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#takemeback pics for summer hols inspo

Man taking a group selfie on a beach

These days it’s all Snapchat and Instagram stories, with holiday pics lasting just 24 hours at a time. But if you’re going to achieve a proper #humblebrag this summer, it’s time to up your game with a shot that’s worthy of a new profile pic. Think adventurous location off the beaten track and you’re halfway to wowing your followers.

With the Galaxy S10+, you can elevate your adventure holiday photography with a range of features that will light up social feeds. It combines five cameras, including a 10MP front-facing lens and a 16MP ultra wide angle lens to the rear, to ensure that all perspectives are covered when you’re searching for that flawless image.

To give you some inspiration for your next adventure, we’ve picked four spots from around the world where you can embark on amazing, sporty activities and capture the world’s best profile pics at the same time.

Man surfing on a giant wave in Bali

Ride a wave in Bali

Surfing alongside Bali’s beautiful beaches should be on the bucket list of any adventurer. This province of Indonesia is home to some of the world’s most exceptional beaches and regularly attracts thousands of surf-mad tourists from nearby Australia and the rest of the world to its shores.

Grab your board and head straight to the beaches of Uluwatu or Canggu. If the surf’s up, you’ll be greeted by fellow wave-hungry surfers hoping to catch the barreling breakers forming in crystal-clear waters.

The water and dust resistance of the S10+ gives your travel companion the opportunity to catch you riding waves mid-break from the comfort of the shoreline. Try paddling out during golden hour to give your pictures or live videos even more exclusivity.

Man sandboarding on a Bali Beach

Get your just desert in Peru

If you’re on board with surfing but prefer to keep dry on holiday, perhaps sandboarding is more your speed. For a truly unique experience, there’s no better place to ride the dunes than near the desert oasis village of Huacachina, Peru.

Despite a year-round population of around 100, this incredibly distinctive village and hidden lagoon attracts thousands of tourists each year eager to tackle the steep sandy slopes nearby with boards, skis, and even 4x4s.

With the S10+’s Live Focus mode and its 3D Depth Camera, you can switch between background blur and focus with ease depending on what effect you need. Your sandboarding snaps and videos will be sure to stand out with a new level of professional-looking quality.

Man cycling in the Tour de France

Go for a spin in France

France has an esteemed cycling tradition stemming from the globally renowned Tour de France and its iconic yellow winner’s jersey, often worn with a backdrop of breathtaking mountainside locations.

Sure, you might not be at the cycling level of Eddie Merckx, but you can still ride through some of the luscious locations that make the Tour de France so captivating. And there’s none more so than the Pyrenees Mountains. Covering an area of 20,000 miles with an average height of 3,500 feet, there are plenty of routes giving you ample opportunity to stop and photograph the sprawling vistas.

The S10+’s 16MP Ultra Wide Camera is the perfect comrade for capturing these imperious landscapes with its panoramic ability. Set the camera on a timer and it will fit both you and a host of mountain peaks in the frame, showing off your post-cycle pride in all its glory.

Man taking a selfie on Japan’s most famous mountain, Mount Fuji

Ski in Japan

Although you can’t actually ski on Japan’s most famous mountain, Mount Fuji, there are plenty of epic runs nearby that offer crisp views of this globally iconic landscape while you hurtle down the fresh white slopes.

The neighbouring Fujiten Snow Resort provides seven courses with stunning views of the majestic Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko below. Looking to out-ski your friends? Try slopes such as Downhill East, a 1,500 metre long course with a maximum gradient of 32 degrees, giving you a white knuckle ride with once-in-a-lifetime scenery.

As your friends and followers scroll their newsfeeds back home, the S10+’s 10MP Selfie Camera allows you to post epic selfies from on top of the Fujiten slopes. A new profile pic could well be on its way and you’ll be shouting #takemeback as you tentatively board your flight home.

Capture once-in-a-lifetime profile pictures with the Galaxy S10+

Make memories from your epic adventure holidays with the S10+’s full kit of lenses.

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