Use one of these nature captions or quotes for your next Instagram post.

By Travel + Leisure
Updated May 15, 2020

Whether you’re heading out into nature for a quick morning walk or going camping in the middle of nowhere for an entire week, the goal is probably to put your phone away and spend some time unplugged. But it’s hard to stay offline entirely when the scenes are so perfectly Instagrammable. While we can't help you with the weak Wi-Fi signal or that steep uphill hike, we can help you find the perfect nature quotes and captions for every snap you take during your outdoor adventure. Your followers will love these inspirational, relatable, and funny nature captions — so pick one for your next post and watch the likes roll in.

Scroll through some of our best ideas below, so you can spend more time exploring our nation's amazing national parks or chasing fleeting natural wonders — and spend less time brainstorming. That way, when the Wi-Fi signal picks up again, you can thank us for your most-liked nature posts ever.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Credit: Jordan Siemens/Getty Images

Best Nature Captions

Chasing waterfalls

Good clean fun in the dirt

Every mountain high, every valley low *insert mountain emoji*

Another day, another sunrise

Psithurism: the sound of wind in trees *insert wind and falling leaves emoji*

The view from the top *insert mountain emoji*

Call of the wild!

As free as a bird *insert bird emoji*

Where the wild things are

(For your picnic) Dining al fresco

Over the moon!

A rolling stone gathers no moss

Forest bathing *insert tree and bathtub emoji*

The early bird catches the worm

Young and wild and free

Funny Nature Captions for Instagram

Branching out *insert tree emoji*

Feeling good-natured

On cloud nine *insert cloud emoji*

Camping hair, don't care

Real jungle > concrete jungle

Going back to my roots *insert tree emoji*

Letting nature take its course

Planting myself here for a while *insert seedling emoji*

Heading for the hills

Tree-t yo’self *insert tree emoji*

The birds and the bees *insert bee emoji*

(For autumn) Free falling *insert falling leaves emoji*

Trails before ales, pines before wines *insert beer and wine emoji*

Flower power

Sun kissed *insert sun and lips emoji*

Nature Captions About Beauty

From sea to shining sea

It’s always worth taking the scenic route

Heaven on Earth

Purple mountain majesty *insert mountain emoji*

Sky above, Earth below *insert world emoji*

Sunshine and roses

Just another day in paradise

(For your star photos) Friday night lights *insert star emoji*

#Nofilter needed

Turns out the grass isn’t always greener on the other side *insert seedling emoji*

Best Nature Quotes

“The mountains are calling, and I must go.” ― John Muir

“From California to the New York Island, this land was made for you and me.” ― Woody Guthrie

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” ― Eleanora Duse

“Spring is nature's way of saying ‘let's party!’” ― Robin Williams

“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ― Jacques-Yves Cousteau

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.'” ― Sylvia Plath

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.” ― Edgar Allen Poe

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”― Margaret Atwood

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” ― William Shakespeare

“The earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“By discovering nature, you discover yourself.” — Maxime Lagacé