Laura & Mike in Chile amongst trees, a lake, mountains, and more nature.

111+ Best Nature Captions, Quotes, & Puns For Instagram In 2024


Nature is a source of inspiration for many people, and Instagram has become a platform for sharing that inspiration with others. Whether it’s the breathtaking views of mountains, the serene beauty of a forest, or the tranquility of a beach, nature has a way of captivating us and making us feel connected to the world around us.

Now, I have to be completely honest. While we have an Instagram account, we don’t like spending much time feeding the social media hamster wheel. But that doesn’t stop us from creating witty captions, quotes, and puns that will wow your friends, family, and general audience.

This article will provide you with the best nature captions for Instagram to inspire and enhance your photos.

Best Nature & Outdoors Instagram Captions

From the smallest blade of grass to the highest mountain peaks, nature is a constant source of beauty, inspiration, and wonder.

Laura standing out over Steamboat Lake on a hike up Hahn's Peak: a beautiful view of nature.

Here are some of the best general nature captions for your Instagram pictures:

  • “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
  • “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
  • “The earth has music for those who listen.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
  • “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats
  • “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir
  • “The poetry of earth is never dead.” – John Keats
  • “Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.” – Gary Snyder
  • “The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.” – Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings
  • “Nature is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.”
  • “The sky’s the limit”
  • “Nature is the best therapist.”
  • “Take a walk on the wild side.”
  • “The beach is my happy place.”

Nature Captions About Mountains

Are you looking for the perfect caption or quotes to go with your stunning mountain photos on Instagram? Okay, well you’ve come to the right place because we are OBSESSED with mountains. If I had to choose between the beach and mountains, I’m picking mountains every single time.

Standing on Sary Mogol Pass Looking Out To Beshkol Lake and the Surrounding Alay Mountains
  • “What goes up, must come down (except for mountains).”
  • “Peak-a-boo, I see you, mountain.”
  • “Feeling on top of the world.”
  • “Elevate your perspective.”
  • “High on life and mountains.”
  • “Reaching new heights.”
  • “It’s all downhill from here… or is it?”
  • “Mountain hair, don’t care.”
  • In peak condition for this mountain climb.”
  • “Rocking this mountain climb.”
  • “Ridge-iculously stunning view.”
  • “Just another day in the office… on top of a mountain.”
  • “Mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir
  • “I’m not lost, I’m just exploring the mountains.”
  • “A mountain a day keeps the doctor away.”
  • “Climbing mountains, chasing dreams.”
  • “I’ve got a mountain to climb and a world to see.”
  • “The mountains are my happy pill.”
  • “I’m in a committed relationship with mountains.”

Mountains have a way of inspiring us and reminding us of the beauty and vastness of the natural world. We spend the majority of the summer months in the mountains, hiking the most incredible trails and finding the most beautiful mountain lakes.

In the winter, we frequently travel abroad to find the best hiking trails on the other side of the world. Any excuse to escape to the mountains, we’ll take it.

Nature Captions & Funny Puns About Trees

It’s impossible not to be in awe of the towering trees surrounding you as you walk through any forest. Personally, I like to think about how old each tree is and the things it has survived over the years.

Hammock Near The Lake In Oregon

Each tree is unique with patterns and its own story of growth and adaptation. Some have weathered centuries of storms and droughts, while others are still young and reaching for the sun.

  • Standing tall and proud, reaching for the sky. #treelove
  • The beauty of nature never ceases to amaze me. #naturelovers
  • Every tree has a story to tell.
  • Take a deep breath and let the tranquility of the forest wash over you.
  • The world is a more beautiful place because of trees.
  • The intricate patterns of tree bark are works of art in their own right.
  • Trees are the lungs of the earth.
  • Watching the leaves dance in the breeze is a reminder to find joy in the simple things.
  • “I don’t mean to be sappy, but I love trees.”
  • “You can always count on trees for some fir real shade.”
  • “I’m pining for some time in the forest.”
  • “Tree-t yo’self to a little nature time.”
  • “I’m having a tree-mendous time out here.”
  • “This tree is always up for a good lumber party.”
  • “The rustle of leaves is the earth’s whisper.”
  • “The deeper the roots, the stronger the tree.”
  • “Trees remind us that there is beauty in every season.”
  • “The forest is a place to get lost and find yourself.”
  • “The smell of fresh pine is like a hug from nature.”

In a world that is becoming overwhelmingly industrialized, it’s no wonder that spending time in nature amongst trees can reduce stress and improve overall well-being. But beyond their therapeutic benefits, trees are also vital to the health of our planet.

Nature Captions About The Sky

The sky is a canvas that constantly changes and transforms into something new. From fiery orange sunsets to sunrises with streaks of pink to the moody blues and grays of a storm, you never know what each day will bring.

Sitting on the Edge of Pilot Butte in Bend, Oregon.

One of the coolest things about being a travel blogger is experiencing the sky (both night and day) in various locations around the world. The mixed bag of colors and cloud formations always makes for an amazing Instagram picture.

Here are some of the best nature captions about the sky for your next Instagram masterpiece:

  • The sky is the ultimate work of art, painted by nature itself.
  • Clouds are like snowflakes.. no two are ever the same.
  • The beauty of the sky is a reminder that nature is always there to lift us up.
  • Every sunrise is a new beginning. A chance to start fresh.
  • Every sunset is a reminder to slow down and appreciate the beauty around us.
  • Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too.
  • I’m on cloud nine, thanks to this beautiful sky.
  • Sky above, earth below, peace within.
  • The sky is a playground for the imagination.
  • The sky is a reminder that there is always light, even in the darkness.

In the vastness of the sky, we are reminded of the unlimited possibilities that exist for us. When we gaze up at the stars and watch the clouds drift by, we are filled with a sense of wonder.

As someone who loves meditation, I use the sky as a reminder to breathe, remain calm, and come back to reality. Nature also reminds us that no matter what situation were’re in, there is always something beautiful to be found.

Nature Quotes About Rain or Water

Looking for nature quotes about rain or water?

Let’s be honest, rainy days aren’t always the best. Mike and I typically spend rainy days inside working, cleaning, and relaxing. But, there are rare occasions where rainstorms are better enjoyed outside… IN the storm.

A photo of a rainy day in nature with fog and trees.

If you’ve encountered a few unique experiences where you’re stuck in nature during a rain storm, here are some quotes and captions for your Instagram pictures:

  • “I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain. What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again.” – Gene Kelly
  • “Rainy days are perfect for reflection and introspection.”
  • “Rain is the sound of life.”
  • “Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  • “The sound of rain needs no translation.” – Alan Watt
  • “Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” – John Updike
  • “Rain is not just drops of water. It’s the love of the sky for the earth.”
  • “A rainy day is a special gift to readers.” – Amy Miles
  • Rain is nature’s way of washing away our troubles.
  • The rain is a baptism for the earth.
  • Rain is a symphony for the senses.
  • Rain is like a lullaby for the soul.
  • Rainy days are perfect for long walks and deep thoughts.
  • Rain is nature’s way of cleansing the earth and renewing life.

Best Outdoor & Nature Quotes For Instagram

We’ve gone through captions and quotes for all things nature including rain, the sky, trees, and more. But what about general outdoor quotes for your Instagram posts?

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Here are even more options for your nature-inspired Instagram pictures:

  • “There is no WiFi in the forest, but you will find a better connection.”
  • “The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.”
  • “Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.” – Gary Snyder
  • “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” – Alice Walker
  • “The earth has its music for those who will listen.” – George Santayana
  • “The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.” – Natalie Angier
  • “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Bertrand Russell
  • “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Jo Walton
  • “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir
  • “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
  • “Leave the road, take the trails.” – Pythagoras
  • “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost
  • “Happiness is a walk in the woods.” – Unknown
  • “Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “The journey, not the arrival, matters.” – T.S. Eliot
  • “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” – John Burroughs
  • “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

The above quotes and captions are some of my favorite nature sayings. They really hit home, especially when reminiscing about hikes and adventures we’ve had around the world.

My absolutely favorite nature quote from above is the one from Albert Einstein. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” It couldn’t be more accurate.

Funny Nature Puns For Instagram Captions

You don’t need to be a genius to hangout on social media (I think we all know that 😂), but puns can definitely help you improve your “wit game”. Here are some creative and funny nature puns for your Instagram captions:

  • I’m on cloud pine enjoying this beautiful scenery.
  • Nature has a way of making everything pine.
  • I’m in a tree-mendous mood for some fresh air and sunshine.
  • Alpaca my bags and head out into nature.
  • I’m a real fun-gi to be around when I’m in nature.
  • I’m not going to let a little rain dampen my love for nature.
  • I’m root-ing for more time outside in nature.
  • I’m in a tree-mendous mood for some fresh air and sunshine.
  • Don’t be afraid to branch out and explore the great outdoors.
  • Leaf me alone, I’m enjoying nature.
  • Don’t be afraid to take a walk on the wildflower side.
  • Be-leaf in the power of nature to rejuvenate and inspire us.
  • Nature is always the root of all beauty.
  • I’m always pine-ing for some time in the great outdoors.
  • Let’s get otter here and enjoy some nature.
  • I’m not horsing around when I say I need more nature and less work.
  • Let’s not take nature for granite – it’s a precious gift to be cherished and protected.

Are some of these a little too cheesy for you? Puns and dad jokes go hand-in-hand: sometimes funny, but always getting the job done!

The Wrap-Up

Although we aren’t the biggest fans of social media, we hope you’ve found a clever caption for your next post. Nature quotes and captions can add a touch of humor, creativity, and/or personality to your Instagram posts while also showcasing your appreciation for the natural world.

Explore on and keep the awesome content coming!