Antarctica: Bipolaire61 takes pictures of sailing all around the world, but the photos of Antartica — think penguins, glaciers and more penguins — are what make this a must-follow account. Click for more photos

15 inspiring Instagram accounts from around the world

Antarctica: Bipolaire61 takes pictures of sailing all around the world, but the photos of Antartica — think penguins, glaciers and more penguins — are what make this a must-follow account.

Article originally posted at Mashable.com

Instagram is making it easier than ever to travel the world. While some people blame Instagram for creating a movement of cliché photography, even the most vehement Instagram hater would admit: Instagram's 100 million users make it an extremely a versatile tool.

In even the most remote corners of the earth, smartphone users are uploading pictures of glaciers, deserts and mountain ranges, the likes of which your average Instagram user would never otherwise see.

 

Thanks to the "explore" feature on Instagram, as well as photo maps, you can find Instagram users in the country of your choice and share your journeys with others. And now the experience isn't just for your mobile device: You can navigate Instagram profiles on your desktop, as well.

Of course, it can be hard to find the best photos when they're buried among popular hashtags. That's why we've assembled 15 accounts from around the world. They'll give you a glimpse into a region you may be completely unfamiliar with. We've found Instagrammers at both poles, as well as teachers, aid workers, travelers and professional photographers across the continents.

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