BBC Motion Gallery

Millions of hours of footage.
Decades of coverage.
Endless possibilities.

This Motion Gallery area is operated by Getty Images under licence from BBC Worldwide.

From the BBC’s first broadcast in 1922, up to yesterday’s news, BBC Motion Gallery gives you exclusive access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of unique motion imagery. Spanning news, sport, natural history, wildlife, locations, celebrities, culture and more, there is a wealth of content just waiting to be discovered.

There are 100,000+ digitised clips available for online licensing, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Our text-based research tool puts the BBC Broadcast Archive at your fingertips. You can now easily and quickly explore over a million hours of footage that has defined the television industry as we know it.

BBC Natural History

Award-winning Natural History content from every corner of the globe. Rare species, beautiful landscapes and natural wonders… it’s all captured here in stunning HD.

BBC Stock Video

Browse our extensive and diverse collection of locations, concepts, cultures, and lifestyles. From iconic imagery to the weird and wonderful, we’ve got every angle covered.

Featured Showreels

See examples of our very best content displayed in our beautifully edited showreels.

The Sea

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