#HappierPlace Instagram Favorites: May 2019

Limpkin Crying Bird Paynes Prairie Florida HappierPlace

Instagram has been full of wonderful nature photos during May. Here are a few favorites photos tagged #HappierPlace by photographers from around the world.

For our monthly round-up, we choose just a few of the photos marked with the hashtag #HappierPlace on Instagram.

You can see a different selection in our Happier_Place Instagram gallery (mixed in with our own photos).

To get your own photos featured here in the monthly round-up or in our Instagram feed, just add the hashtag #HappierPlace to your nature photos. And yes, we also like seeing animals, food, drinks, people – and anything else that inspires to: Take a break. Go outside. Have fun.

By the way, if your photo is featured in the IG feed, it might also make people happier on the Happier Place Facebook page and Happier Place Twitter account or Happier Place Pinterest boards.

To see even more photos, we highly encourage you to follow these photographers.

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Days like today are what it’s all about. @hay_moriarty have made it a point to try to raise Ev to have a love of the outdoors. Watching my 2 year old run on top of a mountain and catch 360 degree views of the blue ridge mountains brings me as much joy as anything in the world. There’s so much to see and do in nature. Let’s make sure to take care of it so our future generations can enjoy these natural wonders. #NurtureNature • • • #TakeAHike #GoOutside #DiscoverAround #ExploreEverything #BlueRidgeMoments #RoamThePlant #FindYourPark #AdventureLikeYouGiveADamn #VisitNC #AdventureEnthusiasts #NationalParkGeek #ParksProject #AppalachianTrail #WeAreParks #FindYourAdventure #HappierPlace #RunWildMyChild #StayWild #Outside_Project #Roam #BlueRidgeNPS #MaxPatch #MerkNMountains #HayNow

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Some reasons why I like to walk around Magoito beach… I'm always searching for beauty, all kinds of beauty according to my standards, I don't know why, but I think everybody does the same. I don't search messages or morals of any kind (we are full of it nowadays, eventualy fake or wrong most of the times), just plain beauty… Sometimes I probably see it where it is not… I don' t know … and honestly I don't even care much about it. Anyway, I think nature show me some beauty that I love 😊… and photography is defenetely the way to capture it. . 04/05/2019 Sony a 7R iii ; FE 50mm f 1,8 f5,6 ; 1/250s and 1/1600s; ISO 50. Edited in Adobe Lightroom CC. . #sonya7riii #sonyalpha7riii #sonya7 #sony #fe50mmf18 #fe50f18 #sonyimages #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotogallery #sonycollective #sonyphotography #sonyworldclub #bealpha #sonyphoto #eyeem #eyeemoninstagram #fapa #fineartphotoawards #happierplace #findout_portugal #ig_portugal_photo #ig_photo_club #pics_pt #weshareportugal #city_in_portugal #contaportuguesa #descobrirportugal #sintrasociety #colorfoto #itsportugalvisuals

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I love changing weather!

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Wishing you all a wonderful day. 🍃🍀🐊☀️

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First time shooting LE at the tide pools. Faced some difficulty with the tripod sinking into the wet sand, so I had to get creative with my placement. With a few of my shots I was timing the tide and jumping from rock-to-rock. Fortunately I didn’t slip, nor did I drop anything. 😅 . I’d love feedback on this shot! . @sonyalpha a6000 @sigmaphoto 16mm f1.4DC DN 16mm•5sec•f13.0•ISO100 . #Oregonexplored #landscapephotographer #landscapephoto #landscape_capture #landscape_photography #landscape_lover #landscapecaptures #landscape_specialist #getlost #landscapephotomag #ig_landscape #splendid_earth #optoutside #discoverearth #exploretheglobe #nakedplanet #sonyalpha #rei #exploreoregon #getoutside #hikepnw #thatoregonlife #oregonlife #hikeoregon #traveloregon #happierplace #pnwmoods

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Your Happier Place Product Photos

An extra special thank you to those who showed off our products on social media! There were quite a few in Instagram Stories in May. That’s super cool and makes us happier. Unfortunately, here we can only embed photos from your Instagram feed, not from stories.

So for May, we can only share this photo from Jessica relaxing with a tall skinny drink (in one of our slim can koozies) in front of a tall skinny rock (you be the judge of your own imaginative association). Thank you, Jessica!

#HappierPlace Dog Horse of the Month

Honestly, we were a bit shocked to not see a single dog photo tagged #HappierPlace in May. Did all your dogs have to stay indoors while you went frolicking outdoors. Not even the cat got to go outside? Fortunately, there were at least a few horses having fun – or at least get some photographic attention, like this beauty in Portugal.


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Limpkin in his #HappierPlace Instagram Favorites May 2019

The bird in our main photos is a limpkin (aka crying bird) photographed by Luci in Paynes Prairie, Florida, this May.

Limpkin in Florida representing  #HappierPlace Instagram Favorite Photos for May 2019 
#Instagram #naturephotography #nature #outdoors

8 thoughts on “#HappierPlace Instagram Favorites: May 2019

  1. Some of the photos are incredibly magnificent. I think I already follow Silvia and wander. I will follow more photographers from this list now.

  2. Such beautiful photos! This is completely and utterly spectacular!
    I would love to travel here so much. Thanks for sharing

  3. These pictures are absolutely beautiful! It feels like I am reading a nature magazine,such a lovely collection!

  4. What beautiful photography, I do love looking at wildlife photography x

  5. I like the photo of kev_moriarty the most. There is so much emotion in that photo. It made me think of my days as a young girl with my dad. Thanks for sharing these photos. I will search my feed for other photos with that hashtag #happierplace.

  6. What gorgeous photos of nature! I think nature really is the best place for photographers, beautiful images!

  7. Such a lovely collection of photos! My most favorite is the photo of Seiser Alm, it looked surreal! This is indeed a #HappierPlace!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Dea. Yeah, that Seiser Alm is something else – like out of a picture book. And to think that to people who live in that part of Europe, it’s probably quite common.

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