We owe Twitter a big thank you for bringing stars as pretty as The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder (Damon) into our everyday lives. But as much as we love hearing Ian’s thoughts and viewing the occasional twitpic, we’d really love to see more of those blue eyes.

Whether he’s getting his fans involved in the ISF Foundation or sending out his daily “goodnight beautiful world” tweet, it’s safe to say that Ian is a Twitter-holic. So naturally, the next step in his social media progression would be to join Instagram. With a smolder like that, why wouldn’t you?

The good news is that great minds think alike, and Ian joined Instagram last year, which means more pictures of animals, sunsets, and Ian.

Back in November 2012, Ian took to Twitter to set the record straight: “PS-Alert: I DO NOT have an Instagram acct!I will soon&Ill let you know when I do-The current one is a fake... Sorry!Pls RETWEET!”

Soon after, he created his real account on the site. You can find all his yummy photos here!

Source: @iansomerhalder, Instagram