A while a go, one of my pictures from Lofoten made its way to the limelight thanks to the massive Instagram account Beautiful Destinations, making it my most liked picture on Instagram to date, pushing this one down a peg. The account is known as the largest and most influential travel photography account on Instagram with 8.3 million followers and growing. The story on how my picture ended up in their feed is the epiphany of serendipity and proves that there is no definite way to go about to get you images published by them. Well, here is what happened in my case.
This picture of a Reindeer Trainer with his son, crossing a creek by sled in a winter wonderland, is my most liked picture on Instagram to date. It has been featured and reposted by a dozen of accounts; big and small. Some of the major features include Afar Media, Visit Sweden and Matador Network. Collectively, this image has gained around 15 000 likes, which is large by my current standards, as I am fairly new to Instagram. So how did this likable picture happen? Here is my story:
According to Miriam Websters Dictionary, the definition of Wanderlust is simply “a strong desire to travel”. It comes from the German language and is spelled Wanderlust. It is a relatively new word, dating back to the beginning of this millennium. Andrew Delaney (2016), Director of Creative Content at Getty Images explains Wonderlust (sic.) Imagery as: “Images that inspires a sense of awe. They are images that are looking at connecting us with our surroundings. Images that elicit a reaction of wonder when you see them.”