Global Action on Pollination Services for Sustainable Agriculture

Is your camera roll buzzing with photos of busy bees, fluttering butterflies, or other pollinators in action? Join our mission to celebrate and protect these vital creatures by sharing your best pollinator photos with us: [email protected]

Celebrating the beauty of pollinators

This vibrant gallery is a tribute to the tireless pollinators that grace our gardens, fields, and wild spaces, brought to life through the lenses of nature lovers from around the globe. Each photograph here tells a unique story of interaction, survival, and beauty. From the delicate dance of butterflies to the industrious journeys of bees, these images capture the essence of pollination in motion. This space celebrates not only the critical role of pollinators in our ecosystem but also the talent and passion of those who value them.

Thanks to your contributions, we’re able to highlight the diversity, beauty, and importance of pollinators in a way that words alone cannot convey. Let each photo inspire you, educate you, and remind you of the beauty that flies, crawls, and buzzes around us every day.

How to participate?
  1. Snap a photo of a pollinator in action.
  2. Include a brief description of the photo and your name.
  3. Send your photo to [email protected].

Remember to check out the photo guidelines below and include your written consent to FAO to use your photo!

  1. Provide high quality photojournalistic coverage: shoot dynamic and informative editorial photography documenting FAO projects, beneficiaries and related subjects, employing a variety of focal lengths and using available light in technically creative ways.
  2. File type:  JPG in original size, plus JPEG (saved at Excellent/10 setting, do not up res, do not interpolate). Longest side 5000.
  3. Colour profile: Adobe RGB 1998
  4. Resolution:  300 dpi
  5. Post-production/Enhancement: Very subtle toning only, do not over produce
  6. Manipulation: None permitted.
  7. Cropping: no cropping unless original 2:3 aspect ratio is maintained
  8. Metadata: If using Adobe Bridge or similar, Photographers should populate the following IPTC fields:
    Credit Line
    - Photographer Name (© FAO is added in Digital Media Hub)
    Headline /Title
    - Short Title
    – Short description of what’s in the image – who, what, where, when, how. Format is as follows:  dd month yyyy, City, Country – Complete sentences describing what we are seeing within the frame. Identifying a) main subjects (name, title, affiliation) and b) action of the scene. A second short sentence should be added for context providing specifics of what and why.  
    Country, City or Region
  9. Subject Release Forms: Interviewees and featured subjects should sign the FAO Subject Release Form to give consent to FAO for using their image. For photos with children, permission of the parent or legal guardian of any identifiable children appearing in the video must be obtained by signing the FAO Subject Release Form. These signed forms should be retained. Subject Release Forms available: [EN], [FR], [RU], [IT], [AR] here   

Please contact in advance for further information:   [email protected]


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