Travel Image Libraries


Exotic Locations and travel stock image concepts

On this page we have compiled a useful reference of travel related stock image sites. Any general stock image site will likely be able to provide you with prototypical travel images of the most popular cities and tourist destinations but to find contextual images of areas that are off the beaten track you'll likely need to go to a specialist.

These specialist agencies often attract local photographers living in that area, and usually have a better working knowledge of local issues compared to one of the larger stock image houses. That all said with more than 20 million images on some of the leading microstock sites might be the first place to go - these agencies do have a lot of travel subjects covered, often in a somewhat 'bland' fashion!

Europe


britainonview.com
Images featuring the British Isles and life in Britain

imagesonline.bl.uk
unique image collection from the British library

photoeverywhere.co.uk
a small collection of creative commons travel images (free) mostly from the U.K., but also for Asia and North America.

Americas


alaskastock.com
Hot shots from a cool place - Alaskan stock images library

picturesque.com
tourism and travel images from the US and Caribbean

idahostockimages.com
stock images specialist for the state of Idaho, USA

photohouston.com
stock image collection for Houston and Texas

Asia Pacific


photonewzealand.com
New Zealand macrostock agency

imaginechina.com
China editorial and location photography

pacificstock.com
Hawaii based collection from Hawaii, Asia and the pacific

freeaussiestock.com
small collection of free to use (attribution license) stock photos of eastern Australia, Tasmania and the 'Red Centre'.

World Coverage


estockphoto.com

Outdoor Adventure, Landscape Travel Destinations and more

lonelyplanetimages.com (Getty images)
comprehensive collection of travel images, source of the images featured in the popular guidebook series

travel-library.co.uk
images from around the globe

travel-images.com
horrible looking site but comprehensive collection

odysseyphoto.com
comprehensive travel and culture in a rights managed collection

robertharding.com
the world's leading independent travel photography specialist

nationalgeographicstock
select images from a collection of more than 10 million transparencies

 

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