7+ of the Best Instagrams to Follow for Biologists

If you live and breathe biology, here are 7+ great Instagram accounts to follow.
Christopher McFadden

If you're a Biology enthusiast, you really should check out some of these great Instagram accounts. Most, if not all, regularly share excellent biology-related content for your daily delectation. 


The best science influencers on Instagram

Instagram is filled with great accounts for those who love science. 

Sites like influencerintelligence.econsultancy.com suggest you follow some of the following: 

  • Dianna Cowern

  • Natalie Panek

  • Phil Torres

  • Mitchell Moffit

  • Neil Harbisson

  • Abigail Harrison
  • Pardis Sabeti

  • Athena Brensberger

Other great Instagram accounts

If none of the above tickle your fancy, you might want to suggest some of the following too:

  • Scott Kelly

  • Bipolaire61

  • Georgia Aquarium

  • Science Museum

  • Popular Science

  • The Bronx Zoo

  • NASA Goddard

  • Liberty Science Center

The best educational Instagram accounts to follow

Instagram is also home to some great educational channels. Any of the following, for example, are worth checking out:

  • NASA

  • U.S. Department of the Interior

  • Astrophysics

  • The History Channel

  • Curiosity

  • TED

  • National Geographic

Seven great Instagram accounts for Biologists

But if biology is your bag, here are seven great accounts on Instagram to get your daily shot of biology. 

1. Mallory Tate (@mallory_tate) is all about bats

If you love bats, you really must follow Mallory Tate. She is a wildlife technician at the University of Tennessee's Wilcox Bat Lab. 

She loves nothing more than sharing great pics of her work and subjects as well as some great shots of Tennessee from time to time. To get your daily fix of bat pictures, make sure you check her out. 

2. Check out Julius Neilsen (@juniel85) for all your shark and fish needs

A Ph.D. candidate in Biology from the University of Copenhagen, Julius lives and breathes all things sharks and fish. He also regularly posts stunning photos of icebergs, Greenland animals, coastal shots of Greenland as well as more gory pictures of seal autopsies from time to time.

But by far the most interesting stuff is his images of shark tagging. His main focus is on the Greenland shark, and this Instagram account is great if you all share his passion. 

3. Jordan Rutter (@jerutter) loves birds

Jordan Rutter is the Director of PR for the American Bird Conservancy and loves all things birds. She is also a graduate student in conservation sciences at the University of Minnesota.

She often shares great shots of birds as well as the beautiful scenery she is lucky to see every day. Her Instagram will have you rethinking your career choices.

4. @lee_the_scientist is fascinating

Lee Agostini is a Ph.D. candidate in cellular biology at Jefferson University. He loves to share insights into his life and work at the university.

Content includes insights into his sleepless nights, grad student comics, and his research life. He also regularly posts about the most recent results in molecular biology research, so following him can keep you ahead of the curve.

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5. Catherine Cavallo's (@instacavallo) is all about conservation

Catherine Cavallo is a Ph.D. candidate in ecology at Monash University in Australia. She loves nothing than snapping awesome shots of wildlife as part of her work.

She also spends her days analyzing Penguin poo from time to time. If that hasn't sold it to you, we suggest you check out her account to see if there is anything else that suits your fancy.

6. Henry Adams (@henryca23) is a great animal artist

Henry Adams is a wildlife disease ecologist who is also pretty handy with a paintbrush. He is a research technician at the Warnell School of Forestry in Georgia.

Follow him if you love random shots of nature and his excellent sketches. You will not be disappointed!

7. If you love turtles, you must check out Grover Brown (@groverbrown)

Last but by no means least, is this great Instagram account for biologists. Grover is a graduate student at the University of Southern Mississippi who has a penchant for all things turtles. 

He spends his time researching turtles and regularly shares photos of some of his research subjects.  

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