50 Remarkable Nature Wallpapers

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When it comes to beauty nothing can beat the beauty of nature. Although we, designers, can derive inspiration from almost everything, nature often manages to provide us with beautiful eye-catching perspectives we would never have explored otherwise. We have collected hundreds of wallpapers already (see links below). In this post we would like to focus on wallpapers which emphasize the variety and beauty of nature.

This post showcases 50 remarkable nature desktop wallpapers. This post covers various themes and subjects; we have included both photographic and artistic (photo-manipulated) wallpapers. Hopefully, everybody will find something from himself / herself.

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50 Remarkable Nature Desktop Wallpapers

Hamad Darwish’s Wallpapers4
A photo collection of the images taken during Microsoft’s Windows Vista photo-shoot. Two of which are currently shipped in the Vista installation disk, while the rest did not make the cut into Vista’s Wallpaper Collection.

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - | Hamad Darwish | World of Photography5

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - | Hamad Darwish | World of Photography6

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - | Hamad Darwish | World of Photography7

the magic tree -wallpaper pack by =mpk8

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - the magic tree -wallpaper pack by =mpk9

A Rorschach Morning10

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - A Rorschach Morning11

Desktopography 200812

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - DESKTOPOGRAPHY13

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - DESKTOPOGRAPHY14

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - DESKTOPOGRAPHY15

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - DESKTOPOGRAPHY16

distraction – WP Pack Collab by =mpk17

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - distraction - WP Pack Collab by =mpk18

Aker by *Kobhen19

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Aker by *Kobhen20

June 15:crying grass. by *Cute-Sleepwalker21
Only 1024×768px.

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - June 15:crying grass. by *Cute-Sleepwalker22

Another 17 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images @ Crestock.com Blog23

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Another 17 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images | Crestock.com Blog24

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Another 17 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images | Crestock.com Blog25

Tower Bridge. by ~phyzer26

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Tower Bridge. by ~phyzer27

Fresh Water by ~norbi28

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Fresh Water by ~norbi29

Autumn by ~sican30

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Autumn by ~sican31

Green Snake by ~elliquote32

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Green Snake by ~elliquote33

Jeffrey Klassen photos34

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - IR Field photo - Jeffrey Klassen photos at pbase.com35

Darkness To Light36

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Darkness To Light37

The Blue Jay38

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - WALLPAPERS | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS | FREE STOCK PHOTOS39

Moody Waters40

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper41

Boone Hall Plantation42

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Boone Hall Plantation, | OneQuality Wallpapers | Best wallpapers waiting for you, updated daily - www.onequality.net43

Hilltop Mountain Skys44

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Hilltop Mountain Skys | OneQuality Wallpapers | Best wallpapers waiting for you, updated daily - www.onequality.net45

Sea Sharks46

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Sea Sharks | OneQuality Wallpapers | Best wallpapers waiting for you, updated daily - www.onequality.net47

Snowy Peaks48

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Snowy Peaks Wallpaper | Winter | Nature | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers49

Sunset at the Bay50

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper51

Crashing Wave Wallpaper52

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Crashing Wave Wallpaper | Landscape | Nature | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers53

Sun ray in the woods54

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Sun ray in the woods Wallpaper | Landscape | Nature | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers55

Golden Tree56

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Golden Tree Wallpaper | Landscape | Nature | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers57

Spot of Light58

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Spot of Light Wallpaper | Landscape | Nature | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers59

Flowers Wide Screen60

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Flowers Widescr Wallpaper Pack by ~hombre-cz61

Planet Football by ~meatcar62

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Planet Football by ~meatcar63

The Running Horse64

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - The Running Horse | Vladstudio.com - free desktop wallpapers, widescreen, dual monitors, iPhone wallpapers, backgrounds for mobile phones, wallpaper clocks, e-cards65

Hummingbird66

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Hummingbird Wallpaper | Abstract | 3D | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers67

Another Day On The Terrace68 by Shane6669.

Another Day On The Terrace70

Yaquina Head Lighthouse71 "The Yaquina Head Light also known as Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, is a lighthouse on the Oregon Coast of the United States. Built in 1873, it was automated in 1966 and is currently an active aid to navigation".

Yaquina Head Lighthouse72

Cloudy Day II73 "From a small boat harbour in Denmark".

Cloudy Day II74

Garp Wallpaper75 by trenchmaker76 1600×1200 px.

Garp Wallpaper77

Wafting78 1600×1200, 1680×1050 and 1280×1024 px.

Wafting 79

Its All Tears80.

Its All Tears81

THE RIGHT WAY by designed shilk82 1680×1050 px .

The Right Way

Eis83.

Eis84

lonely soul85 by werol86 1024×768 px.

lonely soul 87

Silence of The Storm 88by angelreich89 1200×798 px.

Silence of The Storm90

Day subsiding91 designed by memod92.

93

Golden Sea94 by tonyelieh95.

96

Pacific City97.

Pacific City98

Sources and Resources

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/12/really-stunning-desktop-wallpapers/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/15/more-really-stunning-desktop-wallpapers/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/11/space-wallpapers-and-nebula-wallpapers/
  4. 4 http://www.hamaddarwish.com/content/index_2.html
  5. 5 http://www.hamaddarwish.com/content/index_2.html
  6. 6 http://www.hamaddarwish.com/content/index_2.html
  7. 7 http://www.hamaddarwish.com/content/index_2.html
  8. 8 http://mpk.deviantart.com/art/the-magic-tree-wallpaper-pack-91203470
  9. 9 http://mpk.deviantart.com/art/the-magic-tree-wallpaper-pack-91203470
  10. 10 http://flickr.com/photos/mc-shutter/192683520/
  11. 11 http://flickr.com/photos/mc-shutter/192683520/
  12. 12 http://desk08.customize.org/wallpaper/6
  13. 13 http://desk08.customize.org/wallpaper/6
  14. 14 http://desk08.customize.org/wallpaper/8
  15. 15 http://desk08.customize.org/wallpaper/28
  16. 16 http://desk08.customize.org/wallpaper/50
  17. 17 http://mpk.deviantart.com/art/distraction-WP-Pack-Collab-90217112
  18. 18 http://mpk.deviantart.com/art/distraction-WP-Pack-Collab-90217112
  19. 19 http://kobhen.deviantart.com/art/Aker-85575609
  20. 20 http://kobhen.deviantart.com/art/Aker-85575609
  21. 21 http://cute-sleepwalker.deviantart.com/art/June-15-crying-grass-57656713
  22. 22 http://cute-sleepwalker.deviantart.com/art/June-15-crying-grass-57656713
  23. 23 http://www.crestock.com/blog/photography/another-17-fantastic-free-wallpaper-images-96.aspx
  24. 24 http://www.crestock.com/blog/photography/another-17-fantastic-free-wallpaper-images-96.aspx
  25. 25 http://www.crestock.com/blog/photography/another-17-fantastic-free-wallpaper-images-96.aspx
  26. 26 http://phyzer.deviantart.com/art/Tower-Bridge-24878823
  27. 27 http://phyzer.deviantart.com/art/Tower-Bridge-24878823
  28. 28 http://norbi.deviantart.com/art/Fresh-Water-51203822
  29. 29 http://norbi.deviantart.com/art/Fresh-Water-51203822
  30. 30 http://sican.deviantart.com/art/Autumn-32858998
  31. 31 http://sican.deviantart.com/art/Autumn-32858998
  32. 32 http://elliquote.deviantart.com/art/Green-Snake-690880
  33. 33 http://elliquote.deviantart.com/art/Green-Snake-690880
  34. 34 http://www.pbase.com/jeffreyk/image/51200203
  35. 35 http://www.pbase.com/jeffreyk/image/51200203
  36. 36 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1156/darkness%2Bto%2Blight.html
  37. 37 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1156/darkness%2Bto%2Blight.html
  38. 38 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Animals/Birds/The-Blue-Jay.html
  39. 39 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Animals/Birds/The-Blue-Jay.html
  40. 40 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=1506
  41. 41 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=1506
  42. 42 http://www.onequality.net/wallpapers/show/207
  43. 43 http://www.onequality.net/wallpapers/show/207
  44. 44 http://www.onequality.net/wallpapers/show/428
  45. 45 http://www.onequality.net/wallpapers/show/428
  46. 46 http://www.onequality.net/wallpapers/show/349
  47. 47 http://www.onequality.net/wallpapers/show/349
  48. 48 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Nature/Winter/Snowy-Peaks.html
  49. 49 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Nature/Winter/Snowy-Peaks.html
  50. 50 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=1458
  51. 51 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=1458
  52. 52 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Nature/Landscape/Crashing-Wave.html
  53. 53 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Nature/Landscape/Crashing-Wave.html
  54. 54 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Nature/Landscape/Sun-ray-in-the-woods.html
  55. 55 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Nature/Landscape/Sun-ray-in-the-woods.html
  56. 56 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Nature/Landscape/Golden-Tree.html
  57. 57 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Nature/Landscape/Golden-Tree.html
  58. 58 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Nature/Landscape/Spot-of-Light.html
  59. 59 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Nature/Landscape/Spot-of-Light.html
  60. 60 http://hombre-cz.deviantart.com/art/Flowers-Widescr-Wallpaper-Pack-85946045
  61. 61 http://hombre-cz.deviantart.com/art/Flowers-Widescr-Wallpaper-Pack-85946045
  62. 62 http://meatcar.deviantart.com/art/Planet-Football-57541239
  63. 63 http://meatcar.deviantart.com/art/Planet-Football-57541239
  64. 64 http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaper/?637
  65. 65 http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaper/?637
  66. 66 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/3D/Abstract/Hummingbird.html
  67. 67 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/3D/Abstract/Hummingbird.html
  68. 68 http://shane66.deviantart.com/art/Another-Day-On-The-Terrace-62938688
  69. 69 http://shane66.deviantart.com/
  70. 70 http://shane66.deviantart.com/art/Another-Day-On-The-Terrace-62938688
  71. 71 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=1108
  72. 72 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=1108
  73. 73 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=714
  74. 74 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=714
  75. 75 http://trenchmaker.deviantart.com/art/Garp-Wallpaper-60414457
  76. 76 http://trenchmaker.deviantart.com/
  77. 77 http://trenchmaker.deviantart.com/art/Garp-Wallpaper-60414457
  78. 78 http://customize.org/wallpapers/49618
  79. 79 http://customize.org/wallpapers/49618
  80. 80 http://desk08.customize.org/wallpaper/89
  81. 81 http://desk08.customize.org/wallpaper/89
  82. 82 http://shilk.deviantart.com/
  83. 83 http://www.begann.de/pic/terr32/eis.html
  84. 84 http://www.begann.de/pic/terr32/eis.html
  85. 85 http://werol.deviantart.com/art/lonely-soul-75989585
  86. 86 http://werol.deviantart.com/
  87. 87 http://werol.deviantart.com/art/lonely-soul-75989585
  88. 88 http://angelreich.deviantart.com/art/Silence-of-The-Storm-52736123
  89. 89 http://angelreich.deviantart.com/
  90. 90 http://angelreich.deviantart.com/art/Silence-of-The-Storm-52736123
  91. 91 http://memod.deviantart.com/art/Day-subsiding-76397239
  92. 92 http://memod.deviantart.com/
  93. 93 http://memod.deviantart.com/art/Day-subsiding-76397239
  94. 94 http://tonyelieh.deviantart.com/art/Golden-Sea-75025078
  95. 95 http://tonyelieh.deviantart.com/
  96. 96 http://tonyelieh.deviantart.com/art/Golden-Sea-75025078
  97. 97 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=572
  98. 98 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details.php?id=572
  99. 99 http://designreviver.com/inspiration/breathtaking-photo-sets-guaranteed-to-inspire/
  100. 100 http://www.paintbits.com/2008/05/26/49-amazing-wallpapers/
  101. 101 http://www.graffitiwallpaper.com/index.php?display=all&res=1920
  102. 102 http://nerdbusiness.com/blog/218-hd-resolution-desktop-wallpapers-nerds
  103. 103 http://kwerfeldein.de/index.php/2008/06/27/20-auserlesene-desktop-hintergruende/

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  1. 1

    awesome collection. i love using wallpapers like these to randomly rotate on my desktop every day

    thanks smashing

    2
  2. 2

    This is the main reason I keep coming back to your site!! Amazing!

    3
  3. 3

    beautiful wallpapers thanks

    2
  4. 4

    Terrific post.

    1
  5. 5

    I second the dual-monitor wallpaper request. I need some of those.

    1
  6. 6

    ohhhhh I love the colors of the haybail one! thanks!

    0
  7. 7

    a little on the kitsch side…

    -1
  8. 8

    Hi, Smashingmagazine! Thanks a lot for the reference to my Website. :)

    Great collection, again! ;)

    0
  9. 9

    Still waiting for a collection of stunning dual-monitor wallpapers!

    0
  10. 10

    Wow ! Fantastic collection

    0
  11. 11

    bloody hell!

    0
  12. 12

    I always wonder why everything has to be so high contrast !
    There are a few exceptions but geez we will soon need sunglasses to look at pictures !

    -1
  13. 13

    Linkbait, but still a great post. Picked one out for myself as a matter of fact. :-)

    Vic

    0
  14. 14

    I’ve seen this on digg.com somewhere?

    -1
  15. 15

    Big thanks to you guys @ Smashing Magazine for this great collection! Love everything here especially the “Sunset at the Bay”. Good Job!

    1
  16. 16

    Definately Smashing

    Thanks :)

    0
  17. 17

    thanks for featuring two of my wallpapers :)

    0
  18. 18

    These are amazing! I love “distraction”

    1
  19. 19

    perfect time for my wallpaper change :-)

    0
  20. 20

    Most of the wallpapers are incredibly beautiful, altough I think – as others mentioned here – that the contrast of the pictures in the last years immensively increases, what makes natural pictures a bit unnatural. This is of course also a product of the possibilities of digital environments and it’s usage. It is definitely different to analogue photography.
    However, this is a great list to choose one or more of my future wallpapers :)

    -1
  21. 21

    wow, some awesome pics!

    -1
  22. 22

    they are somehow too kitschy for me

    -1
  23. 23

    very nice

    thx

    -1
  24. 24

    *dropjaw* i was living in another land till 1st comments by Niki Brown’s snapped me back to reality. :o(

    -1
  25. 25

    Beautiful.

    The garp one reminds me of the forest spirits in Princess Mononoke…I love it.

    -1
  26. 26

    Emanuel ( kobhen )

    July 12, 2008 1:37 pm

    thanks for featuring Aker!! very nice selection :D

    0
  27. 27

    remarkable selection, realy wonderful. Thanks for share them.

    -1
  28. 28

    Awesome

    0
  29. 29

    You are right, nature is the best artist! The wallpapers are just amazing!

    -1
  30. 30

    nice . thank you .

    -1
  31. 31

    enchanting beauty!

    -1
  32. 32

    I really like Vladstudio wallpapers. They are so awesome!! :D

    0
  33. 33

    Though I usually love SM articles, I must admit that this review is quite deceiving. Being a environmental person, I have collected hundreds of nature wallpapers and the one presented here are mostly boring and/or common (all but both beautiful bird pic: the jay and the hummingbird).

    What about the National Geographic archive of pictures offered as wallpapers? These are some of the most stunning nature photographs you can get!

    -1
  34. 34

    WOW :-)

    -2
  35. 35

    Amazing wallpapers well done!

    0
  36. 36

    I don’t like one of these.
    The further collection was much better.

    -2
  37. 37

    This is fantastic.. Really inspiring.
    Keep posting.

    0
  38. 38

    wow… really cool picture!!

    -2
  39. 39

    i love this one: distraction – WP Pack Collab by =mpk
    fresh and out of my imaginations, thanx Smashing ;)

    -1
  40. 40

    GREAT!
    Thank you very much.

    -1
  41. 41

    Amazing collection..!!

    0
  42. 42

    Yeh some absolutely amazin pics there. I particularly like the sun through the woods. It seems a lot of them look like they’re done with HDR which is getting pretty overused at the mo but does look really cool.

    -1
  43. 43

    Good choice!
    I like a lot! Dany

    -1
  44. 44

    very nice!

    -1
  45. 45

    Fantastic wallpapers… Thanks

    -2
  46. 46

    I know waterfall wallpapers are becoming abit of a cliche but that one is AMAZING, the water looks so clear and perfect :O

    -1
  47. 47

    Mmm… most are HDR, I think…. Not that I don’t like HDR, but it isn’t nature anymore :)

    0
  48. 48

    amazing

    -1
  49. 49

    blimey, i feel like it’s 1986 all over again and i’ve just walked into my local ‘athena’ cheesy poster shop…

    -1
  50. 50

    Very beautiful wallpapers!

    0

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