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11 Must-Follow Colombian Instagram Accounts

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Updated: 13 October 2017
Colombia is a photographer’s dream: there’s so much natural and cultural diversity that it can be hard to know which way to even point your camera. Luckily, there are some amazing photographers already capturing incredible images of the beauty of the country and sharing them on Instagram. Here are 11 must-follow Colombian Instagram accounts.

Colombia Travel

The official Instagram account for Colombia Travel and Tourism curates an excellent gallery of the very best Instagram images from across Colombia. It’s the perfect account to follow if you’re looking for travel inspiration before a visit to the country.

Christian Byfield Travel

Over 115,000 people can’t be wrong, right? Colombian travel blogger Christian Byfield decided to quit his job in order to fulfil his dream of travelling the world, and with 64 countries already visited, he’s well on his way to achieving that goal. He has images from his worldwide travels on his account, but his Colombian photos are really special, especially the incredible shots he took as part of a campaign to promote Colombia’s National Parks.

Parques Nacionales Naturales

Speaking of National Parks, the official Instagram account of the Colombian National Parks system is a fantastic account to follow in order to discover the incredible biodiversity of Colombia. The country is the most biodiverse one on earth by area, and this account celebrates Colombian nature in all its varied glory.

Colombia De Una

Toya Viudes is a Spanish journalist who blogs under the name Colombia De Una, and she has lived in Colombia for years. Her passion is taking photographs and telling stories, and her account is full of stunning images from all over Colombia. She travels beyond the normal tourist spots to shine a light on the day-to-day reality of Colombians everywhere. Her passion for the country shines brightest through her images of people, and the stories she tells in the captions, such as this wonderful image of an old Wayuu lady in La Guajira.

Marca Colombia

The official government tourism Instagram account can occasionally be heavy in promotional material, but there’s some stunning photography to be found there as well. As with the Colombia Travel account, Marca Colombia shares the very best Instagram images from the country, such as the excellent photo below of some street art in Cali.

Ale Arenas

Ale Arenas is a Colombian travel blogger – blogging under the name Viajes a la Colombiana – who can already count on more than 20,000 dedicated followers. She blogs exclusively about her travels in Colombia, with a goal of shining a light on the lesser-known gems of her beloved country.

🎊🎊🎊 CONCURSO 🎊🎊🎊 SAN BERNARDO DEL VIENTO🌴🌊🌴 Bueno en A la colombiana seguimos de cumpleaños 🎂, por eso la sorpresa de hoy es para que se vayan para las playas de San Bernardo del viento, un lugar fantástico, donde las playas son las protagonistas, no las personas, cosa que yo amo, porque como ya les he dicho soy alérgica a las personas. Este lugar me encantó por su tranquilidad y su oleaje, ya que me encanta jugar en las olas, disfrutar del mar y en la noche ver las estrellas. Quiero que los que ganen este premio se vayan a disfrutar de la mejor energía de las playas colombianas, porque tenemos un país una chimba, vamos a conocerlo. 🎁🎂🎁 Permio de cumpleaños de mí para ustedes 4dias, 3noches, más desayuno incluido para DOS PERSONAS. premio a redimir antes del 15 de dic/17 Qué deben hacer para participar? 1️⃣. Seguir @viajesalacolombiana y @hostelplayanova 2️⃣ Seguir el Fan Page de A la colombiana en Facebook. (En la web lo encuentran, el link está en mi bio) 3️⃣. Mencionar a la persona con la que quiere compartir. (Las dos cuentas deben seguir los pasos para hacer válido el premio) pueden poner más de un comentario desde que sean cuentas diferentes, las menciones repetidas se anularán. 4️⃣. Darle like a esta publicación. Para los que están interesados en tener más información sobre este lugar y las islas del Caribe colombiano aquí les dejo un buen contacto. @markaribe_col también los encuentran en Facebook con el mismo nombre. Pueden participar en todos los concursos simultáneamente. El martes 17 de Octubre se dirán los ganadores de TODOS LOS CONCURSOS por medio de historias o en un directo. Esten pendientes de las historias que ahí les voy contando. Si tienen dudas pregunten sin miedo que yo no como. Leo todos los internos que me envían, entences lo que no entiendan me escriben!!! Vamos a viajarnos la tierrita! 🇨🇴 Feliz cumpleaños a mí!!! 🎊❤️🙋

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Rafael Angulo

Rafael Angulo is a wonderful photographer who, in a different era, would surely be exhibiting in galleries and publishing photography books. Luckily for us, Instagram exists, and we can enjoy his arresting images every day. With a wonderful eye for detail and a remarkable ability to tell stories through his pictures, Rafael documents the real Colombia on his Instagram feed.

ColombiArte

Colombia has become pretty famous for street art in the past few years, and ColombiArte shares the best graffiti and street art from across Colombia on their colourful and engaging Instagram feed. With murals engaging with Colombia’s culture, politics, nature, Indigenous peoples, and much more, this is the account to follow for art lovers planning a visit to Colombia.

Mama txiwe sena qxaxa Toribío – Cauca Los trazos de 🎨@guri.arte #Colombiarte

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Milton Ramírez

Milton Ramírez – who also runs another excellent Colombia Instagram page called Loves Colombia – is a visual anthropologist for the Colombian Ministry of Culture, which certainly shows through his wonderful images of Colombian Indigenous peoples, as well as other significant cultural events such as the recent visit of the Pope to Colombia. His powerful images shine a light on the side of Colombian culture and history that many people don’t see.

Truman David

Truman David is a biologist, hotelier, and one of Colombia’s top mountaineers to boot. His Instagram account may only just be taking off, but it’s worth following for his incredible images from his treks in the Colombian mountains, as well as the photos he shares of his passion: the country’s birds. Just look at the picture below of the night sky high in the Colombian Andes.

Fede Freydell

Fede Freydell is a Colombian photographer with over 6,000 Instagram followers and some of the most wonderful images you are likely to find of Colombian people and places. She shares lots of photographs of Colombian birds and flowers, as well as Indigenous cultures from throughout the country. Her series of images from the off-the-beaten-track department of Guainia – as you can see below – are some of her most arresting images.