All it takes is a trending hashtag or a pastel backdrop. Here’s a list of just a few of the places Instagram has ruined in the past year. Let’s resolve to do better from here on out.
Mount Everest’s base camp in Tibet has been closed by the government due to excessive human visitation and a growing trash problem.
When Justin Beiber shot his music video «I’ll Show You» in 2015 in Iceland’s Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, it’s fair to assume that he didn’t intend to hasten the beautiful location’s demise. But the canyon, which is east of Reykjavik, is being closed for the month of June due to an unmanageable amount of foot traffic from increased visitors.
Just eight days after the farm invited visitors, it had to demand everyone go home, and take their selfie sticks with them. «We are farmers,» the farmer told the New York Times. «We don’t want to be famous».