06/05/2016 3:55 PM AEST | Updated 28/09/2016 10:00 PM AEST

National Geographic Photographers You Should Follow On Instagram

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CONGO - FEBRUARY 17: Kob (Kobus kob), Bovidae, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

When it comes to phenomenal photographs, you'd be hard pressed to find images more stunning than the ones taken by photographers on assignment for National Geographic.

With a focus on cultures, animals and environments, Nat Geo has a pretty stunning range of subjects to begin with (let's be real -- seal pups in the arctic are always going to beat, say, politicians in Canberra) and its Instagram account can prove a welcome relief from cat videos and beauty tutorials.

Don't believe us? Here are some of our favourite images captured by Nat Geo photographers. Don't act like you're not impressed.

Ciril Jazbec

Based in Slovenia, Jazbec has been working as a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine since 2014.

Follow him for: people, animals and things that make you go brrrr.

Joel Sartore

A freelance photographer for Nat Geo, Joel Sartore has produced more than 30 stories for the publication.

He is also the founder of The Photo Ark.

Follow him for: animals.

A Syrian brown #bear at the #Budapest Zoo. #joelsartore #beautiful #photooftheday #photoark

A photo posted by Joel Sartore - Photo Ark (@joelsartore) on

Meet Malie, an #endangered, 12-year-old Australian sea lion at the @TarongaZoo in #Australia. #photoark #natgeo

A photo posted by Joel Sartore - Photo Ark (@joelsartore) on

Brian Skerry

Skerry has been a contract photographer for Nat Geo since 1998, specialising in marine wildlife and underwater environments.

Follow him for: all things under the sea.

Ami Vitale

Based in Montana, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and an ambassador for Nikon.

She is also a member of Ripple Effect Images, an organisation which, as detailed on her website, is made up of "renowned female scientists, writers, photographers and filmmakers working together to create powerful and persuasive stories that shed light on the hardships women in developing countries face and the programs that can help them."

Follow her for: wildlife and environment, women.

Beverly Joubert

Joubert is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and has specialised in African photography for almost 30 years.

Follow her for: All things Africa.

Jason Edwards

Edwards hails from our very own Melbourne and has been heavily involved in natural history photography for more than two decades.

He is also an International League of Conservation Photographers Fellow.

Follow him for: animals, landscapes, people and Aussie content.

Jodi Cobb

Cobb is a staff and freelance photographer with National Geographic and was the first woman named White House Photographer of the Year.

Follow her for: people.