 45.2k Instagram followers take pleasure in his stunning photographs of wildlife, cold, wet, and textured environments. He is a sought-after international keynote speaker and author, and leads photography classes.
If you love the Central California Coast, Burkard’s photographs will impress. Thirty-two years of age, he was born in San Luis Obispo and makes a living with striking photos that give mystery and beauty to that area and beyond. He is also an artist, and his specialties include travel and outdoor subjects, landscape, and surf – both domestically and around the world. His Instagram page has 3.1 million followers, making him very successful in the world of social media: https://www.instagram.com/chrisburkard/
A top travel influencer from the National Geographic of Poland, she has been featured by CNN, Forbes, Lonely Planet, and NYT. Her Instagram has 207k followers, and many are inspired by a female being behind the lens. Her photographs reflect her femininity with luxurious travel views, beautiful city streets, and an array of sundresses when she indulges in through self-photography and more. You can find her Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/anna.everywhere/
Despite not being from the United States, Osmann’s photography is eye-catching enough that his viewers don’t let cultural differences worry them. At 33 years of age, his name of origin is Murad Yusupovich Osmanov, but Murad Osmann is his professional name. Stemming from Moscow, Russia, his current work features his wife Zakharova as he holds her hand while she steps forward into gorgeous, colorful, and glittering surroundings during their travels. Join his 4.3 million Instagram followers here: https://www.instagram.com/muradosmann/
Lola Akinmade Akerstrom
To Akerstrom travel writing and storytelling is part of her craft. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, she is also editor in chief for Slow Travel Stockholm. Although her Instagram followers are only around 5,700, she won the 2018 Photographer of the Year award from SATW. Her images are sometimes grouped as wide-angle shots in different frames or posts, each photograph working individually and collectively: https://www.instagram.com/lolaakinmade/
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