Nature Hashtags | A 2020 guide (copy and paste lists)

You’ve taken the perfect nature photograph, and it’s ready for posting to your social network of choice: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the like. But, particularly for Instagram, your challenge is to ensure it gets the maximum exposure, right? That’s where you need to consider nature hashtags.

In this guide to nature hashtags, we aim to give you a list of the best hashtags about nature in different categories for your copy and paste pleasure.

Nature Hashtags header

But, more than that, if you’re going to grow your account, you also need to consider getting the right hashtag ‘recipe’, as well as broadening your reach with Instagram Feature Accounts in the nature, landscape and photography niche. These are accounts that feature your work to their huge followings, bringing you more followers and engagement.

So, beyond the initial list of hashtags, do read on for more tips and tricks on how to use the right nature hashtags and how to send your posts viral!

Top 10 nature hashtags 2020

You probably shouldn’t use the following, but perhaps you – like us – find it fascinating how many posts each hashtag attracts? Here are the Top 10 hashtags for nature, by volume:

  • #nature
  • #naturephotography
  • #naturelovers
  • #naturelover
  • #natureza
  • #naturegram
  • #natureaddict
  • #naturephoto
  • #naturelove
  • #natureshots
Infographic of the top 10 nature hashtags on instagram

Nature hashtags – top, very popular and popular categories

Top Nature Categories

#naturewalk #naturegram #naturelove #natureonly #natureporn #bestnatureshot #natureshots #naturephoto #landscapes #planet #earthpix #nakedplanet #nature_lovers #naturesbeauty #natureaddict #wildlifephotography #discoverglobe #ilovenature #earthofficial #marvelshots #naturehippys #nationalgeographic #landscapephotography #landscapehunter #fantastic_earth #theworldshotz #awesome_earthpix #jungle #conservation #landscape_lover #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #theglobewanderer #earthfocus #climbing #outdoorslife #discoverearth #places_wow #keepitwild #roamtheplanet #fantastic_earth #fiftyshades_of_nature #adventurethatislife #ourplanetdaily #stayandwander #naturepics #naturepic #natures_hub #natureshot #nature_of_our_world #natureisbeautiful #naturebeauty #earthpics #awesomeglobe #natureperfection #wildlife_perfection #earth_shotz #ig_landscapes #animallove #natgeohub #natgeowild #natgeolandscape #natgeocreative #planetearth #ecology #splendid_earth #earth_portraits #beautyofnature

Hashtags for nature - Rice fields Malaysia

Very Popular Nature Categories

#naturehub #natureloversgallery #natureview #natureheals #naturephotos #natureisart #nature_photo #wildanimals #wildanimal #landscapephoto #naturelife #igworldglobal  #wildlife_seekers #respectnature #dream_spots #endangered #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephoto #wildlifephotographer #mthrworld #majestic_earth #mammal #bigcats #bigcat #natureisamazing #pocket_world #ig_divineshots #visual_heaven #biodiversity #saveearth #loveearth #outdoorsy #outdoorfun #mountainscape #earthexperience

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Popular Nature Categories

#naturegood #naturerocks #naturevibes #natureloves #naturepicture #naturepark #naturepower #wildliferescue #earthawesome #earthpic #protectnature #wildlifelover #wildliferefuge #wildlifephotos #conservationphotography #natureiscool #natureislife #appreciatenature #natureisperfect #criticallyendangered

Nature hashtags - wildlife elephants

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General nature hashtags – landscape & photography

Landscapes

#beautifullandscape #landscape_perfection #landscapeart #landscape #landscapeofnorway #landscapedesign #landscapers #landscape_kings #landscapearchitect #landscapedesigner #landscapelover #landscapehunter #landscape_collection #landscapearchitecture #landscaper #landscapestylesgf #landscape_captures #landscape_lover #landscape_russia #landscapecaptures #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #landscape_capture #landscapepainting #landscapephoto #landscape_lovers #landscapephotos #landscapeporn #landscape_love #landscapes #landscape_hunter #landscapeshot

Photography

#JustGoShoot #InstaGood #InstaPhoto #PicOfTheDay #PhotoOfTheDay #Photogram #Capture #PhotographyDaily #PhotographyIsLife #Camera #Composition #Photoshop #Instadaily #Igers #HDR #HDRspotters #Instafocus #IGworldclub #Visuals #Aesthetics #ThroughTheLens #Snapshot #Exposure #Moment #PhotographyAddict #Nature_Photo

Nature hashtags - sunrise

Specific nature hashtags – wildlife, hiking, outdoors, mountains, waterfalls, seasons

Wildlife

#wildlifeonearth #seewildlife #wildlifepics #wildlifeofinstagram #wildlife #wildlife_photography #wildlife_captures #wildlifeperfection #wildlifephotography #wildlifepage #wildlifeprotection #wildlifephotographic #wildlifetour #wildlifetrust #wildlife_inspired #wildlife_shots #wildlifeartist #wildlifecentral #wildlife_vision #wildlifechile #wildlifeig #wildlifeseekers #wildlifeowners #wildlifefriend

Wildlife and nature hashtags

Outdoors

#lessismoreoutdoors #outdoorslife #seekingtheoutdoors #outdoorslover #outdoors360 #outdoors #ncoutdoors #outdoorshooting #goneoutdoors #outdoorspaces #outdoorsports #exploreoutdoors #theruffoutdoors #outdoorsy #gardaoutdoors #outdoorshoot #outdoorstyle #outdoorsecond #theearthoutdoors #briskoutdoors #outdoorsupply #exploretheoutdoors #outdoorspace

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Hiking

#mountainhiking #hiking #hiking_daily #hikingislife #hikingviews #hiking? #hikingtime  #hiking_my_life #hikingtherapy #hikingvibes #hikinglifestyle #hiking_lifestyle #hikinglove #hikinglovers #hikingfun #hiking_hobby #hikingtheglobe #thruhiking #hikingaddict #hikingadventures #hikingworldwide #hiking?

Hiking hashtags

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Waterfalls

#waterfalling #waterfallchasing #waterfall? #waterfallsofinstagram #waterfall #waterfallporn #waterfall_lover #waterfalls #waterfallhike #waterfalladventures #waterfallphotography #waterfallsfordays #waterfalllovers #bestwaterfalls #waterfallwednesday #waterfallselfie #waterfallchaser #waterfalltrail #waterfallfordays #waterfalls? #waterfallhunting

Waterfall

Mountains

#mountainstones #mountain #mountaineers #mountaineer #mountains #mountainlove #mountainlovers #mountainlife #mountainlover #mountains? #mountain_world #mountainclimbing #mountainworld #mountainview  #mountainside #mountainstories #mountainesia #mountainphotography #mountaineering #mountaintop

Forests

#forest #forests #forestry #forestlife #forestwalk #forestlovers #forestpark #forestfloor  forestphotography #forestlove #forestwalks #forestspirit #forestdweller #forestlover

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Flowers

#flowers #flowerstagram #flowersofinstagram #flowerslovers #flowerstalking #flowersandmacro #flowersoftheday #flowerslover #flowerstyle #flowersgram #flowersmakemehappy #flowersphotography #flowersofig #flowerstarz #flowershot #flowersinstagram #flowerseverywhere #flowerstagramer #flowerslove #flowersworld

Summer

#summertime #summer #summerfun #summervibes #summerday #summernails #summer20 #summers #summertime? #summertimelovin #summertimeiscoming #summertimefeels #summertimes #summertime2020 #summertime? #summertimevibes #summertimeandthelivingseasy #summertime #summertimefine #summertimefun☀️ #summertimelove #summertimefun #summertimemagic # #summertimeshine

Summer hashtags

Winter

#winterfun #winter #wintersun #winterwonderland #winterishere #winterstyle #winters #wintervibes #winterday  #winterjam #winter❄️ #winter19 #wintry #frosty #snow #snowlife

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Spring

#springs #springsummer #springwatch #springtime #springrolls #springfield #springnails #springdecor #springtime? #springsummer19 #springsummer2020 #spring

Autumn / Fall

#autumn #vscoautumn #loveautumn #autumn? #autumnleaves #autumnlover #autumnal #autumnday #autumncolors #autumnaesthetic #autumndecor #autumnvibes #autumnmood #autumnvibes? #autumncolors? #autumnwinter #autumn?? #autumn?

Why use hashtags?

Unless your account is set to private, you’re probably looking to grow your Instagram account, increasing your engagement (likes, comments, views) and following. Hashtags is a key way to do this -we’ve actually covered it in great detail in our free Instagram Hashtag Cheat Sheet.

In short, hashtags ‘expose’ your posts and stories to more people that are following it, increasing visibility and possibly attracting more followers. On our best posts, we get up to 80% more views through hashtags, so they are essential for success!

Nature hashtags - lake

Creating your nature hashtag recipe

Now if you’re just going to use all the most popular hashtags I’m sorry to deliver some bad news: you might not see any results. Instagram’s algorithm is constantly changing but it’s definitely always true that it’s difficult to find yourself in the Top 9 for a hashtag if it’s very competitive. So, a hashtag like #nature with 457 million posts would be significantly more difficult than, say, #appreciatenature, which has only 75,000.

The best way to see which hashtags work for you is to mix it up! Try different volumes of hashtags to see if you can trend.

Here’s our personal recipe for hashtags. It includes a mix of 28 hashtags, so you can add 2 ‘wildcards’ to make up your maximum 30 hashtags.

  • 7-8 very popular hashtags – think 100 – 500k posts but no more than 1 million
  • 7-8 popular hashtags – try hashtags with over 10k but definitely less than 100k
  • 5-6 niche hashtags – think about your niche. Are you in the travel industry, or just love clothing and style? Choose hashtags related to your image and your industry or focus
  • 3-4 branded hashtags – wearing a specific dress or shoes? What about being in a specific region or area? Find hashtags for the brand or for the place you’re in
  • 1 own hashtag – use your account name as your own hashtag. You never know when you’ll grow big enough for other Instagram accounts to use it!
Infographic for Instagram Hashtags Cheat Sheet

Using Instagram search for nature and related keywords

More than just using the list we’ve given you, it’s good to consider other elements of your picture. Does it have a beautiful sky, or a sunset, or a rainbow perhaps?

You can either use a hashtag generator to find related words – we like All Hashtag and Instavast (where you can even upload a picture to get suggestions). But, actually the best (totally free!) way to find good nature hashtags is to use the search functionality right at your fingertips: Instagram search!

We have found that the best tool on the market is Hashtags For Likes – there is a small monthly fee but you can cancel anytime, and the results you get are far better than any free tool on the market.

In the example below we’ve used one of the very popular hashtags #naturephotos and it has given us some great options including #naturephotoshoot (70k posts) and #naturephotoportal (176k).

Screenshot of nature hashtags in Instagram

The Best Nature Tag for Feature Accounts

Beyond using a hashtag recipe, another way to increase reach on your account is to work with so-called Instagram Feature Accounts. These are community or ‘hub’ accounts which feature great posts in their niche.

Increasingly some of these accounts ask you to pay for their feature but there are still heaps of free accounts out there, looking for good content.

Getting your post featured by one of these accounts involves a number of steps including the right hashtag, photo tagging and messaging, which we have covered in our Guide to Getting Featured here.

Luckily, the nature photography category has quite a few of these accounts including some of our favourites like @discoverearth, @earthpix, @visualsoflife, @agameoftones, @artofvisuals @passionpassport and @waitingontheworld

Nature Tag for Feature Instagram Accounts

Bonus: Using nature hashtags in your Instagram stories & carousel posts

You know what Instagram Stories are great for? TESTING! You can use different nature hashtags in your stories and see which ones perform best. Make sure you change your account to a Business or Creator account, and you’ll get Instagram Insights, which shows you how many people have viewed your Stories. Try a different hashtag with each story frame and see which ones gets the most views…

We also thought it was worth bringing up an Instagram ‘bug’ that you might not be aware of. When you post a carousel post in your feed, i.e. a post which has more than one photograph, usually the hashtags won’t work at all. Our suggestion? Test and try it out!

Beach hashtags

Instagram nature hashtag frequently asked questions

What is the maximum number of nature hashtags you can insert in a comment on an Instagram photo?

You can insert a maximum of 30 hashtags in your posts. However, it’s worth trying lower numbers and mixing it up.

How do I find all the photos using a specific Instagram nature hashtag?

Simple, just search the hashtag in Instagram’s search bar, and you’ll find all the photos sorted by Top and by Recent.

Should I put the nature hashtags in the caption or the comment?

Either is fine. After extensive testing there seems to be no difference in how Instagram treats hashtags whether in the caption or comment, so do whichever you prefer!

Want more Instagram content? We have a number of other awesome guides including for Couple Hashtags, Hashtags for Selfies and even the best Love Hashtags!

Essential Instagram growth tools

Want to increase your engagement on Instagram? Other than great content, there are a handful of tools we love that either support your account growth, or just help to increase engagement on existing posts and stories.

Hashtags for Likes
Hashtags are one of the best tools to get views from accounts that don’t follow you. This service finds custom hashtag lists that are worth the investment, and helps personalise them to ensure you get maximum reach (and follows) on each post. You can find out which hashtags are bringing you followers. They have a 14 day moneyback guarantee, which you can try here.  

Tailwind
There are lots of scheduling tools and apps out there but we like Tailwind since you can also connect a Pinterest account, and it’s the best one on the market. Tailwind’s Instagram tool lets you schedule photos and videos, gives you 1 click hashtag suggestions and has a SmartSchedule to post when your audience is most engaged. You can get one month free (no credit card required!) here.

Kicksta
If you don’t want to go full automation, this tool is a great choice. With auto like functionalities, it grows your account slowly and can avoid blocks on your account. Kicksta is a cheaper (albeit not as well-rounded) alternative to Ingramer and competitors in that niche. Try it out here.


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