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Take it from a millennial: Hashtags rule the Insta-universe. Slap a few popular hashtags onto your post, and BOOM, all of a sudden you’re getting “likes” from Instagram users all over the world.
So how do you capitalize on the power of a hashtag to get your posts read by the masses? Choose them wisely.
The following list is a compilation of some of the most popular outdoors hashtag used by nature photographers, wilderness interest accounts, and outdoor retailers.
While these hashtags are numerically some of the most popular outdoor ones on Instagram, this doesn’t mean you should rule out other less popular hashtags. In fact, using less popular or more specific hashtags can be helpful in helping you find the right target for your account (for example, #Yosemite or #womenwhohike). If you’re feeling extra Insta-adventurous, start your own hashtag…who knows, maybe it will be the beginning of a hashtag movement.
5 hashtags to make you Insta-famous
Whoever came up with this revolutionary hashtag was a genius, as it is incredibly popular. Most posts in this hashtag feed are of, you guessed it, different beautiful shots of nature. Use this hashtag for any outdoors post, ranging from landscape shots to adorable wildlife you might find while on trail.
You might have started to notice a trend here: simpler is better. This feed is full of landscape shots, as well as photos of beautiful architecture, food and people in destinations around the world. Such a broad word like travel can be used for almost any type of Instagram post. Whether you are travelling to a foreign country thousands of miles from home or visiting a local state park, try out this hashtag for more exposure.
There’s no better reward after a long day of hiking or travelling than witnessing a beautiful sunset. Share these special moments with the millions of other sunset lovers with this hashtag. If you’re feeling a little funkier, add #sunsetporn (2,593, 218 uses) to your list of hashtags.
While this hashtag doesn’t have close to as many uses as the other ones previously listed, it is especially popular within Instagram’s outdoors photographer community. This feed includes a good mix of awe-inspiring nature shots and cityscapes that is sure to make you want to ditch your daily life for an exciting adventure.
While not as widely used as #nature or #travel, this hashtag is fitting for an abundance of outdoor activities, from hiking to dogsledding. Anything can be adventure if you have the right attitude, and hashtag.