If you’ve been following Apple on Instagram, it’s no secret that the giant tech will sometimes share people’s photos on their main Apple account. It’s often a snapshot taken via iPhone with the hashtag #ShotoniPhone.

The company usually receives thousands, if not, millions of these hashtags every week. However, it was a nice surprise that the recent addition in the Apple’s Instagram catalog of photos features a shot that taken on our home soil.

Taken by local resident @dinnyaiman, the shot was originally uploaded on his own Instagram account on 13th November 2019. The photo was taken in the northern state of Perlis and features a young man looking on to the distant, while standing at an open plain as wondrous mountains and clouds filled the background.

It didn’t take long before the photo gained the attention of Apple, as they quickly contacted him a few days later on 26th November 2019 to request permission to share the photo. After confirming that the picture was indeed taken with an iPhone (iPhone 7 Plus to be exact), the shot was then re-uploaded on the Apple main Instagram account 4 days ago (23rd December 2019).

The picture quickly went viral with it already gaining 290k likes at the time of writing. Netizens were full of praise for the local hero, as they flock to his Instagram account to congratulate him. Check out some of their kind words here:

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So if you ever want to have your picture featured, then don’t forget to snap away, as you don’t know who might be watching.

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