Sunrises and sunsets inspire rest and relaxation, freedom, nostalgia, and make excellent stock photos for all kinds of projects. As backgrounds for web pages or postcards to inspire, images of the sun setting or rising in a wide expanse of sky easily draws the eye and creates an almost immediate emotional response in viewers.

The following collection of sunsets and sunrises has a little of everything - from ocean views to cityscapes to gorgeous clouds. Take a look and let the photographs below inspire you to start your own collection of morning and evening sky photos.

Photo by Paul Bica

end of the day

Photo by Joseeivissa

Batalla de luz - Es Vedrá - Ibiza 2009 Eivissa

Photo by Bas Lammers

Lake Bled

Photo by Vijay Bandari

Sunset @ Gandipet

Photo by Captain Kimo

Naples Fishing Pier Sunset at Beach

Photo by Paulo Brandão

Lanzada | Galicia - España

Photo by ~jjjohn~

Fire, Air, Earth and Water

Photo by Esther**


Photo by Swami Stream

Sunset at Worli Sea Face

Photo by Difusa


Photo by Christolakis


Photo by Frank Wuestefeld

Good Morning!

Photo by Chris Gin

Edge of the World

Photo by Caese


Photo by Ennor

Bedruthan sunset

Photo by Jeff S. PhotoArt

Georgian Bay Sunset

Photo by Nick-K (Nikos Koutoulas)

Eight (Explored)

Photo by MagnusL3D

Downtown Vancouver Sunset

Photo by Stuck in Customs

A Sunset on a Texas Farm

Photo by Chris Gin

Whatipu Sunset

Photo by Mike Hornblade

tipsoo meadow

Photo by Ecstaticist

The day drains into a pool of gold

Photo by Paul Bica

fairy tale

Tara Hornor has a degree in English and has found her niche writing about marketing, advertising, branding, graphic design, and desktop publishing. She writes for, an online printing services company that offers business cards, catalog printing, posters, brochure printing, postcard printing services, and more printed marketing media. In addition to her writing career, Tara also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

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