LDS Dad Takes 1.2 Million Instagram Followers on Journey Around the World

by | Nov. 11, 2015

FunMormon Life

MR says: Chris Burkard is a photographer, a world traveler, and a man who fearlessly shares his faith. See some of his stunning photos and learn more about his faith, family, and conversion to the Church.

The last few seconds of light always seem to be the best.

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One of photographer Chris Burkard’s favorite scriptures is found in Doctrine and Covenants 100:12: “Therefore, continue your journey and let your hearts rejoice; for behold, and lo, I am with you even unto the end.”

In the past month, Burkard, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has taken his 1.2 million Instagram followers on a journey from Switzerland to Canada to Norway. Burkard says his travels have made it impossible for him to deny the presence of a higher power.

These days we tend to spend a lot of time looking down at our phones for inspiration. I've realized I have always found the most when I look up.

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“You can’t really travel without feeling like you see (God’s) hand in everything … without, in some capacity, recognizing his overwhelming effect on every human out there,” Burkard said.

Burkard’s own journey began when, as a little boy, he dreamed of traveling the world. It wasn’t until he was 19 and began taking pictures that he saw how he could make that dream a reality.

The Matterhorn could arguably be the most iconic mountain in the world. One thing is certain, the more time you spend in its presence... the smaller you feel. @flyswiss @myswitzerland

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Places worth protecting.

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Dawns perfect symmetry. #explorersgrantAK

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