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The lengths people go to to take the perfect Instagram travel photo

The best Instagram snaps are often the result of an elusive mix of factors which align to create the perfect upload.

Now, some of the app’s devotees have revealed to MamaMia the complex steps taken in order to capture their best angles.    

The website’s own Adam Bub detailed his experiences in taking in the best out of his surrounds in a picture captured while on a USA road trip.

The best Instagram snaps are often the result of an elusive mix of factors which align to create the perfect upload including Mamamia’s Adam Bub who 

The Commercial Editor wrote how in a bid to find an ‘eerie set of swings’ in the mostly destitute Mojave Desert, his desire for a picture went well off the beaten path.

‘Seven kilometres full of pebbles later, with about a drop of water left in our bottles, we arrived in the blistering 35-degree heat at the ex-retreat, now a scientific research centre,’ he said of the adventure. 

‘There were cars but no one in sight. It was like a horror movie. I made my partner search the premises with me for those swings – we found them, and the mineral springs. I look so happy but I was dehydrating, burning and ever so slightly terrified.’   

Other hilarious examples profiled by the website include a nature-lover who revealed the ‘home truths’ behind his effortlessly ‘natural’ shot of a bottle of champagne.  

One nature-loving user revealed the 'home truths' behind his effortlessly 'natural' shot of a bottle of champagne

One nature-loving user revealed the ‘home truths’ behind his effortlessly ‘natural’ shot of a bottle of champagne

The user said that his partner cut his foot on a rock, he dropped his new iPhone X at the bottom of the water and it took 20 minutes to capture the ‘perfect Instagram worthy snap’.  

Similarly, blogger Rebecca Lee’s eye-watering Gelato captured on the streets of Rome looks almost too good to be true. 

However in a follow up snap, the Sydney-sider revealed the reality of the situation when the sweet treat melted on the way to the picture’s original destination, the ancient Pantheon temple. 

Blogger Rebecca Lee's eye-watering Gelato captured on the streets of Rome looks almost too good to be true but the reality of the situation was that the sweet treat melted on the way to the picture's original destination

Blogger Rebecca Lee's eye-watering Gelato captured on the streets of Rome looks almost too good to be true but the reality of the situation was that the sweet treat melted on the way to the picture's original destination

Blogger Rebecca Lee’s eye-watering Gelato captured on the streets of Rome looks almost too good to be true but the reality of the situation was that the sweet treat melted on the way to the picture’s original destination

Another staffer wrote how the pitfalls of solo travel and the need to capture the ambiance of a Japanese onsen collided during a visit to the country. 

‘Although the photo looks calm, taking it required balancing my camera precariously at the edge, setting off the timer and running back into the water,’ she hilariously revealed. 

She ended up tripping and falling completely naked into the onsen.  

Amy Boyle's  seemingly relaxing flower bath was not all it appeared as she revealed 'once you took your pictures the bath was basically unusable

Amy Boyle’s seemingly relaxing flower bath was not all it appeared as she revealed ‘once you took your pictures the bath was basically unusable

Another staffer wrote how the pitfalls of solo travel and the need to capture the ambiance of a Japanese onsen collided during a visit to the country 

Another staffer wrote how the pitfalls of solo travel and the need to capture the ambiance of a Japanese onsen collided during a visit to the country 

And the water-based antics continued with Amy Boyle’s holiday, when her seemingly relaxing flower bath was not all it appeared. 

‘The flowers were making me itchy and holding my leg up was actually such a challenge and giving me a cramp – afterwards I had to pick off all the wet petals to make sure none went in the pool,’ she said.

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