12 Wistful Instagram Captions for Every Shot of Your Trip to the Desert

The desert may be best known for being dry and desolate, but it can also be quite beautiful.

Whether it's the gateway to your next vacation or your final destination, it doesn't hurt to snap a few incredible pics along the way. If stunning desert shots are crowding your camera roll, post them on Instagram along with one of these wistful captions.

For the pic of you finding respite from the sun in the shade of a towering cactus:

"The desert works constantly to forbid it, and still the cactus blooms."

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For when the wide expanse of the desert makes you feel teeny-tiny:

"I love the desert and its incomparable sense of space."

-Robyn Davidson


For the shot of your latest desert adventure:

"The desert tells a different story every time one ventures on it."

-Robert Edison Fulton Jr.


For capturing your trek across the desert:

"You can't fight the desert. You have to ride with it."

-Louis L'Amour


For when you've had enough of sand, sand and more sand:

"I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere."

-Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones


For when the emptiness of the desert helps you find inner peace:

"Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself."


For when the peace and quiet of the desert finally gives you a chance to kick back and relax:

"A desert is a place without expectation."

-Nadine Gordimer


For the artsy photo of your prints in the sand:

"Take only memories. Leave only footprints."

-Chief Seattle

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For the shot of you quenching your desert thirst:

"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


For the pic of you chilling near a gorgeous desert oasis:

"Life is like a desert. You only regret the oasis you let pass."

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For the stunningly serene photo of the endless desert:

"When you escape to a desert, the silence shouts in your ear."

-Graham Greene


For the pic of you and your S.O. enjoying the quiet of the desert together:

"Even in the most barren desert, one would still feel one's heart beating."

-Marty Rubin


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