It is one thing to click a photograph, and another to stimulate people who look at it so they are virtually transported to the place and time the picture was clicked, while also being able to tell a larger story about the subject. And those who master this art make successful photographers.
We bring you the list of 10 highly popular travel photographers who have successfully combined their passion for travelling with their love of photography, and have produced some of the finest award-winning pictures from their travel journeys.
World of Wanderlust
Brooke Saward is the mind behind this popular travel and lifestyle blog that has sound ideas on DIY projects, recipes, blogging and of course travel. Having travelled 41 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Americas, Brooke Saward brings tonnes of inspiring travel anecdotes and photos for her readers. She has authored a book titled World of Wanderlust Story, and has also released a World of Wanderlust app. Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Australian National Geographic, ET Today, Woman's Health Magazine and many other leading publications have featured her work.
The Blonde Abroad
Containing travel tips, fashion, festivals and photography from around the world, the blog by the Blonde Abroad - Kiersten Rich - is followed by over 120000 people. Leaving her corporate career behind in 2011, the California girl Kiersten has covered 50 countries during her globetrotting adventures. From meeting ponies in Iceland to sipping wine on yachts in Croatia, from learning to make pizza in Florence to posing with starfish in the Panama San Blas Islands, her blog and Instagram have breathtaking shots from her travels around the globe. She has been featured by Lonely Planet, Skyscanner and Expedia among other leading travel publications.
Mareen of Miss Everywhere literally has travelled everywhere. She brings unique lifestyle spots for her readers from around the world. Her Instagram account is a continuous source of timeless pictures clicked on her journeys through America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Recently, Mareen featured in Forbes list of '6 Female Travel Photographers You Need To Follow On Instagram in 2017.'
Starting off as a wedding photographer, Kirsten soon found out that her heart really was in travel photography. Today, barring Antarctica, she has worked with leading travel brands across all continents including CNN, and Travel+Leisure. Kirsten's collection of photographs is a visual treat for the eyes. She also sells high quality, limited edition prints on her website, many of which are a part of stories that she tries to tell through her pictures.
For some people it's a dream to visit all seven continents, for Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere, it's a reality he took a first step towards in 2007. A self-taught photographer, he has won several accolades over the years as a travel photographer owing to the impressive shots from his travels across over 180 countries. Noted by reputable publications such as The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, the Atlantic and the New York Times and more, Gary has over 2,470,902 followers on his social media accounts.
In her own words, Anna Everywhere combines inspiration for chic adventure travels while featuring elements of cultural, historical and political perspectives. 10 years on the road, and counting, Anna has stayed true to her goal of travelling with a purpose and learning from it. The polyglot has been able to travel to 78 countries in Central and South America, Caribbean, North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia, Oceania and Africa. She has been featured in The New York Times, Daily Mail, National Geographic, The Huffington Post, and Forbes among other leading publications. Her Instagram account tells the lively tales of her adventures and her pictures are inspiring and wanderlust-inducing.
Alex in Wanderland
Inspired by the Alice of the fabled tale and her adventures; Alex, a New York girl, started her blogging journey in 2011. She might not be chasing rabbits down the holes, but hers too has been quite a journey. She has travelled to Asia, South America, Central America, North America, Europe, Caribbean and the Middle East so far and still has no plans to call any one place a home. Her passion for photography mixes well with her love for travelling, and it is her 80,000+ monthly readers who benefit as her photographs bring alive the locations she visits.
Not Without My Passport
We are sure Helen couldn't have travelled without her passport to Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. In fact, she also travels with multiple cameras to bring her readers panoramic images from around the world. Helen thinks that food is the glue that binds the societies and cultures across the world, a fact that reflects in her writings and photographs through which she leads her readers to the exploration of gastronomical delights.
Consistently winning awards for brilliant photography, you can spend hours at Ralph Velasco's blog PhotoEnrichment Adventures glancing at pictures that bring the world to your door. Having photographed in over 60 countries on 6 continents, Ralph is very active in photography circles as a teacher, speaker, exhibitionist and contributor. Along with stunning photographs, his blog offers travel and photography tips to his readers.
Karen is a travel and lifestyle blogger from Manila, Philippines. Her simplistic blog matches her travelling style. Relatively new to the blogging world, Karen's blog is refreshing in its design and content. A photography enthusiast, Karen has some stunning photographs from her travels on her Instagram account.