Hello, Instagram! It's time for the #WeeklyFluff! Today we have a very special treat for you. Miss Zoe (a cat) and Mr Bailey (a French bulldog) are best buds who share their improbable but extremely adorable friendship on Instagram: @_unlikelyfriends_. Follow their adventures if your feed could use
The origins of the peanut butter series, started by Stephanie McCombie (@ifitwags) and her two German Shorthair Pointers, are just as straightforward as you might imagine. "I was watching the boys eating peanut butter one day and burst out laughing at the faces they were making," says Stephanie of h
Every Monday we share some of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project submissions on our blog at blog.instagram.com. Congratulations to @caulingrant, @ulie, @davidguenther, @hendralesmana11, @slidestream, @worksology, @nazyxo, @adampartridge and @fudojahic who all had featured submissions for #WHPliqui
After visiting California's Yosemite National Park on a road trip through the western United States, Instagrammer Trevor Lee (@trevlee) knew he was hooked. "On our way back from San Francisco we visited Yosemite. We only spent a few hours there, but I had never seen such beauty." With his memories o
Every Sunday we post a weekly roundup on our blog (blog.instagram.com), featuring some of our favorite photos and videos from the week. Congrats to those whose photos and videos are featured this week! @madsteez @awaissultan @juleseptember @estherhavens @teddysantis @maxavdeev @stephaniecrown @peter
Under his art moniker Wolfbat (@wolfbat), New York City-based artist Dennis McNett uses Instagram to share the process behind his huge, intricate wood cuts and sculptures. "Everything I do is hand carved with a chisel," says Dennis. While sometimes it's hard to capture in a photo, "I try to show the
"Rocks or stones, explain it as you will, but there is a mystery to St. Petersburg—it really affects your soul." Joseph Brodsky.
St. Petersburg is often called the cultural capital of Russia, but Russian poets such as Joseph Brodsky have highlighted that there is something even more special to the
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPliquidlandscape
The goal this weekend is to take creative landscape photos that feature water. Some tips to get you started: Keep an eye on the weather, as the environment will help set the mood for your shot. Sunny skies make for crisp photos, while grayer days tell a
Art Basel Miami Beach (@artbasel), one of the world’s leading Modern and Contemporary art shows, began Thursday. More than 250 galleries from across the globe take part and past events have seen more than 50,000 visitors flock to the fair's main site at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
People around the world are gathering to remember and celebrate the life of Nelson "Madiba" Mandela who died late on Thursday. Mandela led the fight against apartheid in South Africa. In 1963, he was arrested and spent the next 27 years in prison. Local and international pressure for his release esc
Over the past eight days, Jews across the world have come together with family and friends to celebrate Hannukah, the eight-day festival of lights. Hannukah, also spelled Chanukah, varies in timing each year between late November and late December. The festival commemorates the Maccabee rebellion of
Happy #ArtThursday! Today we head to Scotland where just days ago construction wrapped up on "The Kelpies," the latest work by Glasgow-based sculptor Andy Scott. The massive steel sculpture of two iconic Clydesdale horses is a central element of The Helix, a multi-use park being built just east of t
It's officially December, which means Christmas trees will start popping up in living rooms around the world. The tradition of bringing a Christmas tree into the home can be traced back to 15h-century Germany, and the custom spread throughout the globe in the second half of the 1800s. Today, around
When Morten Nordstrøm (@mortenordstrom) isn't working or studying, he's out showcasing the beauty of Copenhagen, Denmark, as reflected through the city's many puddles. Getting the most out of a puddle's reflection is an art, and Morten offered these tips for capturing and editing a #puddlegram on a
When Lisa Soloman (@lisasolomon) had the idea to create 1000 doilies made from 100 colors of thread, she soon realised this wasn't a one-woman feat. Enlisting the help of 49 crocheting Instagrammers across the world, Lisa managed to create a collaborative art piece, now on display at the Fouladi Pro
In 1962, Italian entrepreneur Mario Bagno bought all of the land in Consonno, a small village in northern Italy. He forced the town's inhabitants to leave and started work on a Las Vegas-style destination complete with a Muslim minaret, Chinese pagodas and a medieval castle.
Delays in construction
Hello, Instagram! It's time for the #WeeklyFluff! Today we meet a very special rescue kitty named Piper (@piper_the_cat) with a penchant for close-ups. If your feed could use a little more selfie-snapping feline, follow @piper_the_cat.
A simple love of the ocean and the vastness of large ships drew Ariel Flores (@hablame_del_mar_marine) to a career as a Merchant Marine. He grew up in Chetumal, a small town four hours from Cancún, Mexico, and now lives further northwest on the Yucatán Peninsula near the Gulf of Mexico. As a second
Every Monday we share some of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project submissions on our blog at blog.instagram.com. Congratulations to @egoldhammer, @davidtrujillo, @loren_paul, @thesarawr, @colincabalka, @alessiogianni, @corinthgee, @irondor and @liepa_s who all had featured submissions for #WHPslowm
On Friday, 29 November, visitors to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA, were greeted with an unlikely surprise as dense, low-hanging fog filled the canyon's gorges in a rare atmospheric event.
The phenomenon is known as a temperature inversion, where a layer of hot air at higher altitude prevents col
Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, Germany, completed the construction of Neuschwanstein Castle (Schloss Neuschwanstein) in 1892. Although originally built as a retreat for the King and an homage to composer Richard Wagner, the castle became perhaps the most iconic structure of its kind due to events on th
Every Sunday we post a weekly roundup on our blog (blog.instagram.com), featuring some of our favorite photos and videos from the week. Congrats to those whose photos and videos are featured this week! @thepaulrudolph @africashowboy @lindaberlin @createfolly @thevuvobandit @tylekki @arhcamt @ariefha
Inspired by a combination of his mother's advice, Nicholas Felton's Annual Reports and a pair of particularly compelling fortune cookies, Instagrammer Devin Castro (@devincastro) decided he needed a creative, simple way to keep track of and share the story of his day-to-day life. Through his #myweek
In the second of our two-part series of local guides to London, Instagrammer Adam Sheath (@adamsheath) takes us around one of the city's most famous parks and its hidden secrets: "For lovers or nature and country walks, there’s no better place to escape the hustle and bustle of London life than Hamp
After a tumultuous triumph over England in the semi-finals, New Zealand's Kiwis will meet Australia's Kangaroos once again in the Rugby League World Cup Final this Saturday.
At Old Trafford in Manchester, United Kingdom, the Kangaroos and the Kiwis will go head to head at 2:30 PM in a clash of the
After a tumultuous triumph over England in the semi-finals, New Zealand's All Blacks will meet Australia's Kangaroos once again in the Rugby League World Cup Final this Saturday.
At Old Trafford in Manchester, United Kingdom, the Aussies and the Kiwis will go head to head at 2:30 PM in a clash of t
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPslowmotion
The goal this weekend is to take creative videos in slow motion. Some tips to get you started: Slow motion often makes video seem more cinematic and emotional. Use this to your advantage as you plan your shoot. Remember that not just anything slowed down will
It's another #ArtThursday, Instagram. New York City's New Museum (@newmuseum) is in the midst of hosting "Chris Burden: Extreme Measures," a retrospective of the artist's work that spans more than four decades of installations. The highlight of the retrospective is a gallery-sized installation of 62
During Thanksgiving, people across the United States get together with family and loved ones to reflect on the past year and give thanks for the bonds they share. For those in New York City—and the millions who tune into the live broadcast—Thanksgiving also means joining hundreds of thousands of oth
Earlier today, Manuel Pita (@sejkko) from Lisbon, Portugal, stopped by our London office. Manuel delights followers with surrealist portraits for his #sejkko_masquerade series and we were excited to meet him! For more photos and videos from the future, follow @sejkko.
A little over a year and a half ago, San Francisco food and lifestyle photographer Sonya Yu (@sonyayu) shared some of her best advice about how to take beautiful photos of food. We caught up with Sonya and chatted with a few of the top foodies on Instagram to hear their favorite tips. For all those
When it comes to homegrown threads, you can't get closer to Britain than SEH Kelly's (@sehkelly) hand-woven clothes. Based in their East London workshop, designers Paul Vincent and Sara Kelly source cloth and makers from 15-20 British locations—from a Mohair mill in West Yorkshire to a family-son tw
CNN International correspondent Patrick Oppmann (@cubareporter) has lived in Cuba for over two years with his wife and two children. He shares scenes of his daily life there on Instagram, sharing moments from a part of the world many long to visit. Patrick's inspiration comes from the the responses
Hello Instagram, it's time for the #WeeklyFluff! Today we meet Cocoa (@sweetiecocoa), a handsome 9-year-old miniature poodle from Japan. If your feed is lacking in dashingly dressed pooches, follow @sweetiecocoa on Instagram.
Vlad Babushkin (@vladviper5) is a 16-year-old living in Tokyo, Japan, who documents the striking architecture of his city on Instagram. Many of his photos are taken after the sun has gone down, when he uses long exposure photography to capture the city's frenetic activity. "I use Slow Shutter Cam (i
Every Monday we share some of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project submissions on our blog at blog.instagram.com. Congratulations to @connortd, @jared_becker, @syedaidid, @johndunfee, @wesleytaylor, @lukemattson, @natalieshepard, @patriromero and @janove who all had featured submissions for #WHPself
For Malaysian filmmaker Mai Fernandez (@mnf_), the photos he saw in his Instagram feed had always been a source of creative inspiration, but one day it became something more. Mai explains, "It dawned on me that these images bore more significance than simply being gorgeous spots. These were places g
Every Sunday we post a weekly roundup on our blog (blog.instagram.com), featuring some of our favorite photos and videos from the week. Congrats to those whose photos or videos are featured this week! @umitko @srt4shawn @cirkuscirkor @kumimonstr @christopheramat @beeck @sneal @claggie @pritt
Today, 11 Formula One teams head to Brazil's Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Interlagos) for the final round of this year’s 19-race championship. German driver Sebastian Vettel has dominated the season, winning 12 of the races and earning enough points in previous races to secure the championship for te
In a new series, we let local Instagrammers show you their favorite places to shoot in their city. Here, London's @chaiwalla takes us around his favorite haunts in the East end of the city: "Victoria Park is a beautiful and tranquil escape from the bustle of the city. The greatest thing about paying
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPselfportrait
This week, Oxford Dictionaries named "selfie" the 2013 word of the year, but selfies actually have a history that stretches back far further than just Instagram: the self portrait. Dating back to the very earliest cave paintings, self portraiture became pop
Rob Masao McCarthy (@wrongrob) is a father of three in Brooklyn, New York. Outside of his day job as a freelance digital media consultant and photographer, Rob gets his thrills scaling New York City's tallest bridges, trams, roofs and skyscrapers to shoot the city from above. "I first developed an i
The evening of Thursday, November 21, marks the 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards (@latingrammys), a celebration of the best musical achievements for works recorded in Spanish or Portuguese. Held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay hotel, this year's ceremony will be hosted by Mexican entertainer Lucero,
Welcome to another #ArtThursday! This week takes us to the heart of Seoul and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, where visitors are finding a peculiar, life-size home nested within the walls of another home.
The full name of the 12x15m (40x49ft) giant installation is "Home W
As well as being one of the most prolific InstaMeet organizers on the planet, Tasmanian Instagrammer Matt Glastonbury (@mattglastonbury) is a master of photographing reflections on water. One of Matt’s favorite subjects to shoot with his Nokia Lumia 1020 are the reflections on the surface of the Riv
Thursday is the final day of the Dubai Air Show (معرض دبي للطيران), where $162.6 billion of aircraft has been ordered so far, shattering past records. Dynamic displays have taken over the Gulf region's skies for the last five days, and Instagrammers were there to capture the aerial acrobatics.
November 20 marks the date in 1910 when the movement to overthrow Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz began. The Mexican Revolution brought the end of 34 years of military rule, but came at the expense of a 10-year civil war in which various parties struggled to gain power and define social organization
Today, we're excited to bring you Instagram for Windows Phone.
Over the past three years, the Instagram community has grown to more than 150 million people capturing and sharing the world around them on their Android and Apple devices. Our team has been working hard to make sure that the tens of mi
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest tropical storms ever recorded, made landfall in central Philippines on 7 November, resulting in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. An estimated 4 million people have fled their homes—a figure that outnumbers the displaced populations of Hurricane Katrina and the