5 Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

Looking for the perfect photo for your blog or website?
To help you find them, I’ve compiled a short list of 5 terrific sources of high-quality, free photos.

1. Pixabay

On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are released under Creative Commons CC0 into the public domain.

You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights.

Pixabay is one of the best resources for stock photos and it’s super easy to find the images you’re looking for.

2. Pexels

Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through the discover pages.

Currently, it covers over 25,000 free stock photos. And every month at least 3,000 new high-resolution photos will be added. All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by the users or sourced from free image websites.

3. Unsplash

Unsplash offers high-resolution images for you to study and perhaps use. The photos presented here are unmatched in quality and 100% free– no attribution, no membership, and no stipulations on where you can use it. You can also subscribe to Unsplash for 10 new photos delivered to your inbox every 10 days.

4. Designerspics

Photos found on DesignersPics are given free of copyright by photographer, web designer and developer Jeshu John. Attribution is requested but not required.

Even if the size of the gallery is rather small you could still find some gorgeous free images for your website.

5. Jay Mantry

I absolutely love his style! The way it takes simple things and turns them into something so beautiful and expressive it’s just so amazing.

Every Thursday, Jay Mantri shares seven new high-quality photos. Use the images in whatever way you’d like, and don’t worry about attribution. Lonely, moody, and spacious, these images are great for atmosphere.

We are at the end of today’s list. I will make sure to post more websites with free photos in the next days. And of course, if you have a suggestion please share it with me!

UPDATE: Please if you enjoyed reading this article be sure to also check this post. It has a huge collection of free and fremium options and if you liked it, share it with your fellow bloggers: https://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/free-stock-images/


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I was looking for this, thank you!


I usually use Pixabay, they have so many images that don’t suck. Hah, i will have to check out these others. I shared your post on Google+.


I always assumed free stock photos weren’t very good. Thanks for this list!

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Sara @SaraDuggan.me

Hi. I use Pixabay the most, but Unsplash, and Pexels are also curated through Pixabay. I’ve checked out the Jay Mantry site but DesignersPics is a new one to me. It looks like DesignersPics is another curated picture site as many images on the first page are also in the Pixabay catalog. ^_^ A bit of a warning, though, even though the photos are attribution free, some people upload copyrighted images to these sites. This means, if you’re aren’t careful, you could get in legal trouble. It’s always best to check terms for each image first before using. ^_^ Shared… Read more »

Kristin Cook

I’ve never heard of Jay Mantri, so thanks for the tip! Unsplash is my go-to for stock photos. So gorgeous!


I love this post. So helpful. Thanks for the suggestions. 😄

Wanderlust Vegans

I’ve never heard of any of these sites. I didn’t even consider using a free stock photo for our blog. Maybe I will have a look through.

Crystal Gard

These are great sites that I have used as well.

Author Brandi Kennedy

Thanks for this list – I found a couple of new sites to check out for photos on my blog, as well as other projects. Pixabay is already one of my favorites and I’ve used Unsplash before too, but the others were new to me.


I’ve been using Pixabay images. Will check out the other sites, too. Thanks.


I don’t use too many free photos, but I have used all of them except the last one, thanks for sharing that. They all have amazing photos that people would pay for so I am grateful to have such awesome quality to use when I don’t have a picture of my own.


Thanks so much for this round up! I don’t normally use other people’s photos but every once in a while I’ll get a random sponsored post that requires them. I had heard of most of them except Jay Mantri. WOW. I absolutely LOVE his style!


So many good hints! I’ll have a look asap! 😊

Liz Cleland

I do not use stock photos in my work BUT these are such a great resource! I will say creating templates our of them or even Pinterest photos really help up your game in the industry.

Yinan Chen

Hi, very informative article.
Please also check out https://www.goodfreephotos.com for thousands of unique public domain photos, all high-resolution and free to use for any purpose.We specialize in photos by location as we document cities, national parks, state parks, national landmarks, and more. We update with 20+ photos each week. Appreciate it if you could add us to your list of sites.

Avopix Free Photos

thank you for your list! I think you may also like https://avopix.com as a source of free stock photos (public domain, commercial use, no attribution required). We have more than 125 000 free photos, direct download, favorites, etc.

What do you think about it? Would you consider adding our project to your list? Thanks!

Best regards,
Martin from Avopix.com

Jason Clay

This is a pretty useful list, thanks 👍 I’ll recommend also https://imageric.com with tons of free photos, vectors and videos under CC0 licence (Public Domain).