These free images of apocalypse depict a dark vision of humanity’s future—social disintegration, environmental degradation and, of course, apocalypse. The images were assembled from clip art, photos, found images, drawings and other detritus. Feel free to use this apocalyptic art on your social media posts and web pages to illustrate, entertain, protest, propagandize or agitate. All the pictures are royalty-free—licensed under Creative Commons for noncommercial purposes (see bottom of page for details).

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Earth explodes, illustrating nuclear apocalypse

There are an estimated 13,410 nuclear warheads in the world (91% owned by the US and Russia). That light we see at the end of the tunnel may be the flash of our annihilation.

Los Angeles skyline crumbling

L.A. Armageddon
Is this the beginning of the Revolution? Will a new world finally rise from the ashes? Or is it the Apocalypse?

Rubble left after the Rodney King riots in L.A.

Rubble in Paradise
After police officers were acquitted for the brutal beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles erupted, leaving much of the city in ruins.

TV set among piles of rubble illustrating social disintegration

Road to Ruin
Television says: “Don’t worry, everything is fine. Be happy and shop till we drop.”

Smoky pollution blackens the sky as a homeless man walks by

Global Warming
If we destroy the earth, we’ll all be homeless.

Factory belching black smoke from smokestacks

Climate Change
Earth’s ecosystems cannot sustain current levels of economic activity, let alone unrestrained future expansion.

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