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This year, Nikon — as part of the camera company's 100th anniversary — is celebrating by highlighting 100 young, up-and-coming photographers on their Instagram.

20 of the best up-and-coming photographers across the world you can follow on Instagram

Handpicked by the Nikon team, these photographers entered by using the hashtag #Nikon100 on their Instagram posts. The hashtag, which received an overwhelming number of entry posts — 64,658 to be exact— were analyzed and chosen based on technical skill. A wide range of subject matter was considered, and entries came in from all over the world.

All the photographs were taken with Nikon camera gear, and winners were announced on Nikon's Instagram for a 100 days in a row. Below, see 20 of the 100 hand-picked winners. 

We've chosen our favorite 20 photographers to follow.

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Sleeping Cat Rock

One of my new favorite spots at JTNP. If the moon, sun or in this case, car headlights hit the rock just right, it looks like a cat taking a nap. This is the same rock formation where I found the balanced rocks with the hole in the middle. That’s what I love about this place. No matter how many times you’ve been, you’re bound to find something new every time you go. Definitely a reason to keep it preserved.


Foreground: 60s, f/ 11, ISO 1000, 14mm
Sky: 10s, f/ 1.8, ISO 6400, 50mm - Pano
Gear: @nikonusa D750, Nikkor 14-24mm f/ 2.8, Nikkor 50mm f /1.8, @dolicacorp carbon fiber tripod