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10 travel photographers to follow while in lockdown

10 travel photographers to follow while in lockdown
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With many of us on our umpteenth day of lockdown, it's becoming more and more likely that the only way we're going to be getting our travel photography fix any time soon is through our screens. However, luckily there are plenty of travel photographers on Instagram whose perfectly curated feeds will carry us through these difficult times.

Pristine beaches, dramatic mountain vistas and serene lake scenes might all be alluring, but they'll all still be there when our current situation is over. And, in the meantime, you can experience these natural wonders through following these incredible travel photographers on Instagram.

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10. Alex Strohl 

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Alex Strohl is a French travel photographer who's been featured in a variety of publications, including Forbes, Vanity Fair and Gentleman's Journal. While he's currently based in Whitefish, Montana, he spends the majority of his time on the road exploring remote corners of the globe. Alex's feed is the perfect distraction in these challenging times.

09. Andi (@destinationchaser)

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Andi is a travel photographer who's travelled all around the world in search of unusual sights. Her feed is filled with creative self portraits, but we particularly love her sketch pad photos. Andi always has plenty of useful travel advice, so she's a fantastic source of information for when you're planning your first trip out of lockdown.

08. Chris Burkard (@chrisburkard)

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With 3.5 million followers, Chris Buckard clearly knows a thing or two about travel photography. His Instagram feed is filled with incredible sights from around the world, including glaciers, mountains and the northern lights. Adding substance to his style, Chris also shares stories of the scary experiences he's had while on the road.

07. Victoria Yore & TJ Drysdale (@followmeawaytravel)

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If you're after solid travel advice, then the Follow Me Away Travel account should be your first pit stop. Travel photographer TJ Drysdale and model and writer Victoria Yore have visited a variety of incredible locations together, capturing incredible travel photography along the way. However, their value goes far beyond their beautiful images. Their account (and the Follow Me Away website (opens in new tab)) is well known for providing clear and valuable advice, so follow them now to take advantage of their tips later. 

06. Travis Burke (@travisburkephotography)

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Travis Burke is an adventure and travel photographer who's done everything from walking a slackline over canyons, to freediving through caves in the ocean, to capturing the Milky Way Galaxy in remote locations. His impressive images truly show the incredible wonders our world holds.

05. Quin Shrock (@everchanginghorizon)

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Quin Shrock is an adventure, lifestyle and travel photographer based out of Southern California and Oahu. His Instagram feed features portraits, wildlife and landscapes that merge together to paint a vivid picture of a life spent in pursuit of adventure. 

04. Chelsea Yamase (@chelseakauai)

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Chelsea Yamase is a travel photographer based in Hawaii who's travelled through an impressive 53 countries over the past three years. Brands including Canon USA and Adobe support Chelsea's work – and when you see her colorful, creative feed it's not hard to understand why.

03. Elisabeth Brentano (@elisabethontheroad)

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Elisabeth Brentano is a writer and travel photographer based in Southern California, but her passion for wildlife conservation and nature has taken her all around the world. Elisabeth has volunteered for nonprofits in Africa and North America – and has even captured a short documentary on unethical tourism (opens in new tab) and how it's impacting big cats.

02. Martina Gebarovska (@dreamingandwandering)

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If you're looking for pure, incredible escapism, Martina Gebarovska's Instagram feed should be right up your alley. Born in the Czech Republic, but currently based in Canada, Martina is a master at capturing dramatic sun-kissed mountainscapes. Her website (opens in new tab) is also filled with plenty of fantastic travel tips as well!

01. Jess Bonde (@wildbonde)

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Jess Bonde is an adventure, lifestyle and travel photographer from Tasmania. His incredible photos are the perfect antidote to the lockdown days stretching before us, so drink in all the natural beauty you'll ever need from his feed. 

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Louise Carey
Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab) and  Digital Photographer (opens in new tab). Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.