In the above cover image, one of my images (that bear & wolf pic) was trending #2 in the very popular #yellowstone hashtag. This was even the same time that Nat Geo was releasing images from their Yellowstone edition magazine.
Pretty much as soon as I started to care about photography, I was looking for ways to get my work out there. Instagram seemed to be a worthy platform to share my content with the world and get instant feedback. As I used it more and more, I found it helping me improve in several ways.