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12 Of The Raddest Adventurers You Need To Follow On Instagram

Where to find the best adventure profiles on Instagram? Look no further....

We all wish we could constantly be out in the world having adventures, but because of jobs, family and general life, for most of us that isn’t a possibility.

When you’re not on an adventure, the next best thing is to keep up with other people’s awesome escapades on Instagram. From surfing the best waves, to diving with sharks, to climbing mountains and polar expeditions, you can live vicariously through people who make adventuring their job.

Here’s are twelve men and women that inspire us to explore the world and be daring!

Chris Burkard

All my life I have hoped to see this vantage at sunset. Only took 30 years & 7 trips up Half Dome to see it. Over that time Yosemite has given me more than a lifetime of inspiration.. Grateful for this place and high vistas. . Shot on iPhone 7 / @olloclip

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Chris Burkard is renowned for his amazing photography. The California based adventurer travels the world taking photos and exploring all types of nature.

Burkard has led trips to some of the coldest regions of the globe and rode down perfect waves in some of the harshest conditions in the world.

His travels have included over 21 trips to Iceland, as well as trips to Norway, the Faroe Islands,India, Cuba, New Zealand, Russia, Switzerland, and Italy.

Chelsea Yamase

Perspective. Always better when you can see both sides 🙂 – Sailing and cave diving for the @gopro Hero 5 campaign in Karpathos. Rad capture by @travisburkephotography #gopro #mizulife

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All round adventure woman Chelsea grew up in a fishing family on a small island in Hawaii.

After training as a journalist, Chelsea found that her love of travel and adventure was getting her noticed online and gaining her followers.

Now she spends her days hiking up volcanoes, surfing big waves, living in a van and protecting the planet. She’s rad, check her out…

Trey Ratcliff

Remember Stu from the FB Live show a few days ago? This was the start of our adventure together in Antarctica when we built a kitchen out of ice blocks (like Minecraft!) on Day 1 of Survival Training. It was exhausting! We finally finished it around midnight (when this photo was taken and we started to cook some soup).

A photo posted by Trey Ratcliff (@treyratcliff) on

 

Creator of the number one travel photography blog, Trey Ratcliff is a travel photographer with some pretty high profile fans, with J.J Abrahms and Hans Zimmer singing his praises.

Ratcliff’s pictures of his adventures look almost other worldly, with photos from expeditions to aesome stark landscapes.

Give him a follow, if he’s good enough for Zimmer, he’s good enough for us.

Hanli Prinsloo

Still dreaming of sharks. I need some ocean time… #photographerjeanmarieghislain #freediving #iamwater #underwater #sharks #sharklove #oceanconservation #savesharks

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Freediver Hanli Prinsloo is often referred to as a real life mermaid.

One of the most accomplished breath hold divers in the world, who regularly swims with whales, sharks, manta rays and all sorts of other sea life.

As well as amazing dives, her profile also shares lots of information about ocean conservation and her initiative I AM WATER, which teaches children about ho to care for the ocean and the planet.

Brad Castañeda

Hit the pin and watched a set of clouds roll through the valley. Temps were warm in the sun and made for an enjoyable hour on the summit. // Compilation of some drone clips from the summit coming Monday. // Shot with @djiglobal phantom 2 and @peauproductions GoPro with 3.9mm lens // #mountteneriffe #mtrainier #northwest #neverstopexploring #campvibes #wildernessculture #phantom2

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Brad’s Instagram really captures the atmosphere of his adventures on his Instagram. From beautiful forests at down, to waterfalls, snowy mountains and misty skies, you can lose an hour looking down this profile.

If you like what you see, check out his website that features some amazing adventure stories.

Rachel Moore

Hang time.

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Rachel is an all round climber, divemaster, traveler, adventurer and the owner of the boat, Agápē is a 1984 Tayana Vancouver 42′, which she is hoping to sail around the world.

Check out her profile full of sailing, wildlife and adventure sports, along with some generally nice photography!

Forest Woodward

Feels really good to be back on this special little river, pushing oars and tracing a lazy line through eastern Utah. Excited to ease out of #summersabbaticalmonth by working on a new project with old friends (@gnarlybay) and the audaciously awesome viking crew that is the US rafting team. Sunburns and smiles for miles. #theimportantplaces #pfdspresent #thenerdboat

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We think that Forest Woodward might be the perfect adventurers name!

Forest posts photos from his trips from documenting surf culture in NYC, to migrant farm workers in Napa, rock climbing in South Africa, and meeting the street kids of Rio’s Carnival.

He works with brands such as Patagonia and Rab and always seems to be on the move to his next big project!

Theron Humphrey

Did y’all see that sunset and moon last night?! It was amazing over here ⚡️sure been blessed this week having Garrett & Pap on the @gorving project with me #FindYourAWAY

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Owner of the This Wild Idea profile, Theron travels the world with his wife, his van and his dog.

It looks like the perfect hipster lifestyle and also looks like the most fun you can have on the road.

You go for the dog, you stay for the adventures.

Sophie Hellyer

The last of the September sessions #itwasfreezing #saunaclub

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Surfer, environmentalist, feminist and yogini, we like the sound of Sophie Hellyer.

Her profile features some great surf sports, as well as helpful work out posts, for those of us wondering how surfers stay in shredding shape!

Laura Austin

It’s hard to be here without you… I had an amazing day solo road trippin through Iceland. After 2 long flights and 6 hours of driving I finally made it to my home base for the next two weeks…Isafjordur. Looking forward to what’s next. Find me on Snapchat (laura_austin) to see the behind the scenes of this trip. #thesoloroadtrip #iceland

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There’s something really wholesome about Laura Auston’s profile. Whether her shots be of amazing camping trips, awesome hikes or just a Sunday morning in bed, her style makes you want to be there.

Right now her profile looks very Autumnal and its making us want to go for a walk in a cold park holding a pumpkin latte.

Johan Lolos

Sunset paddles can’t get any better than this. Having the Valley of the Gods and Spirit Island just for ourselves was the highlight of my 3 months in Canada last summer!

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“A photographer is nothing but a “noticer” — a person who notices beauty in the world”

Johan Lolos’ adventure photography is traditionally epiuc. Big landscapes, big drops, big mountain. If you’re looking for sublime, Lolos has it in buckets.

Elise Starck

They told me to keep my hands on the harness and tuck my legs between the instructor’s. Apparently I didn’t think either of those things were necessary. 😛

A photo posted by Elise

 

Posting as Round The World Girl, Elise records all the different places she travels to and the awesome things you can find in the wilderness around those places.

This profile always makes us want to pack a bag and go live in a tent or on the open road….

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