Four Instagram Handles We Love Right Now that Reveal Lesser-Travelled Countries

Explore hidden gems of the world through these visually-pleasing Instagram accounts
A picture by Gozo
A picture by Gozo
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A post shared by Natela Grigalashvili (@natela_grigalashvili) on Aug 24, 2018 at 300am PDT

Natela Grigalashvili

Natela Grigalashvili (@natela_grigalashvili) is an award-winning photographer known for long-term projects celebrating the regional diversity of Georgia. The country, not the US state Her past as a photo reporter and film operator clearly reflect in her dreamy-yet-documentary-style feed, shot almost entirely in natural light. We liked that Natela shows her country&rsquos traditions and people warts and all, from the post-Soviet decline of the 1990s (pictured in high-contrast, black-and-white film) to well-preserved histories in the Doukhobors (&lsquofolk Protestants&rsquo), villages, animal markets and Samtskhe-Javakheti.

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A post shared by Gozo Photography (@gozo_photography) on Jan 31, 2019 at 824am PST


Gozo is one of 21 islands that make up the Maltese archipelago, and perhaps no account is a better flagbearer for it than Gozo Photography (@gozo_photography). A traveller feature page, the handle&rsquos 1,600-plus images&mdashcalming, colourful and detail-rich&mdashshowcase azure diving spots, lazy hiking paths and charming heritage sites detailing the country&rsquos Roman, Phoenician and Arab past.

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A post shared by Elodie Van Lierde (@elodietravelphotography) on May 14, 2019 at 505pm PDT

Elodie Van Lierde

Elodie Van Lierde (@elodietravelphotography) is a zoologist and teacher capturing the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Tribal populations tend to be over-simplified by outsiders, but her gaze is inquisitive and joyful, portraying cultural intricacies like sing-sings, the masked mudmen of the Asaro river, and a Papuan baby&rsquos first time in a canoe.

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A post shared by Sebastian Di Domenico (@sebastiandido) on Jul 2, 2018 at 1100am PDT

Sebasti&aacuten Di Dom&eacutenico

Sebasti&aacuten Di Dom&eacutenico (@sebastiandido) is part of a new wave of Colombian artists reintroducing the world to its indigenous gems. Erasing Hollywood&rsquos yellow haze, the photographer travels around the country&rsquos forests to showcase rare species and natural heritage. The captions Heartfelt, yet super informative.

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