These hypnotic animations make for captivating blog hero images, website backgrounds, social media cover shots, and advertisements.

Initially I was trying to create my own cinemagraphs from scratch but I realized it would be too time-consuming, so I researched royalty-free ones instead. By the way, thirteen of these are explicitly dedicated to the public domain, so you’re welcome to remix and reuse them however you see fit.

Anyway, after I spent all that time researching the best moving pictures online, I figured I might as well share some of the gems with others. Enjoy!

Morning Coffee

CC0 License: Feel free to modify and reuse this cinemagraph for any purpose

Image credits: burst.shopify.com

Lightening Crashes

CC4 License — Free for modification and reuse with attribution (Floris Kloet, linked)

Image credits: livingstills.tumblr.com

Trending Products

CC0 License: Feel free to modify and reuse this cinemagraph for any purpose

Image credits: burst.shopify.com

Sea of Clouds

Originally shared by Reddit by Simon Christen.

Image credits: www.reddit.com

Deadly Pour

CC0 License: Feel free to modify and reuse this cinemagraph for any purpose

Image credits: burst.shopify.com

Butterfly Wings

CC4 License — Free for modification and reuse with attribution (Floris Kloet, linked)

Image credits: giphy.com

Espresso Pouring

CC0 License: Feel free to modify and reuse this cinemagraph for any purpose

Image credits: burst.shopify.com

Dripping Mushrooms

CC4 License — Free for modification and reuse with attribution (Floris Kloet, linked)

Image credits: livingstills.tumblr.com

Cassette Playing

Royalty-free cinemagraph that was inspired by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. The site says ‘completely-free’ and encourages modification.

Image credits: www.freecinemagraphs.com

Lakeside Sunset

CC4 License — Free for modification and reuse with attribution (Floris Kloet, linked)

Image credits: livingstills.tumblr.com

Fidget Spinners

CC0 License: Feel free to modify and reuse this cinemagraph for any purpose

Image credits: burst.shopify.com

Artist’s Touch

Originally shared on SartorialLust.net by Jeline Catt.

Image credits: giphy.com

Sloppy Pour

CC0 License: Feel free to modify and reuse this cinemagraph for any purpose

Image credits: burst.shopify.com

City Rain

CC4 License — Free for modification and reuse with attribution (Floris Kloet, linked)

Image credits: livingstills.tumblr.com

Flowing Falls

CC4 License — Free for modification and reuse with attribution (Floris Kloet, linked)

Image credits: livingstills.tumblr.com