Most of the free photos on the bigfoto site are
landscapes and have been grouped geographically. However on these
pages you will find pictures organised by theme or topic – you can
still download them and use them as you wish, knowing that you are
not infringing copyright. It may be that for your purposes the
thematic photos are actually more useful, for example on your own
website, publicity brochure or in artwork. You may find yourself
returning again and again to these pages.
Why not bookmark this page now so that you can find it whenever you
need an image for some project?
Remember, you can use the pictures in any bigfoto photo gallery as
often as you like, and there is no charge, even for commercial use.
All bigfoto asks is that when you download one of our photos, you
put a link back to this site on your own website or blog, if you
have one. If you don’t have either, just click the Facebook ‘Like’
button on our Home page. Thank you, and enjoy browsing and using the
huge variety of pictures available here.
In the Hands collection you will find images of
human hands depicting the enormous range of activities we carry out
with our hands without giving it a moment’s thought. The scope is
enormous, from gesture and formal sign language, to apparently
simple, but in reality extremely skilful, manipulation such as you
are doing right now with your mouse.....
Click on the Sport button for fantastic action
pictures of a wide variety of sports from baseball and cycle racing,
to beach volleyball and wind surfing. In the text on the sport page
you will find tips on taking good action photos yourself.
A different kind of human activity, but still involving a lot of
movement and colour, is found on the Carnival page.
Here you can download photos of carnivals of many different
traditions and locations, some of them showing carnival bands.
In the Nature group you can probably find depicted any Animal you
need an image of, from safari-style photos of giraffe and elephant,
to domesticated creatures such as chickens, sheep and goats. Insects
and little-noticed animals like snails and crickets are represented
too, and there are some spectacular butterflies and dragonflies to
As in all the collections, there are information and tips on the
pages of Flowers and Landscapes on
photographing these subjects. Still under the category of
Nature, choose Sky for some amazing photos
of the huge variety of colour and pattern seen overhead, from
dramatic shots of lightning strikes to glorious sunsets. Winter,
Underwater and Forest offer you the kinds of images
you would expect from their titles; Geology
combines a useful collection of closeups of rock specimens with
pictures of geological features in the field.
Our Background page will be of use to anyone who
needs ‘wallpaper’ for a website or a textured/coloured abstract
pattern on which to display other images.
For those interested in aeroplanes, the Aviation
collection has dozens of downloadable photos of planes of all shapes
and sizes; helicopters and hot air balloons are represented there
too. At the other end of the scale, the macro photography images
classified as Closeups present unusual views of
everyday objects that could be useful in web design.
A few of the photos on the Fountains page include
sculptures, but there is a much wider range of carved and cast
pieces in the Sculpture collection itself. Most sculptures at least
keep still, but the beautiful images of Fireworks show the immense
skill of the photographer in capturing the movement in the moment.
The surprising range of Amusement Parks
is well represented by night and day, and seasonal images of
Christmas decorations around the world are always popular.
Architecture is a great subject for photographs,
and international icons, as well as little-noticed architectural
features, are equally well covered on this page. Some buildings are
more unusual than you might think!
Food photography is an enormous industry these
days, and on this page the visual menu is varied and appetizing.
While everybody has to eat, the pictures of locomotives and tracks
of a variety of types and gauges on our Railway
page may meet a more specialist need. A similarly wide range of
craft is offered in the Ships photo gallery, from huge tankers to
small sailing catamarans.
There should be something for everybody to download in this huge
themed photo collection. Happy browsing!