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Top 10 most Instagrammable countries in the world

Interest in travel photography has exploded over the last decade, mostly thanks to the developments in digital photography and Instagram! Here are some of the most photogenic and Instagrammable travel destinations in the world! 

The Maldives – best for inducing travel envy

Beautiful Maldives beach drone shot

A tropical nation in the Indian Ocean which made up of more than 1,000 coral islands and home to some of the world’s most glamorous and luxurious resorts this place is a dream-like paradise! From In-Villa Floating Hammock and infinity pools to sea villas on stilts to dinner under the stars pretty much everywhere in the Maldives is highly Instagrammable and will sure to induce travel envy amongst everyone you know! Also, check out our blog friend’s great post on how many countries there are in the world.

USA – best for road trip photography

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Ranging from grassy prairies to rocky canyons and megacities to deserts, the USA has some of the most varied landscapes of any country on earth. What’s more, the countryside is scattered with great photo opportunities that are straight out of a Hollywood film, making a road trip across the states a great way to get your creative juices flowing.

Canada – best for incredible backdrops

Instagrammable shots in Canada

With mile upon mile of unspoilt forests and plains inhabited by all sorts of flora and fauna, Canada is a nature photographers dream. For some of the most beautiful spots you’re ever likely to see, head to the area around Vancouver, although wherever you visit in this vast country will have a lot to offer your lens.

You may also like our post on design hotels in Vancouver.

India – best for people

People in beautiful costume in India

If it’s people you’re after, there are few better destinations than India. Vibrant festivals, friendly kids, great landscapes and beautiful clothing combine to make a cacophony of colour and energy that will be a real joy to capture.

South Africa – best for amazing landscapes

Cape Town at sunset

For those who like to photograph a mix of subjects, South Africa’s varied landscape, magnificent wildlife and bustling cities are ideal and are guaranteed to keep your camera clicking for the duration of your trip.

The Galapagos – best for wildlife photos

Cute seals on the Galapagos Islands

With their volcanic landscapes, unique inhabitants and remote location, the Galapagos Islands are perfect for those looking for something a little bit different. Make sure to bring a long lens as the many bird species, tortoises and seals that call the islands home won’t stay still for long.

Australia – best for unique dessert shots

Uluru Australia at sunset

If you come from the UK or another part of the northern hemisphere, arriving in the barren red landscape of Australia could well feel like landing on Mars. There are some great shots to be had in this unique destination, and whether you’re photographing the local culture, the animal life or the plant life you’ll have plenty to keep you busy.

Croatia – best for architecture

Dubrovnik in Croatia - most Instagrammable countries

Appearing like a cross between Italy, Greece and Turkey, Croatia is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. Though the landscape is spectacular, it’s the cities of Split and Dubrovnik as well as the many villages and towns scattered along its coast that deserve special attention, and any fans of architecture will be astounded by what they see.

Italy – best for jaw-dropping scenery

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With a history stretching back millennia, Italy is the ideal destination for fans of architectural and historical photography. The alleyways, churches, museums and sculptures that dot the landscape make perfect subjects, plus you can always revive yourself with some delicious local food in between shoots.

Scotland – best for unspoilt landscapes

Glen Coe - scenic drives

First on my list would be the Highlands of Scotland. For those who still haven’t braved the chill north wind and headed up to this part of the United Kingdom, you’ll be amazed by the wild unspoilt landscape you will find there. Deserted beaches, dramatic hills, clear lochs, secluded villages and some of the best light you’ll find in the world, Scotland is an absolute must for all keen landscape photographers.

With itchy feet, an inquisitive nature and an ardent wanderlust, Emma Clair has always been a traveller at heart. Hailing from the Emerald Isle she calls a tiny coastal town near Dublin home, but has lived in a few countries including Saigon, Vietnam where she resided for over a year. She counts supping on Bloody Marys on a rooftop in Manhattan, downing Singapore slings at the Raffles Hotel, daring a paraglide on the Grand Cayman, spending an exotic Christmas in Malaysia and exploring the Angkor Wat Tomb Raider-style as her all time favourite travel moments. Although, she’ll always have a special place in her heart for the city where she makes her annual pilgrimages – Paris, her true city of lights.


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