Bigstock has announced that its collection of stock images surpassed five million.

The five millionth stock photo is a close-up photograph of a bumble bee. Bruce MacQueen of Cheektowaga, New York, who specialises in nature and wildlife photography, contributed the image.

Bigstock also says that it is now a better choice for image buyers than before, following a redesign in March 2010 that introduced a more powerful image search engine.