Photo by: @thewildlifecouple Costa Rica

The tropics — anywhere between 23°26′12.4″ N and 23°26′12.4″ S latitude — account for 40% of the world’s landmass and 40% of the world’s population. We’re zoning in on the #PPTropical for this week’s Instagram challenge!

Take us as well as guest judges @roamaroo & @vincelimphoto on an adventure. From lush rainforests to sun-beaten sand, so just follow the rules below:


  1. Post or re-post photos/videos according to your interpretation of the theme between Thursday, April 18th and noon EST on Wednesday, April 24th*.
  2. Tag #PPTropical 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.


Green Island in Baa Atoll in Maldives
Photo by: @seefromthesky Baa Atoll, Maldives

For @passionpassport‘s #PPTropical challenge // It was a beautiful morning around 8 a.m. The ocean was calm, and I could hear the sound of waves swaying toward the beach. I was struck by the various shades of blue in front of me. Although many are fond of the hues associated with sunset and sunrise, I believe that the blues found in the Maldives are among the best colors that can be seen on our planet.

Photo and words by: @seefromthesky Baa Atoll, Maldives

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