Top Category: Nature Today

Political leaders, activists, and companies emphasize climate change and conservation. As a result, nature content is one of our Top Categories. Contribute to a shared vision of a green, healthy planet or illustrate the dire need for change.
Use this unique keyword so we can identify your content: EVERGREENNATURE


Popular Nature Themes


  • Forests and Rainforests—Think emerald green foliage, exotic plants, and critters from among the treetops and under rocks. Alternatively, show the destruction of biodiversity by monoculture, extraction, etc.
  • Underwater World—Show colorful reefs, feasting fish, and minuscule sand life. Or focus on polluted beaches, floating plastic, dying corals, etc.
  • Indigenous Animals–Show us your local animal life, such as the pandas of China, orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra, toucans in South America, or even the North American cougar.
  • Extreme Weather–Capture unusual, dramatic, or out-of-season weather, such as dust storms, tornados, hurricanes, etc.
  • Endangered Species–Feature polar bears, koalas, Adélie penguins, etc.
  • Global Warming causes and consequences–Shoot melting ice caps, greenhouse gasses, dry soil, deforestation, wildfires, etc.


Swimming Sea Turtle And Sandy Seabed. Underwater Video From Scuba Diving by blueseacz.


Maximize your sales potential

  • Buyers need a diverse portfolio so start experimenting! For example, when using a drone, play with the dynamics of the movement and shoot a slow-motion top view or a fast POV flight through a valley.
  • Get up close for macro shots of exotic flowers, trees, and small animals.
  • Timelapse / hyperlapse shots are popular–capture a flower growing from the soil, etc.
  • Follow news bulletins–buyer requests are sure to follow!
  • Prioritize your safety and environmental preservation. Follow local rules Covid regulations, and only enter areas when permitted.

Conceptual Keywords

Include relevant conceptual keywords to ensure buyers find your content in broader searches. Need inspiration? You can search for similar content on Pond5, sort the results by “Popular,” and see what other artists do!


  • Don’t forget to use the special keyword from this article, EVERGREENNATURE
  • Planning to shoot editorial footage of events? Please don’t forget to properly format metadata
  • Stay safe and have fun!

Top image: Emerald Lake Cinemagraph In Canada, Time Lapse, Looping by crackerclips.

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Top Category: Diversity

Friends having fun and spending time together, diversity group

Once you’ve completed your work, apply a unique keyword to each item uploaded. As a result, we will be able to identify your content.
Special keyword for diversity: DIVERSITYP5BRIEF

Regardless of where you are in the world, it’s hard to ignore the politics and social issues that dominate the media industry. The demand for footage that illustrates diversity and inclusion in people only grows larger. Moreover, we hear every day from buyers who are looking for content that explicitly highlights and showcases different people from all races, religions, creeds, sexual orientation, ages, and abilities, especially those in minority or marginalized groups. Therefore, diverse content is very relevant to today, and it will likely continue to be relevant well into the future as media companies become more inclusive and diverse. In other words, if you‘re looking for ideas, what to shoot for stock, this is the right place for you!

What to Create
Top themes and scenarios in diversity

  • Disabled people
  • Transgender people
  • People of colour across all ethnicities and races, of all ages
  • Native Americans and indigenous peoples from Canada

Make the most of your sports shoot & maximize your sales potential

  • Firstly, shoot people whom you know, and choose authentic models and subjects for an added benefit.  
  • Secondly, follow what is trending in the news and, therefore, what will be relevant to our buyers.
  • Also, be sure to maximize safety and follow local rules about social distancing, wearing masks, and/or take other precautions if they are applied. Get your shots but be safe!

Conceptual Keywords
Don’t just think descriptive – including relevant conceptual keywords ensure your content can be found in a wider range of searches, for example:

  • Inclusion/Inclusive
  • Marginalized
  • Progressive
  • Diverse/Diversity
  • Minority

Above all, always remember to tag your clips with the keyword code: DIVERSITYP5BRIEF

Best Sellers
A collection of some of the best-selling sports clips on Pond5

Bestsellers for diversity
Bestsellers for diversity

Top image: Friends With Diversity Background Having Fun And Spending Time Together by Kzenon

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