Instagram is hot – videos and all. And here is one more cool member to follow – the U.S. Interior Department! Details from Mashable:
You Really Should Follow the Interior Department on Instagram
The Interior Department has been on Instagram for almost exactly a year, Director of Digital Strategy Tim Fullerton told Mashable.
“We launched our Instagram just basically to show the public all of the amazing lands that we have across the country,” Fullerton said.
Most of the Interior Department’s Instagram photos come from department staff or from the public’s submissions to photo contests. Interior is running one such contest this summer — the “Summer in America’s Great Outdoors” project, which asks parkgoers to submit their park photography to this Flickr collection.
The Interior’s Instagram account posts a combination of native iPhone or other mobile photographs along with adapted DSLR imagery. Fullerton says he occasionally posts photos he sees tagged in national parks, though only when he’s “gotten explicit permission” from the photographer.
“If we’ve seen some really striking amazing images, we’ve emailed asking for permission,” he said. “We’re always sure to give full credit on Instagram.”
Fullterton also said his team “got a pretty positive response” to early experiments with Instagram video, so he’ll be looking for more opportunities to experiment with it in the future.
Check out the rest of the Interior Department’s photography on its Instagram page. What other official Instagram pages do you enjoy? Share in the comments below.
Images via U.S. Department of the Interior