Curated Collection: Islands

By Brada - 5 min read

Take a virtual holiday with us

Here at EyeEm, we have a team of full-time curators working to find the best images for client request. We are usually asked to look for photos with a certain visual language or that fit to a specific theme. And since weโ€™re sourcing the photos from EyeEm Market, where different photographers like you share their work, the challenge is to unify the work of photographers with different styles into a coherent whole.

Who hasnโ€™t thought about visiting some faraway island? This collection is all about popular escape phantasy โ€“ and the many forms it can take. Of course, all islands of the world are united by being cut off from the land, and by the water that surrounds them. But they nevertheless look very differently: Some may feature palm trees, others rocky cliffs โ€“ or, as you will see, some even have forbiddingly cold temperatures.

For this collection, I started out with an wider view of the island in its context, and then picked out more photos that give you the impression of gradually zooming in, revealing more details. The result is a quick journey that feels seamless even though its images stem from different locations.

Aerial view of scenic island

By Daniel Piraino. Available for license.

Aerial view of heart shape island in sea

By Anthony Moore

View of island through airplane window

By W8art

High angle view of two men swimming in sea

By Ovidiu Caragea

Splashing sea wave

By Olym Li. Available for license.

Aerial view of island

By Denise Kwong. Available for license.

Blue sea and island against sky

By JB๐ŸŽด. Available for license.

Scenic view of sea against sky

By Anthony Moore. Available for license.

Surface level of calm beach against clear blue sky

By StefiNan. Available for license.

Low section of person resting on boat

By Juanjo Gutiรฉrrez. Available for license.

Adriatic sea seen through ferry boat window

By arcpiai. Available for license.

Wooden jetty

By fred. Available for license.

rock formation

By Deb. Available for license.


By Enjax85. Available for license.

Scenic view of sea against sky

By Sebastian Maier. Available for license.

Scenic view of isole tremiti and sea against cloudy sky

By Brunella Fratini. Available for license.

Plant growing on hill amidst lake

By Furstset. Available for license.

Laundry hanging against mountains

By Maxiland. Available for license.

Scenic view of mountains against cloudy sky

By Bruno Raffa.

Sea against rocky mountains

By Cristian Bortes. Available for license.

Scenic view of mountain range against sky

By Carry ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ. Available for license.

Scenic view of lake by mountains

By panda. Available for license.

Interior of illuminated cave

By Wes Martinez. Available for license.


By Seckin. Available for license.

Full length of woman swimming in sea at canary islands

By Jairo. Available for license.

Caves in turquoise sea

By George Zoumas. Available for license.

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