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Top 10 Adventure Photographers You Aren't Following Yet

Top 10 Adventure Photographers You Probably Aren't Following Yet

Top 10 Adventure Photographers You Probably Aren't Following Yet

BY CHRISTIAN MCDONALD | POSTED: MAY 18, 2018

BY CHRISTIAN MCDONALD | POSTED: MAY 18, 2018

Instagram is a wonderful place to find amazing and inspiring images. You can even connect with awesome people, and learn a great deal. There are so many great options out there. SO MANY. It can actually be daunting and time consuming. Great photographers can slide under the radar just because you don't have the time to find them all. We are going to help with that.

Every month we will publish a list of our favorite photographers that you should be following, but probably aren't yet. So, here is our list for May.


Ted Hesser

When Ted isn’t persuing his hobby of rock-climbing, you can find him documenting amazing shots of people from all sorts of different countries in the world. His vision is very clear, go explore the best the world has to offer, and spread the stories of lives that will make an impact. Ted is a truly humble guy with a cool story to share, read it for yourself on Instagram @tedhesser

Zeek Yan

Zeek truly has a gift of knowing how to best photograph nature, as well as the true culture of the people he encounters. Each of his photos tell a unique story that captures the moment. Zeek is a true traveler that takes some epic shots wherever he wanders. See more on Instagram @zeekyan

Matthew Massa

Matthew Massa is the co-founder of @allaboutadventures. From the hustle and bustle of the street markets in South East Asia. To the sun-kissed beaches of Australia. Matthew has explored 14 countries, and plans to embark on many more expeditions to better his photography and cinematography skills.

Since returning to Canada, he has begun exploring his own backyard, with a particular interest in hiking and mountaineering. Some of his recent destinations include the jagged peaks of the Canadian Rockies, and hidden blue water lakes of British Columbia. See more @thismattexists

Daniel Ewert

Daniel Ewert, from Pensacola, Florida, is a full-time lawyer who takes to the wilderness during his free time to capture amazing photos at spots from the Grand Canyon to Olympic National Park. His natural talent to capture the bright, saturated colors that blend with the light of dusk to create a unique and epic quality. Daniel prefers to use single exposure shots to capture most of his shots. If you want to check out more of Daniel’s work you can find him on Instagram @trailwandering

Carmen Huter

Far far away from her familiar Austrian home, Carmen Huter is living in the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand. She is following her urge to pursue photography. A loyal following of 70k+ on social media, several National Geographic online features, many trusted brand partnerships [i.e. Volkswagen, Flight Centre, Bell Tea] and more than two dozen countries later, the once unknown has morphed itself into a beautiful, messy reality the photographer is eager to share with you. To create more than to consume are words the 24-year-old lives by. See more @Carmenhuter

Viktoria Haack

Born in England, Viktoria first became interested in photography when she was given an SLR camera for her 18th birthday. For her, photography is more than capturing a physical moment in time: It is also about capturing feelings and emotions. Viktoria has completed many photographic assignments including commissions for the National Trust (the largest conservation charity in the UK), leading architectural firms and has been published by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). In 2007 she moved to Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada where she finds inspiration in the beautiful environment that surrounds her. See more @ViktoriaHaack

Jay Daley

Jay Daley is a self taught adventure photographer who spent long days and nights outdoors in epic locations honing his skills. He has traveled to places such as Patagonia, Iceland, Norway and Australia. Each one of his images continues to inspire us. See more @j.a.y_daley

Kenton Steryous

Kenton is based in the Blueridge Mountains of Virginia, but spends much of his time traveling around the continent, gaining inspiration from as many places as possible. His main focus is outdoor, adventure and travel photography. He has a deep passion for the outdoors, and strives to capture the essence of living outside through his work. He is also a professional businessman who is just as comfortable navigating a boardroom as a campsite. See More @Kenton_Steryous

Leif Smith

Leif is a professional videographer and photographer based in Miami, Florida. He spent most of his years in the Pacific Northwest before relocating to Florida. In our opinion, he his one of the best photographers in the industry at capturing natural light in his images. See more @leiferiksmith

Ryan Resakta

Ryan is a talented 27 year old travel-based adventure photographer and social media influencer from Los Angeles, California. Ryan is known for his thoughtful composition, unique perspectives, and moody aesthetic. See more @ryanresatka

Instagram is a wonderful place to find amazing and inspiring images. You can even connect with awesome people, and learn a great deal. There are so many great options out there. SO MANY. It can actually be daunting and time consuming. Great photographers can slide under the radar just because you don't have the time to find them all. We are going to help with that.

Every month we will publish a list of our favorite photographers that you should be following, but probably aren't yet. So, here is our list for May.


Ted Hesser

When Ted isn’t persuing his hobby of rock-climbing, you can find him documenting amazing shots of people from all sorts of different countries in the world. His vision is very clear, go explore the best the world has to offer, and spread the stories of lives that will make an impact. Ted is a truly humble guy with a cool story to share, read it for yourself on Instagram @tedhesser

Zeek Yan

Zeek truly has a gift of knowing how to best photograph nature, as well as the true culture of the people he encounters. Each of his photos tell a unique story that captures the moment. Zeek is a true traveler that takes some epic shots wherever he wanders. See more on Instagram @zeekyan

Matthew Massa

Matthew Massa is the co-founder of @allaboutadventures. From the hustle and bustle of the street markets in South East Asia. To the sun-kissed beaches of Australia. Matthew has explored 14 countries, and plans to embark on many more expeditions to better his photography and cinematography skills.

Since returning to Canada, he has begun exploring his own backyard, with a particular interest in hiking and mountaineering. Some of his recent destinations include the jagged peaks of the Canadian Rockies, and hidden blue water lakes of British Columbia. See more @thismattexists

Daniel Ewert

Daniel Ewert, from Pensacola, Florida, is a full-time lawyer who takes to the wilderness during his free time to capture amazing photos at spots from the Grand Canyon to Olympic National Park. His natural talent to capture the bright, saturated colors that blend with the light of dusk to create a unique and epic quality. Daniel prefers to use single exposure shots to capture most of his shots. If you want to check out more of Daniel’s work you can find him on Instagram @trailwandering

Carmen Huter

Far far away from her familiar Austrian home, Carmen Huter is living in the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand. She is following her urge to pursue photography. A loyal following of 70k+ on social media, several National Geographic online features, many trusted brand partnerships [i.e. Volkswagen, Flight Centre, Bell Tea] and more than two dozen countries later, the once unknown has morphed itself into a beautiful, messy reality the photographer is eager to share with you. To create more than to consume are words the 24-year-old lives by. See more @Carmenhuter

Viktoria Haack

Born in England, Viktoria first became interested in photography when she was given an SLR camera for her 18th birthday. For her, photography is more than capturing a physical moment in time: It is also about capturing feelings and emotions. Viktoria has completed many photographic assignments including commissions for the National Trust (the largest conservation charity in the UK), leading architectural firms and has been published by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). In 2007 she moved to Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada where she finds inspiration in the beautiful environment that surrounds her. See more @ViktoriaHaack

Jay Daley

Jay Daley is a self taught adventure photographer who spent long days and nights outdoors in epic locations honing his skills. He has traveled to places such as Patagonia, Iceland, Norway and Australia. Each one of his images continues to inspire us. See more @j.a.y_daley

Kenton Steryous

Kenton is based in the Blueridge Mountains of Virginia, but spends much of his time traveling around the continent, gaining inspiration from as many places as possible. His main focus is outdoor, adventure and travel photography. He has a deep passion for the outdoors, and strives to capture the essence of living outside through his work. He is also a professional businessman who is just as comfortable navigating a boardroom as a campsite. See More @Kenton_Steryous

Leif Smith

Leif is a professional videographer and photographer based in Miami, Florida. He spent most of his years in the Pacific Northwest before relocating to Florida. In our opinion, he his one of the best photographers in the industry at capturing natural light in his images. See more @leiferiksmith

Ryan Resakta

Ryan is a talented 27 year old travel-based adventure photographer and social media influencer from Los Angeles, California. Ryan is known for his thoughtful composition, unique perspectives, and moody aesthetic. See more @ryanresatka

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3 comments

May 19, 2018 • Posted by Ty Andersen

My name is Ty andersen @888ty888
And I am documenting most of not all of Utah secret unarmed and undocumented waterfalls! I hope you enjoy the adventure and join along! Love y’alls Insta feed keep up the delicious work

May 18, 2018 • Posted by Scott bellow

Just a heads up guys. For the Instagram handle box it only accepts a valid email address!

May 18, 2018 • Posted by Eric Poggioli

The form says it requires an email for the Instagram profile?

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