Searching for free high quality stock photos used to be extremely difficult a couple of years ago. Now you can find a good handful that offer high quality stock photos absolutely free. Here is a list of some of the best free stock photo websites out there. Whether you’re looking as a designer, developer or a business owner you’re bound to find the image you need.

1. Pexels

Pexels is my go to stock photo site. The release heaps of new stock photos every day and the website search makes it easy to find what I’m looking for.

2. Morguefile

Morguefile is great if I’m looking for stock photos that are hard to track down, for example local images in my area. Not all the images are going to be professional photos but they have over 350,000 free images for you to look through.

3. StockSnap

Contains a constant stream of high quality images. You’re not going to find any low quality images on this site as they only select the best pictures to showcase. All photos are uploaded under the creative commons – cco and do not require any attribution.

4. Pixabay

These images are just stunning. The site boasts heaps of free images that you’ll wonder if you’ll ever pay for a stock photo again.

5. Unsplash

Unsplash began as a Tumblr blog around 3 years ago and has since grown into a leading photography community which sources free images to millions of people worldwide.

6. Public Domain Archive

This site releases new photos every single week which are free for personal and commercial use. They also have a great selection of Vintage Stock Images which you might not be able to find elsewhere.

7. Gratisography

This site is a lot smaller but you’re going to get original images. All pictures were photographed by Ryan McGuire and are free of copyright restrictions. New high-resolution images are added weekly.

8. Pic Jumbo

Pic Jumbo has some amazing high quality free stock photos. Definitely worth a look.

Have any more free stock photo website you think should be on the list? Let me know in the comments below.