LP Pathfinders: Top Instagrams from February 2016

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Capturing light proved to be a focal point in this month’s Instagram round-up, with images from Myanmar to Galicia.

Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting Instagrams from our Pathfinders community. Here are our selections for February.

Bagan, Myanmar

A photo posted by James Kelley (@escapingabroad) on Feb 16, 2016 at 2:44pm PST

‘This shot shows the sun’s rays shine inside one of Bagan’s ancient pagodas, casting a beautiful silhouette of two young monks as they stand in meditation.’ – James, Escaping Abroad

Why we like it: This capture is all about the lighting and the perfect framing of its subject, the monks. An inspiring photo.

Yuanyang County, Yunnan Province, China

A photo posted by Jordan Hammond (@jordhammond) on Feb 22, 2016 at 5:37am PST

‘The Yuanyang County is home to the spectacular rice-paddy terracing. After setting an early alarm, I began the walk to the Duoyishu sunrise viewing platform, famed for being the village’s best spot to observe the sea of clouds and the sunrise. After noticing the severe crowding ahead of me, I found this far superior alternative viewing spot nestled directly within the terraces.’ – Jordan, JordHammond

Why we like it: We know just how busy sunrise and sunset viewing platforms can get, but we like how the lighting in this shot makes this particular experience seem so tranquil.

Bagan, Myanmar

A photo posted by Backpacker’s Guide | BLOG (@backpackersguidetothegalaxy) on Feb 4, 2016 at 1:17am PST

‘We hired cheap (and dodgy!) bicycles to explore the 2200+ temples of Bagan and it turned out to be one of our favourite travel experiences! Getting up in time for sunrise every morning and being surrounded by nothing but peaceful temples is a really soul-cleansing experience.’ – Patrick and Lucy, A Backpacker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Why we like it: The framing of this photo is spot on and plays by the golden ‘rule of thirds’. Not to mention it’s a great capture of the sunrise through the trees.

Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.

A photo posted by A World to Travel (@aworldtotravel) on Feb 18, 2016 at 1:42pm PST

‘Some people say Santiago de Compostela can’t be understood without the regular wet weather that keeps the city stone shiny all year round. Some even call it art. But everyone agrees that it is where its beauty lies. This shot is of Hortas Street, captured from Obradoiro square.’ – Inma, A World to Travel

Why we like it: The way in which the light is captured through the rain gives this shot an almost ‘gritty’ feel, which we find intriguing.

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

A photo posted by Bizarre Globe Hopper/Piritta (@bizarreglobehopper) on Feb 5, 2016 at 12:26pm PST

‘Our moment of unbelievable luck — three black rhinos in the same frame in Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania! There are so few of them left living there and we had the privilege to see four of …read more


 

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