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World Photography Day

World Photography Day: 10 Instagrams all photography fans should follow

To celebrate World Photography Day, here is a collection of some of the most fascinating, jaw-dropping and oh so aesthetically pleasing photography accounts.

If you don't follow these accounts already, then you should definitely consider giving them a follow!

1. @NatGeo and @NatGeoTravel
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Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | A stark but unmistakably feline silhouette is set against a colorful sky of rain. I always think it is lucky to see a leopard; with their phenomenal talent for disappearing in plain sight, it's entirely up to them whether or not they'll show themselves. Finding a leopard at the end of a rainbow must be especially lucky. Their luck in living with us, however, is running out. Leopards have lost 75% of their historical range, and while they are incredibly adaptable, there's only so far that they can conform when their prey is less adaptable and the pressures from our activities are only increasing. In order to protect big cats like this, we need to conserve at least 30% of the planet by 2030. #CampaignforNature #ThisIsMytrophy #Leopard #BigCats

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A sure staple of any Instagram account, @NatGeo and its travel-centred counterpart @NatGeoTravel, focus upon beautiful images of the natural world. Marvel at the wonders of the planet and plan future expeditions! Their photos explore the raw beauty of the natural world, which can be intense at times but always thought-provoking.

Follower count: @NatGeo - 111 million, @NatGeoTravel- 31.5 million followers
2. @NASA
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Our Sun. It's a dynamic place. Here, is a computer model that generates a view of the Sun's magnetic field, allowing scientists to better monitor active regions and understand how solar material courses around the Sun's surface. Using real-time data taken from our Solar Dynamics Observatory on August 10, 2018, we see a bright active region right at the central area of the Sun. It clearly shows a concentration of field lines, as well as the small active region at the Sun's right edge, but to a lesser extent. Magnetism drives the dynamic activity near the Sun's surface. The observatory helps us understand the Sun's influence on Earth and near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere on small scales of space and time and in many wavelengths simultaneously. Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory #nasa #space #solar #observatory #sdo #sun #solarsystem #active #loops #star #line #lines #picoftheday #pictureoftheday

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From the beauty of our natural world to the breathtaking scenes from outer space, NASA's daily updates are followed by the likes of Ariana Grande. See pictures of the cosmos in brilliant high quality, with the descriptions providing updates on NASA's expeditions and how these beautiful scenes come to be.

Follower count: 44 million followers
3. @history.on.this.day
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Today on April 16th 1705, Queen Anne knights Isaac Newton at a ceremony in Trinity College. ••••• Sir Isaac Newton was born in the hamlet of Woolsthorpe in 1642. The English mathematician, astronomer, and physicist received his degree from Trinity College when he was 23 years old. He was inspired early on by the writings of Rene Descartes, Galileo and Copernicus. Newton’s scientific experiments and theories forever changed the world of physics. Known as a ‘natural philosopher’, he played a pivotal role in fostering and influencing the scientific revolution across Europe. In his later years, he was elected as a Member of Parliament and given the post of Warden of the Royal Mint. ••••• Newton’s theory of universal gravitation was famously inspired while sitting in his mother’s garden where he observed how an apple fell from a tree. He believed the force that had pulled the apple to the ground was also the same force pulling the moon towards earth. His discovery of gravity became one of the most important scientific realizations in history. While teaching at Cambridge University, he shifted his focus to studying optics and light refraction. He eventually constructed the first reflecting telescope and established what is now known as Newton’s theory of color. ••••• In 1687, he published his famous three-volume series called the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia. Simply known as the Principia, he carefully outlined his theory of universal gravity and confirmed that universal force applies to all objects in the universe. His books laid the foundation for the laws of motion, which would dominate the world of physics for centuries to come. Queen Anne knighted Isaac Newton in a ceremony held at Trinity College. He joined Sir Francis Bacon as the only other scientist to be knighted in Britain. Newton finally passed away when he was 84 years old and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

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This Instagram profile does what it says on the tin—posting photos, or photos of paintings, that commemorate the anniversaries of historical events throughout history. For nostalgia lovers and those who want to break up the constant stream of memes and selfies, @history.on.this.day offers some food for thought during your daily Instagram scrolling.

Follower count: 37.1 k followers
4. @TomWindeknecht

In his bio, Tom Windeknecht is a self-proclaimed 'colour photographer' and he definitely lives up to this claim! His images are incredibly vibrant and creative., and he creates cool stop motion animations too.

Follower count: 13.7 k followers
5. @gatherandfeast- Ashley Alexander

This is the part of the post where your stomach rumbles... Ashley Alexander is a food blogger, whose Instagram is one of the best store cupboards on the planet. The dishes are presented and shot beautifully and all recipes are included in the post descriptions so you can recreate them yourself!

Follower count: 321k followers
6. @HumzaDeas
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Amazing architecture shots? Check. Photos of New York that make you want to fly out asap? Check. Humza Deas account is a hotspot for the wonders of the Big Apple and so much more! Atmospheric shots that give any postcard a real run for its money, Humza Deas finds the beauty of concrete jungles and (lucky for us!) shares it with his followers.

Follower count: 327 k followers
7. @Samanthabrookephoto

Cute! Cute! Cute! Join Samantha (or should we say Aspen & Koa) on her travels. From scenes from the great outdoors to updates of her own ever-growing family, Samantha's Dogs Aspen and Koa will brighten up your feed, regularly providing that warm glowing feeling we all need more of at the moment I think!

Follower count: 38k followers
8. @willeadesphotography

Photographs straight from the natural world, Will Eades' focus on the raw power of the elements is breathtaking and a delight to view! Predominantly focused upon images of storms, Eades also captures birds of prey, emphasising the focus on the natural world as powerful, fearsome and ultimately free.

Follower count: 22.7 k followers
9. @ElsaGarrison

Elsa Garrison is a New York photographer, with some seriously powerful photographs from across the world of sport. With a collection of shots that capture the highs, lows and 'edge of seat' moments of the biggest sporting events be sure to check out this hidden Instagram gem.

Follower count: 4,833 followers
10. @Kanyedoingthings
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Kanye yawning

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Ok, perhaps not strictly a photography account, but these random shots of Kanye doing mundane things (yawning, riding public transport and eating cereal to name but a few) are oddly amusing.

Follower count: 1.1 million followers
Are there any accounts we've missed? Post any of your go-to Instagram accounts in the comments below!
Featured image: Jakob Owens on Unsplash