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29 Times Queensland Smashed The World Instameet Record

Here's why the Sunshine State bows to no one. #ThisIsQueensland.

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1. More than a thousand people joined 89 Instameets around Queensland on Saturday.

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2. Aiming to beat a record held by San Diego, photographers met-up to showcase Queensland in all its glory.

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3. The Great Barrier Reef figured prominently.

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4. As did the coast (Queensland has 6,973 km of coastline).

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5. More than 1000 people got involved.

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6. Including some first time Instagramers.

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7. Some participants took to the skies to shoot Fraser Island, the world's biggest sand island.

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8. The day kicked off with sunrise shots a plenty, from Winton in the outback...

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9. ...to the Whitsundays, where mermaids apparently exist.

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10. London-based travel photographer Adrienne Pitts joined the northernmost meet-up, at Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland.

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11. Cowboys pondered the day ahead.

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12. Kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough were up early.

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13. Participants couldn't contain their excitement.

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14. WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE!!!!!?

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15. Some of Queensland's unique wildlife joined the party.

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16. Yep, there were cassowaries.

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19. Of course Nemo came to the party.

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20. Kangaroos were all like "whatever".

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21. Even dogs got involved.

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22. Gavin the photo-bombing parrot fish got involved.

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24. Some insane vistas were captured, like this 360 degree stereoscopic image of Mackay Botanical Gardens.

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25. According to Tourism Queensland, there were 89 events statewide, with 3000+ pictures uploaded before 09:00, smashing the previous record.

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26. The event generated some amazing photos: like this guy showing the safest way to suntan, under the moon's rays.

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29. You really are the second to none.

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