Spotlight Since launching, we’ve seen Instagram spread from our headquarters in the Bay Area to every corner of the globe. In this series we’ll highlight top users from countries and cities with thriving Instagram communities.

Israel is as young as it is small. The coastal nation turns just 64 years old this year, having been declared an independent state in 1948. A full 70% of its 7 million inhabitants live in a narrow strip of land as little as 9 miles (14 km) wide.

Despite Israel’s compact size, the country manages to churn out some of the artsiest Instagrammers on the planet. The photo above is by @alonik and below are more of our favorites.