The history books might not remember it, but this week marked a major moment for social media — the first time a sitting president documented a trip on Instagram.
Yes, President Obama is now just like us, sharing the selfies, landscapes and shots-from-the-window-seat that crowd your Instagram feed throughout the summer. He might not be the most adventurous user, but we’ll take it.
Here are highlights from Obama’s Instagram record of his trip to Alaska:
Hey everyone, it’s Barack. Incredible view as we near Anchorage. I’ll be spending the next few days touring this beautiful state and meeting with Alaskans about what’s going on in their lives. Looking forward to sharing it with you. -bo
Spectacular view from Marine One as we near Seward. -bo
One more from Marine One. -bo
Glad this was the only Bear I met in the park. -bo [pictured with explorer and reality TV star Bear Grylls]
Markers throughout Exit Glacier show how much it’s receded over time. The impacts of climate change are real, and the people of Alaska are living with them every day. It’s never been more important for us to work together to address this challenge. -bo
A spectacular end to day two in Alaska. -bo