Instagram hits 400 million monthly users: six of the best posts

Instagram, the photo sharing app owned by Facebook, has more than 400 million monthly active users, up from 300 million nine months ago.

Users share more than 80 million photos every day. In the past nine months the app has seen the first surface image of Pluto, the white pools of Turkey and a Namibian desert ghost town.

There has also been a number of new famous faces who have joined the community including David Beckham and Caitlyn Jenner.

Here are six of the best posts, as shared by Instagram:

Pamukkale, Turkey

A photo posted by Pattarit na Nagara (@marknanagara) on

Gorgeous Pluto! The dwarf planet has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach, which was at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday - about 7,750 miles above the surface -- roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India - making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth. This stunning image of the dwarf planet was captured from New Horizons at about 4 p.m. EDT on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. The spacecraft was 476,000 miles (766,000 kilometers) from the surface. Images from closest approach are expected to be released on Wednesday, July 15. Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI #nasa #pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons#solarsystem #nasabeyond #science

A photo posted by NASA (@nasa) on

A photo posted by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on

Campeonesssssss !!!!!!!!!! Vamossss carajooooo

A photo posted by Leo Messi (@leomessi) on

Blue Doors | Namibia I've been dying to take this shot for years and I've finally gotten around to it! Kolmanskop was a German diamond mining town founded in southern Namibia in 1908. The diamond supply eventually ran out and the town was abandoned in 1954. Since then, the harsh Namib desert has started reclaiming it. It had the first tram in Africa and the first X-ray station in the Southern Hemisphere. Cool stuff! Big thanks to @instagram for featuring this shot on their blog! #africa #namibia #kolmanskop #kolmannskuppe #abandoned #mining #town #diamonds #diamond #sand #dunes #door #doors #nature #iphone #iphone5 #iphoneonly #igmasters #town #ghost #ghosttown #iphone_only #namib #desert #architecture #travel #amazing #beautifuldestinations #earthfocus #travelstoke

A photo posted by Conor MacNeill (@thefella) on

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