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    Why You Should Be Following National Geographic's Instagram

    You've got the whole world in your hands— literally.

    National Geographic Magazine was first published in October 1888.

    Which means National Geographic has been teaching us about our amazing planet for over 125 years.

    And much to everyone's delight you can now follow Nat Geo on Instagram.

    So whether you're a world traveler with an appetite for adventure... animal lover on a never-ending search for cute pictures...

    ...or simply a curious human with a desire to know more about the world you live in...

    There is something to be learned with every picture.

    You can explore a culture you never knew about.

    Get a dose of your daily whimsy.

    Immerse yourself in a world of strange traditions.

    Or virtually visit the most remote places on Earth.

    But really, you'll just be happy you followed, because look at this adorable baby elephant.