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119 Desert Captions, Desert Puns & Desert Quotes For Instagram!

Are you looking for the best desert captions, puns and quotes for your Instagram photos? Visiting a desert is such a special and unique experience and the photo opportunities you can get here are endless!

Whether you visit the desert in Oman, Dubai, Tunisia, Iran, the United States or any other countries where they have a desert, you are sure to be impressed by the vast landscape, especially if you are there around sunrise or sunset.

We all know the feeling when you’ve got so many photos of somewhere to post to Instagram but you’re just stuck for what to write in the caption.

This article cuts out all the hard work of trying to come up with a caption for your Instagram photo as it gives you all the best desert captions, puns and quotes for Instagram.

If you’re heading to the desert soon, you’ve just come back from an epic trip, or you’re just wanderlusting and looking for some inspiration, you’ll find lots of desert puns, quotes and short captions for your desert Instagram pictures right here!

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Short Desert Captions For Instagram

1. Follow me to the desert

2. Wanderlust and desert dust

3. Peace, love, and desert dust

4. Into the desert I go

5. Desert hair, don’t care

6. Take me to the desert.

7. Sand is my favourite colour

8. Lost in the desert

9. Desert hearts

10. The desert is my therapy.

11. I was born to explore

12. Take only memories, leave only footprints

13. The desert surrounds me.

14. Always take the scenic route

15. The desert: lands of the lost borders

16. Catch me under the stars


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Inspirational Desert Captions

17. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are through the desert.

18. A daisy blooming in the desert is worth more than a rose blossoming in a rainforest.

19. Don’t listen to what they say. Go see it for yourself

20. Everything makes sense in the desert.

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

22. Keep calm and take a trip to the desert.

23. The desert is a place for growth

24. We were like wanderers in a desert, blessed with a rare downpour.

25. Cover the Earth before it covers you

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

27. Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul

28. The desert has its holiness of silence.

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Beautiful Desert Captions

29. Love me or hate me, the desert seems to say, this is what I am and this is what I shall remain.

30. Magic of the shadows can best be seen in the deserts.

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

32. She is desert. And he is the single drop of water.

33. Without music, life is a journey through the desert.

34. I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing.

35. If I have ever seen magic, it has been in the desert

36. The desert is so vast that no one can know it all.

37. To receive the grace of God, you must go to the desert and stay awhile.

38. It feels good to be lost in the right direction

39. Somehow, the stars are just better out here

40. I shivered in those solitudes when I heard the voice of salt in the desert.

41. Everybody’s going to the party…dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine.


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Desert Captions For Instagram

42. And into the desert I go, to lose my mind and find my soul

43. Just a girl dreaming of the desert

44. Forever wandering where the WiFi is weak

45. Never met a desert sunset I didn’t like

46. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are sandy

47. Cactus, sunshine, and desert life.

48. Soaking up the sun in the desert.

49. Go where you feel the most alive

50. There’s no WiFi in the desert, but I’m definitely going to find a better connection out here

51. OK Mother Nature, you didn’t need to flex that hard


Funny Desert Captions & Desert Puns

52. Pretty fly for a cacti

53. Are we dune yet?

54. Serving you just deserts

55. Talk to the sand

56. The desert prickles my fancy

57. I’ll never desert you

58. How are you dune?

59. Having a fan-cactus day in the desert

60. Been there, dune that

61. I love the desert…even though it gives me the hump sometimes

62. Aloe my little friend

63. The desert sun is brilliant. It has over five thousand degrees!

64. When a camel needs to hide in the desert, they usually camel-flage themselves.

65. If a pig gets hot in a dessert it shouts, “I’m bacon out here.”

66. You can never starve in a desert because of all the sand which is present in it.

67. The weird guy brought a car door to the desert. He thought he could wind the window down if it gets too warm


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Desert Safari Captions & Quotes For Instagram

68. Ridin’ these dunes

69. Taking a safari to the dunes.

70. We’re going on an adventure

71. Into the dunes

72. Ready to make tracks in the sand

73. Good, clean fun — in the sand.

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Desert Quotes For Instagram Captions

74. “A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

75. “The desert, when the sun comes up, I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.” – Tom Hanks

76. “But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself.” – Father Dioscuros

77. “You can’t fight the desert. You have to ride with it.” – Louis L’Amour

78. “The desert tells a different story every time one ventures onto it.” – Robert Edison Fulton Jr.

79. “A desert is a place without expectation.” – Nadine Gordimer

80. Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul. – Edward Counsel

81. “What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote.” – Edward Abbey

82. Desert, in general, is a very good place to find yourself. Or lose yourself. – Maynard James Keenan

83. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucious

84. “If a flower can flourish in the desert, you can flourish anywhere.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

85. “Sunshine all the time makes a desert.” – Arab Proverb

86. Life is dry as a desert lest you find the oasis of Love – Soulful Tanu Vermani

87. “Windows down, wind through my hair, desert dust in my shoes.” – Unknown

88. “Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.” – Joyce Carol Oates

89. “I love the desert and its incomparable sense of space.” – Robyn Davidson

90. “Life is always like a desert. You’ll either find an oasis or will end up in a mirage while finding one.” – Surimal Kundu

91. “Adventure is out there.” – Up

92. A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome. – Matshona Dhilwayo

93. “When you escape to a desert, the silence shouts in your ear.” – Graham Greene

94. “Find me where the wild things are.” Alessia Cara, “Wild Things”

95. “The desert is so huge, and the horizons so distant, that they make a person feel small, and as if he should remain silent.” – Paulo Coelho

96. My favourite thing is to go where I have never been – Diane Arbus

97. “The desert is a natural extension of the inner silence of the body.” – Jean Baudrillard

98. “Out here, whenever there’s a lull in the conversation, nature gives us a real tumbleweed to break the silence.” – Unknown


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More Desert Quotes For Instagram

99. I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink – Joe E Lewis

100. “It is like being in the desert. At first you listen to the absence of sounds and call it silence. Then suddenly you may be taken by the presence of stillness where you are one with listening itself.” – Jean Klein

101. She thirsted for love, but found only a mirage. Some hearts are a desert you can die wandering in. – John Mark Green

102. Simplicity is the heart of everything. If you look to the desert, apparently the desert is very simple but it’s full of life, it’s full of hidden places and the beauty is that it looks simple but it’s complex in the way that it expresses the soul of the world or God. – Paulo Coelho

103. “Life is like a camel, you can make it do anything but back up.” – Marcelene Cox

104. “Even in the most barren desert, one would still feel one’s heart beating.” – Marty Rubin

105. “I knew I was a grain of sand in the vast desert that never ended and he was a sparkling star in the sky.” – Aleena Yasin

106. “You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain. There are many forms of thirst.” — William Langewiesche

107. The Mojave is a big desert and a frightening one. It’s as though nature tested a man for endurance and constancy to prove whether he was good enough to get to California. – John Steinbeck

108. Some beautiful paths cannot be discovered without getting lost – Erol Ozan
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page – Saint Augustine

109. “I don’t see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn’t need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty.” – Joy Harjo

110. “This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough.” — Mary Hunter Austin

111. “Travel: the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” – Brenna Smith
Traveling, it makes your speechless and then turns you into a storyteller – Erol Ozan

112. All you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand, and you will see in it, all the marvels of creation. – Paulo Coelho

113. “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

114. “We all have our own deserts. They may not be the same as my desert, but we all have to cross them to find a purpose in life and be free.” – Yeonmi Park

115. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams! – Oprah Winfrey

116. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar

117. “This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought.” – T. E. Lawrence

118. I’m standing in the desert, waiting for my ship to come in. – Sheryl Crow

119. Travel makes on modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world – Gustave Flaubert

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Desert Captions, Desert Puns & Desert Quotes Summary

I hope you got lots of inspiration and ideas from these desert captions, puns and quotes and were able to find the perfect one to go with your photos! Whether it’s a famous quote, a funny pun or short caption, you’ll find one perfect for you!

Do you know any other desert quotes, puns or captions? Feel free to leave any in the comments below if so!

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