Lawmakers flocked to Instagram in 2013

Politicians from both sides of the aisle embraced Instagram in 2013, and we're impressed with some of the quality photos members posted on the social networking site.

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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is seen cooking at a BBQ, huddling with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and, of course, spending some quality time with constituents.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has posted photos of him playing soccer, conducting media interviews and mocking the sequester.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is seen hunting, showing off his Christmas tree and giving out turkeys and gifts to families in need.

Other members who signed up for Instagram this year include Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), as well as Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Aaron Schock (R-Ill.).