Close your eyes. If you think of “adventure,” what comes to mind? If nature popped into your head, this week’s #PPWilderness Instagram challenge is for you! From the Amazon Rainforest to the Serengeti Plain, where’s the farthest from civilization you’ve ever been?

We’re thrilled to be joined by guest judges @georgebturner (wildlife photographer) and @lonelywhale (clean ocean advocacy NFP) who can’t wait to see where your entries take us! Check their feeds for inspiration and follow the guidelines below to tell your story.


  1. Post or re-post photos/videos according to your interpretation of the theme between Tuesday, January 16th and 11:59am EST on Sunday, January 21st*.
  2. Tag @passionpassport and #PPWilderness in your caption (if in the comments, we may miss it).
  3. Tell us where you went to escape modern life and how it unleashed the spirit of adventure from within.
  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 Monday, January 22nd on our Instagram feed based on the guest judges’ scoring of Quality of ImageQuality of Caption, and Creativity/Interpretation of the Theme.


Kayaking Surrounded by Trees in Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, USA
Photo by: @marselvanoosten Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, USA

For @passionpassport‘s #PPWilderness challenge // The internet has made the world seem smaller and smaller. With millions of photographs posted on social media every day, it can seem like there’s no place left that is still fresh, wild, and untouched. Luckily, this is not the case. You just have to put in a little more effort and travel off the beaten track to find those special places — and they may be closer to home than you think. Perhaps, they are only accessible by kayak.

Photo and words by: @marselvanoosten Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, USA


For further inspiration, make sure to hop on our #passionpassport “Into The Wild” twitter chat at 2:30pm EST this Wednesday, January 17th.

Check our full Terms & Conditions, and contact our IG Manager Elliot Vernon at with any questions.


Top photo by: @andelpaulmann Norway