17 Great Instagram Accounts for Herpers
Instagram’s Best Herping Accounts
Are you new to Instagram? Are you new to Herping? Are you just looking for some amazing Instagramers to follow? If you are, you have come to the right place. As we are nearing the next “herping season” I thought it might be a good idea to post some of the great Instagram accounts I follow. In this post, I will share with you some of my favorite Herping Instagram accounts. These accounts are top-notch. They each bring something great to the table. In no particular order, here we go…..
John is a 17y/o photographer from Maryland. He offers some great shots of Herps and birds. He has shared his work with HerpersGuide.com and is an account I truly enjoy following. Be sure to check out John and his work by following his instagram account! You will not be disappointed. He also has a YouTube channel and you can get the link from his Instagram Bio.
Bill is a great herper I met this year. He came down and did some Herping with my wife, kid, and I this past fall. We had a great time! Several of the photos on my account in October and November are from the week he spent down my way. He and I found a lot of herps. We photographed and released several species in the short time he visited the NC coast. Bill has managed to do a bit of traveling. His account has a variety of herps from all over. Be sure to check out his account.
Taylor is a 19 y/o herper from Canada! He is now an Ecosystem Management Student. His account is great! He offers great reptiles in a very photogenic way. You should check it out. Taylor will be working this year on two priorities for Ontario species. He is targeting the Blue Racer and the Eastern Fox Snake. HerpersGuide.com will be following close to see what happens this year. We are hoping to give an update to our Eastern Racer article based on any findings he has this year. I recommend this account and wish him luck with his Ontario targets this year!!
This is likely one of my most favorite Instagram accounts of all time! This guy is an amazing guy who has a very balanced account. He shares great finds and shares some of his personal pets with us as well. Shaun was one of the first people I began following on Instagram and was one of the first people to follow me that I didn’t already know! He would comment and give me strength to keep going. Without people like him encouraging me, HerpersGuide.com come would likely not exist. Check out his account!
This account, managed by four brothers who all share a passion for Herping. Their account has some great finds. These guys have really been a joy for me to follow. They were one of the first accounts I began following when I became active on Instagram. I have been a fan ever since. Their photographs have steadily improved during the time I have followed them. I look forward to seeing each picture they post. They have contributed many photographs shared in articles found on this site. They were a primary contributor on the Rat Snake Feature we are working on. I strongly recommend following this account! Check them out and be sure to let them know you found them here on HerpersGuide.com.
Aaron is a Southern Ohio reptile enthusiast who has plans to become a herpetologist. Looking through his Instagram account, it’s easy to see that passion first hand. Aaron has some great finds and you can track his work by following his account. He also has a newly started YouTube channel you can find the link for in his Instagram bio. Be sure to check him out!
There is no way to discribe this account without getting you to visit it first hand. This account is one of my most favorite. This account has nothing by high quality photos on it. To call Kenneth an amazing photographer is an understatement. Kenneth is well-respected here at HerpersGuide.com. He has provided many photos for our use. He provided the feature image for the Eastern Racer article. This article has become one of the most viewed articles here at HerpersGuide! I can’t help but think that Kenneth’s racer image is partly responsible for this response.
Aaron Short is from Central Oklahoma. He has over 1.6k followers and his followers grow every day. His account consists of snakes, salamanders, lizards, and any other herp that finds its way into his lens. His account is well-balanced between his love for herpetology and other interest. You can find the occasional bird of prey or even a shout out to his gal, who he gives credit for getting him into herping and photography. Aaron Short was HerpersGuide.com January 2015 Featured Herper.
Kalab is the man behind big_river_herping. At 14 y/o, he is busting out some great stuff. Kalab is from Northern Illinois and loves his herps! With his Canon sx170 in hand, Kalab has captured some amazing photographs of some awesome animals. Turtles, frogs, and snakes make up the majority of his post. Please be sure to check out this cool kid!
Zach is a San Francisco native with an interest in herpetology, field herping, fishing and wildlife photography. When Zach is out herping, he captures his shots with a Canon Rebel T3i. This guy is the real deal. The majority of his account consist of, you guessed it, Herps! Zach does a great job of balancing his Herp shots with the occasional glimpse into his life outside of herping. He shares images of friends and family, and pictures of his band. It is just the right balance of mostly herping with a little of Zach outside of that hobby that dominates his account. He is a must follow. Zach is a blogger and maintains a tumblr.com account. You can find the link to his blog on his Instagram profile. Zach has written for HerpersGuide.com and you can find it Here.
This kid is amazing! Emre is a field herper from New Jersey. His account is filled with photos he has taken. Frogs, Salamanders, Lizards, Turtles, and Snakes, you name it he’s got it. If you are new to herping or a veteran, his account is a must. He comes highly recommended by HerpersGuide.com!
Justin is an amazing photographer and his account will back it up. His Instagram account is full of Herps, birds, and other nature related shots. If you are into Herps and need an account to follow, NoNameKey is a must on your list of people you follow. I have enjoyed his work for some time now. He has also donated several pictures that are found throughout the articles here at HerpersGuide.com. Here and here are a couple of articles. Be sure to check out his work. He also has a flickr account that is in his profile description.
This is most defiantly an account worthy of being followed by any herper! This guy has some great finds and does a great job capturing their beauty in his photographs. He has a great variety of herps. You will get great bird shots also. He is a great herper and his photography will leave you in awe. You got to see it for your self. Check out the swamprattler. He has also contributed to the Copperhead article here on HerpersGuide.com as well. His Copperhead photo became the feature image.
This 23y/o Oklahoma Herper and all around nature lover will amaze you with his finds and his photography. The account is full of herps. I have followed him for some time. In the beginning, I seen voucher shots of some amazing animals. I then seen a post were his Christmas present came early and instantly a photographer was born. His newest shots will amaze you. This is a must have account on your follow list.
“Herp Better.” “Georgia boy who prefers his snakes alive not dead.” “The only good snake is a live snake.” “Photographer of nature but mostly herps.” These are all quotes from his Instagram profile. His account brings those messages home! This guy knows his Herps. I always enjoy checking out what Josh is sharing. Be sure to follow this guy!
Snakemannick is a 22 y/o field herper with some amazing finds!! This account features some great reptiles that are photographed nicely. When you are visiting this account, you cant help but appreciate these amazing animals. This is a must follow account. At 3.3k followers, it is clear the rest of the herping community agrees.
This account is off the chain!! This 22 y/o herper goes by the name of Agkistrodon burgessi, although it’s a funny little scientific name joke, his account is no joke. This account features some amazing photography of some stellar reptiles. His account is a combination of both captive bred subjects and those he has found in the field. This is an account every reptile lover must follow. Be sure to check it out.
So, like I said before, these accounts are in no particular order. They each have something to offer to the herping community. I recommend you check each of them out. I would also like to point out that I follow many accounts on Instagram and there is no way I could post all the accounts I enjoy on this post. For all the accounts I follow, check out my “following” list on my personal account at plaxton53. Thanks for visiting today. Be sure to leave a comment below with your Instagram account or an account you think others should know about! Thanks again.
Be kind to each other. Be kind to the environment. Always catch and release and, Happy Herping!!