Chattanooga Now 6 local Instagrammers to follow for your nature fix

Chattanooga Now 6 local Instagrammers to follow for your nature fix

September 24th, 2018 by Sunny Montgomery in Get Out - Features

Social media is an escape, whether it be from the task at hand or the mundanities of everyday life. Next time you need a distraction, check out these local, nature-loving Instagrammers, whose work will whisk you away into their wild worlds.

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"Throwback to fall because I'm missing these colors," reads the post for this shot at Cloudland Canyon State Park. (Photo by Daniel Janeway)

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@danieljaneway

From his otherworldly sunset shots on the Walnut Street Bridge to his stunning star photography at Bald River Falls in Cherokee National Forest, Daniel Janeway's Insta feed reimagines the region's natural treasures, like a fresh coat of paint on even the most familiar landmarks.

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"@leswarnock sending it into the weekend" at Raccoon Mountain Recreation Area and Trails. (Photo by Michael Viertel)

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@vurtle_the_turtle

This is the feed to follow if you're into mountain-biking — hell, even if you're not. Mike Viertel's eye for composition is as inspiring as his ability to shred.

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This post, shot at Rock Island State Park near McMinnville, reads, "Weekends are for waterfalls. TGIF." (Photo by Victoria Stamey)

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@vsoutdoorsnaps

Victoria Stamey's colorful collection features waterfalls, sunsets and bridges, accented by the occasional artful lifestyle shot. For example, one eye-catching image shows a toned bikini-clad woman posed against Lookout Mountain's iconic Lula Lake Falls.

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"Cheesin" (Photo by Todd Clark)

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@todagram

If you enjoy absurdly Photoshopped images — climbers scaling enormous stacks of doughnuts, for example, or mountain bikers shredding vast stacks of syrupy pancakes — Todd Clark's feed is for you. Though his account also features less ridiculous (though nonetheless jaw-dropping) nature shots, it is clear that this outdoors dude has a sense of humor.

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"Some weeks it's a quiet start, others it's a knife fight out of the gate. One foot in front of the other. New mercies will rise again." (Photo by Josh Tilford)

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@joshtilford

What sets Josh Tilford's account apart is that his focuses more on people than their landscapes: ultra-runners, fly fishermen and stunning images of his two young children — all living their best lives outdoors.

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"I sat here for a really long time taking in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature and felt very thankful for the opportunity to do so," Emily Lester writes regarding this photograph taken at Rocky Mountain National Park. (Photo by Emily Lester)

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@emilyklester

Emily Lester's goal is to visit all 59 national parks in her lifetime. So far, the 30-year-old has seen 34 — and the proof is in her posts, from surreal sunsets in Colorado's Great Sand Dunes National Park to fall foliage in Maine's Acadia National Park.

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