Photo by: @rosslongphotography Little Lagoon, Shark Bay, Australia

If you look on a map, cities are usually just dots. Islands, doorknobs, bobbing heads on a plane; we’re (sur)rounded by #PPCircles which is this week’s Instagram challenge! Be on the lookout because you’ll start to see them everywhere.

Take us as well as guest judges @helinbereket, @tobishinobi, & @urbanentdecker_ on an adventure. From lily pads in a lake to to the globe we live on, just follow the rules below to enter:


  1. Post or re-post photos/videos according to your interpretation of the theme between Friday, May 17th and noon EST on Friday, May 24th*.
  2. Tag #PPCircles in your caption (if in the comments, we may miss it).
  3. Take us into the moment with you in your caption by sharing 3-4 sentences.
  4. Check the sample below, get creative, and get going!

*NOTE: Entries must be posted or re-posted (i.e. you cannot simply ‘tag’ an older photo/video) from a public account during the challenge period. Those posted from private accounts and/or posted outside of the challenge period will NOT be considered eligible for feature.

We’ll announce the winner and honorable mentions the following week on our Instagram feed based on Quality of ImageQuality of Caption, and Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme.


Hot Air Balloons in Flight over Cappadocia, Turkey
Photo by: @xkflyaway Cappadocia, Turkey

For @passionpassport‘s #PPCircles challenge // My partner and I were staying at a hotel in Cappadocia, and one of the employees told us about a magical sunrise spot that we absolutely had to see. He took out a map and showed us exactly where to go, but in our early-morning stupor, we got lost and almost missed the big event. We finally found the location with only minutes to go. As hot air balloons passed overhead, it felt like the whole Earth was standing still. The light from the desert sun was warm and golden, and we could only hear the clicks of our cameras and the soothing sounds of the flames keeping the balloons aloft. Even though we took a few photos, we were so mesmerized that we didn’t care if we got ‘the shot.’ It was an unforgettable experience that made us both feel incredibly calm and happy — it’s safe to say that Cappadocia brought out the best in us.

Photo and words by: @xkflyaway Cappadocia, Turkey

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