Nature Quotes for Instagram Captions: Inspiration for Your Next Post


Instagram Nature Captions, Quotes to Level Up Your Amazing Outdoor Photos

Warfighter & Peace Seeker Near Taormina Sicily on a Summer Morning

Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your next Instagram post, or just need a little pick-me-up, these Nature captions and Nature quotes are sure to strike a chord.

It doesn’t matter if you are thinking about hiking the Fisherman’s Trail in Portugal, walking across the Geierlay Suspension Bridge or embarking on a hut to hut hike in the Dolomites, these quotes will be sure to inspire.

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Best Quote for Nature Photography

“Be like a headland of rock on which the waves break incessantly, but it stands firm and around it the seething of the waters sinks to rest.” – Marcus Aurelius

That’s from “Meditations”, a journal written about 2,000 years ago by a Roman emperor. Doesn’t it still hold true today?

From my last trip on the Portugal Rota Vicentina Fisherman’s Trail

This quote can be interpreted as a metaphor for the benefits of being in nature, specifically for hiking, and how the nature can be a source of peace and tranquility despite the constant changes and challenges in life.

If Nature was his medicine against the stress of ruling the entire world, I guess it works for me too! If you’re like me and have WAAAAY too many photos and never sure what to say this list will give you some ideas. From hikes on the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites to wandering around your back garden, Nature is everywhere and deserving of some fine words.

  • Read until the end where I show you the most stunning Nature trip in all of Europe (or at least one of them).

Best Captions and Quotes to do Your Nature Images Justice

CategoryNature Captions & Quotes
Best Funny CaptionsI’m not lost, I’m just taking the scenic route.
Best Stoic CaptionNature is not a teacher, it’s a mirror.
Forest Essential CaptionsThe forest is not a maze, it’s a treasure map waiting to be discovered.
Best Nature Quotes“I believe that if children fall in love with wildlife they will grow up wanting to protect it.”
Best One Word Nature CaptionAstonishing

Nature Captions that Are Funny

Dang girl, dang! Near Olpererhutte in Austrian Zillertal Alps in Aquamarine!

Captions for Nature Pics

  1. The trees, they’re no good at standing in lines, but they make up for it with their wild and wacky shapes.
  2. The flowers, they’re always doing something daft like growing in the most unexpected places.
  3. Nature, she’s a bit of a show off, always putting on a colorful display for all to see.
  4. The sun, he thinks he’s so bright and warm, but really he’s just a big yellow ball of gas.
  5. Nature, she’s a bit of a drama queen, always making a fuss with her thunderstorms and hurricanes.
  6. The moon, he’s always changing his mind, one minute full and round, the next a thin crescent.
  7. Nature, she’s a bit of a tease, always hiding her secrets in the depths of the ocean.
  8. The wind, he’s always blowing hot and cold, one minute whispering sweet nothings, the next howling like a banshee.

Nature Quotes That are Funny

  1. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” ― The Buddha
  2. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” ― The Dalai Lama

Stoic Nature Captions for Instagram

Flying on the Olpererhütte Swing Bridge Austria

Instagram Captions About Growth

  1. Nature is not a playground, it’s a battlefield.
  2. The mountains are not a conquest, they are a test of character.
  3. Nature is not a destination, it’s a journey.
  4. The oceans are not to be tamed, they are to be respected.
  5. Nature is not a sanctuary, it’s a challenge.
  6. The forests are not a refuge, they are a proving ground.
  7. Nature is not a teacher, it’s a mirror.
  8. The deserts are not a hindrance, they are a test of survival.
  9. Nature is not a hobby, it’s a way of life.
  10. The wild is not a place to escape, it’s a place to face oneself.

Stoic Nature Quotes

  1. “Roads were made for journeys not destinations.” – Confucius
On the French-German Border in the Wasgau Forest

Captions for Queens of Nature

  1. Nature is my runway and I’m serving looks
  2. Hiking in heels? I do it better
  3. Camping? More like glamping
  4. Mother Nature can keep up with my fabulousness
  5. Riding off into the sunset, looking fabulous
  6. Nature is my catwalk and I’m killing it
  7. Just a queen taking a stroll in her royal garden
  8. Nature is my salon, and I’m getting a fresh new look
  9. I’m not lost, I’m just taking the scenic route
  10. Nature is my stage and I’m stealing the show

Essential Forest Captions

Lago di Braies Italy

Good Captions to Post on Instagram

  1. The forest whispers secrets, but only the bravest ears can hear them.
  2. The trees are not just green, they are a symphony of colors, waiting to be seen.
  3. The forest is not a maze, it’s a treasure map waiting to be discovered.
  4. The trees are not silent, they sing a song, only the still can hear.
  5. The forest is not a playground, it’s an adventure waiting to happen.
  6. The trees are not just a source of oxygen, they are a source of magic.
  7. The forest is not a prison, it’s a sanctuary for the soul.
  8. The trees are not just wood, they are stories waiting to be told.
  9. The forest is not just a place to hike, it’s a place to reconnect with oneself.
  10. The trees are not just a background, they are the main characters in nature’s drama.

Forest Quotes


  1. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir
  2. “The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it provides protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axe-man who destroys it.” – Gandhi
  3. “The forest makes your heart gentle. You become one with it… In the forest, nothing is yours, and yet everything is.” – Zen saying
  4. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

Quotes for Nature Instagram Posts

Quality Time on the Alta Via 1 with Uncle

Nature Quotes for Photos

  1. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
  2. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
  3. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder
  4. “Nature is not a thing, it is a process.” – J.B.S. Haldane
  5. “Nature is the art of God.” – Dante Alighieri
  6. “Nature is not simply a place to be; it is a feeling to be experienced.” – S. Wright
  7. “Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  8. “Nature is a language and every new fact one learns is a new word.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.” – from “Song of Myself” in Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  10. “The beauty of nature is that it is always there for us to find solace in, to find peace in, and to find inspiration in. It reminds us of the power of the present moment and the wonder of the world around us. Embrace the beauty of nature, and let it remind you of the power of your own inner strength.” – Morgan

Top 20 One Word Nature Captions

Quick photoshoot on the hike between Austria and Italy in the Alps


  1. Surreal
  2. Empowering
  3. Resilient
  4. Authentic
  5. Marvelous
  6. Astonishing
  7. Incredible
  8. Unbelievable
  9. Spectacular
  10. Stunning
  11. Breathtaking
  12. Magical
  13. Awesome
  14. Glorious
  15. Wonderland
  16. Enchanted
  17. Wonderstruck
  18. Luminous
  19. Ethereal
  20. Haunting

Adorable Nature Captions

  1. Does that cow have a necklace on?
  2. Not all classrooms have four walls.

Cute Nature Quotes

  1. “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “Nature has a way of finding our weakest spot, but also our strongest.” – Michelle Obama
  3. “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” – John Ruskin
  4. “There’s something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” – Barack Obama

Captions for Nature Beauty

  1. Mountains, Please.

Nature Beauty Quotes


  1. “We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
  2. “If we don’t have a place for nature in our heart, how can we expect nature to have a place for us.” – Abhijit Naskar
  3. “I believe that if children fall in love with wildlife they will grow up wanting to protect it.”
    ― Imogen Taylor

Nature Therapy Captions


Nature is the Best Therapy Quotes


  1. “Our relationship to the natural world shapes not just our physical environment, but our culture, our morality, and our sense of self.” – Barack Obama
  2. “Nature is not separate from us. We are a part of nature, and nature is a part of us.” – Jigme Dorje, Tibetan spiritual leader
  3. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson, Chinese-American philosopher
  4. “Nature is the medicine of the mind.” – John Burroughs, American naturalist
  5. “Nature is not an object, but a process.” – Anindita N. Balslev, Indian philosopher
  6. “The best teacher is nature.” – Confucius, Chinese philosopher
  7. “Nature is the nurse of the mind.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher
  8. “Nature is a canvas, a place to paint the picture of the human psyche with all its complexities.” – Sigmund Freud
  9.  “Not all who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
  10. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” Beverly Sills

Wildlife Instagram Captions


  1. The beauty of nature is not just in its appearance, but in the intricate web of life it supports.
  2. Into the wild.
  3. The more we learn about the natural world, the more awe-inspiring it becomes.
  4. Mother Nature never lies.
  5. The majesty of the wild reminds us of our place in the grand scheme of things.
  6. In the wilderness, we are humbled by the sheer power and resilience of nature.
  7. The wild is not just a place to visit, but a reminder of the beauty and wonder of life itself.
  8. Nature’s diversity and beauty never cease to amaze, even for the most experienced naturalist.”
  9. The natural world is not just a subject of study, but a source of inspiration and wonder.
  10. Nature is not just a resource, but a legacy to be passed down to future generations.

10 Best Wildlife Quotes

  1. “The earth has music for those who listen.” – George Santayana, Spanish philosopher and writer
  2. “Fly fishing is not a braggers game. There’s no glory to win. No competition or comparison between humans. It’s not about growing ego, but removing it. No fish will provide this lesson. It must come from the conscience of the angler. In the most simple explanation, fly fishing is an introspective quest to tame one’s own mind. This can be shared with others, but only discovered alone.”
    ― Daniel J. Rice
  3. “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” – Isaiah 11:6, Bible verse
  4. “Nature is not a decoration; it is a necessity.” – Ann Louise Gittleman, American nutritionist and author
  5. “The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.” – Rachel Carson, American marine biologist and conservationist
  6. “Nature is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey, American author and environmentalist
  7. “Nature is not a thing, it is a process.” – J.B.S. Haldane, British geneticist and evolutionary biologist

Nature Captions for Guys

  1. Mmm-Hmm
  2. Men argue.
  3. That’s what she said. Mother nature! Get your mind out of the gutter.
  4. I love Mother Natch.
  5. WWMND
  6. If I was the avatar would I be a blue tree?
  7. Where’s my cookie?
  8. Never stop hiking!
  9. I love Black Friday in the forest.
  10. Will hiking ruin my gains?

Nature Instagram Quotes for Guys

  1. “Nature is not a place to escape, it’s a bloody opportunity to embrace the wild side of life!” – Monty Python
  2. “Nature is not just a place to relax, it’s a canvas to paint your own story.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  3. “Nature is not a place to escape, it’s a place to flex your muscles and show the world who’s boss!” – Hulk Hogan
  4. “Nature is not just a sanctuary, it’s a gym for the soul.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  5. “Nature is the ultimate teacher, a guide to living life on your own terms.” – Clint Eastwood
  6. “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
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Inspiring vs Cheesy Nature Captions

  1. Nature is my happy place, and I’m never leaving #blessed
  2. Mother Nature always knows how to put on a show #nofilterneeded
  3. Just hanging with my homies…the trees #naturelover
  4. Find your inner peace in the great outdoors #hikemoreworryless
  5. Nature is my therapy and it’s never closed #mentalhealthawareness
  6. The mountains are calling and I must go #adventureawaits
  7. Nature is my sanctuary and it’s always open for business #grateful
  8. I may be lost in the woods, but I’m found in the beauty of nature #exploremore
  9. Life is better when you spend it outside #optoutside
  10. Nature is my church and the trees are my congregation #spiritual

Inspiring Nature Quotes for Instagram

  1. “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” – Barack Obama
  2. “Nature is the best medicine for the mind.” – Sir Richard Branson, British businessman and philanthropist
  3. “Nature is not a luxury, but a necessity. Without beauty, without contact with life, we die inside.” – Sir David Attenborough, British naturalist and broadcaster
  4. “Nature is the most healing and strengthening thing that anyone can have.” – Beatrix Potter, British author and illustrator
  5. “Nature is the art of God.” – Sir Thomas Browne, British author and physician
  6. “Nature is the greatest refreshment in life.” – Sir Winston Churchill, British statesman and Prime Minister
  7. “Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.” – Leonardo da Vinci, Italian polymath
  8. “Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man.” – John Ruskin, British art critic, author, and social reformer
  9. “Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.” – Francis Bacon, British philosopher, statesman and scientist
  10. “Nature is not a place to visit, it is home. We are not visitors in nature, but inhabitants, and if we are to live in harmony with it, we must learn to understand the language of its laws and speak it ourselves.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Best Nature Trip in Europe

If you’re a Nature lover and want an out of this world experience, the Dolomites in the Eastern Italian Alps will knock your socks off with it’s beauty and splendour. The BEST way to experience them is away from the crowds by hiking to and staying at the high elevation mountain huts called rifugios.

Hut to hut hiking will allow you the space and freedom to experience the best of European Nature. Ready to experience the ultimate outdoor adventure? Click here to learn more about the hike with breathtaking beauty and challenges of hut-to-hut hiking in the Dolomites. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Conclusion – KW

From the wisdom of ancient philosophers to the musings of modern poets, these words about nature will remind you of the beauty and wonder that surrounds us all and help your instagram writers block so you can focus capturing more Nature moments.

Author profile: Morgan Fielder is a passionate hiker and writer, physical therapist, and photographer. She is living near Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany and featured giving science-based hiking tips and advice.

​When not out exploring the mountains or sea, she’s writing articles and gear reviews to empower Outdoor Journeys that include family and good food.

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