Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, and then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever. That’s the basic function of instagram and It allows people to constantly follow their favorite stars in every facet of their day-to-day lives.

That being said, I’m not gonna lie but the other reason people use instagram is to, well, look at hot women. I said it.

With this in mind, this list compiles the 8 hottest female athletes to follow on Instagram. From athletes in bikinis to ones cruising the mall in a tight dress, Instagram is loaded with hundreds of thousands of these photos. Let’s get started…

Lindsey Vonn – Skiing IG: lindseyvonn

Lindsey Vonn is a babe. Gaining fame from her gold medal win in the Downhill event at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games Vonn’s natural relationship with the camera morphed her into America’s sweetheart in the months following her 2010 Olympic success. Adding her sense of humor that also attracts people to her and she is well liked by almost everyone. Add in the last ingredient (the tight skiing suit) and you have a mass following. This is quite evident in her 294,000 followers.

Leryn Franco – Javelin IG: lerynf

Leryn Franco is a true beauty from Paraguay who has two passions: competing on the track field and looking totally bad while doing it. She became an Internet sensation back in 2008 during the Beijing Olympics but has since sort of been forgotten, don’t worry Leryn, we haven’t forgotten about you. How could we..

Silje Norendal – Pro Snowboarder IG: siljenorendal

The 22-year-old Norwegian snowboard sensation Silje Norendal is one of the biggest names in the game. She took home the gold in women’s slopestyle at the Winter X Games Europe back in 2013 and represented her country in Sochi for the Winter Olympics. She is a must follow.

Anastasia Ashley – Pro Surfer  IG: anastasiaashley

Surfer chicks are as awesome as you would assume, but Anastasia Ashley is another breed. The true beach bum, who resides in Oahu, travels the world hitting the swells and breaking hearts. She is also the Olympian who twerks as her part of her warm-up routine.

Alex Morgan – Women’s Soccer IG: alexmorgan13

Alex Morgan is a household name by now for her incredible Olympic gold medal run at the 2012 London Olympics. But she’s much more than just a one-trick pony. When you combine pure athletic talent and natural beauty, this is what you’re going to get. When she’s not on the pitch, you’ll find Alex at the beach AND she’s sponsored by Nike.

Ronda Rousey – UFC Champ IG: rondarousey

“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is hands-down the toughest chick in all of sports. Known for her ripped body and her incredible strength and agility, Rousey is world renowned for her martial arts skills. The consensus is that she is the #1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world. Despite competing in a barbaric sport, Ronda is actually quite classy… check her instagram.

Alana Blanchard – Pro Surfer IG: alanarblanchard

Alana Blanchard is the reason we have Instagram. People always want to talk about Cali girls, but Alana is proving that the best talent has drifted out to the Pacific, as the Kauai beauty is also one of the sickest surfers.

Ellen Hoog – Field Hockey IG: ellen_hoog

women’s field hockey probably doesn’t have too much of a following. However, there are some gorgeous women who play the game professionally, and Ellen Hoog is one of them. Besides the medals she’s won, Ellen is also known for her popular Instagram account. She has a nice blend of personality photos as well as photos that show off her athleticism. Currently, she has 68,400 followers.