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Photographers to Follow on Instagram: August 20, 2021

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Every day, the PetaPixel Instagram account is sharing excellent photography from our readers and those who inspire us. Here’s a look at some of our recent favorite posts and the photographers behind the lens.

Our @PetaPixel Instagram page has been posting all the great work that finds its way in front of our eyes. Want to see your photos shared on our account? First, you’ll want to follow us. Then use the #petapixel hashtag in your posts to join our Instagram community of photographers. These steps let us easily find what to share.

Below, we recognize a selection of talented photographers who recently had their work featured on @PetaPixel. Keep posting your images with #petapixel and you could find yourself here next week.


Yannick Schurwanz, found on Instagram as @schurwanzpics, is a self-taught sports photographer. Schurwanz told PetaPixel that he is always trying to expand his creative boundaries.

This photo was taken of the German Rowing Federation athletes during their last training camp before heading off to the Olympic Games.


Anton Shvain, or @antonshvain on Instagram, is a multi-talented photographer working with landscapes, nightscapes, portraiture, and aerials. This stunning photograph was shot at Lake Elton in Russia and is Europe’s largest salt lake. The vast, open landscape does not need extravagance to make subjects stand out. A yellow dress against a moody sky is simple yet effective imagery.


Wendy Hansen, known on Instagram as @aquietwild, creates stunning portraiture against scenic landscapes. This particular photo is from an unedited series of images that highlights the forest fires facing the people of western Canada. Hansen told PetaPixel, “It is my photographic purpose to show the reciprocal relationship between humans and the wild places that envelope us.”


Daniel Zanchi, or @danielzanchi on Instagram, is an iOS developer with a passion for drone photography. This photo was shot at Cala Macarella in Spain while the drone was being piloted from a small boat. Zanchi told PetaPixel he made a wise decision and “went to this wonderful beach a moment after.”


Muhammet E. Doğan is a medical geneticist and Fujifilm X-T20 shooter based out of Kayseri, Turkey. He can be found on Instagram as @dr.m.dogan.

“In many parts of Anatolia, the farmers do not have the opportunity to look after their horses in winter, so they release them into the wild,” Doğan told *PetaPixel* through email. “Over time, these horses learn to live on their own in nature, reproduce, and sometimes form herds.” He said that the largest herd of over 300 horses is located in the Kayseri province.

In the summertime, villagers will sometimes collect and care for the horses so that they do not damage crops, otherwise, they are left to roam freely. “This photograph is actually about horses who feel freedom and captivity together,” Doğan wrote.


Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see more work from photographers like you and tag photos with #petapixel for them to be considered for a feature.


Image credits: All photographs used with the permission of their respective photographers.

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