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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 that 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. Check out our related posts, too:

50 Remarkable Nature Desktop Wallpapers Link

Hamad Darwish’s Wallpapers
A photo collection of the images taken during Microsoft’s Windows Vista photo- 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 Photography
Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - | Hamad Darwish | World of Photography
Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - | Hamad Darwish | World of Photography

the magic tree -wallpaper pack by =mpk4

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - the magic tree -wallpaper pack by =mpk5

A Rorschach Morning6

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - A Rorschach Morning7

Desktopography 20088

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - DESKTOPOGRAPHY9
Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - DESKTOPOGRAPHY10
Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - DESKTOPOGRAPHY11
Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - DESKTOPOGRAPHY12

distraction – WP Pack Collab by =mpk13

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - distraction - WP Pack Collab by =mpk14

Aker by *Kobhen

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Aker by *Kobhen

June 15:crying grass. by *Cute-Sleepwalker15
Only 1024×768px.

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - June 15:crying grass. by *Cute-Sleepwalker16

Another 17 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images @ Crestock.com Blog17

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Another 17 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images | Crestock.com Blog18
Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Another 17 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images | Crestock.com Blog19

Tower Bridge. by ~phyzer20

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Tower Bridge. by ~phyzer21

Fresh Water by ~norbi22

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Fresh Water by ~norbi23

Autumn by ~sican24

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Autumn by ~sican25

Green Snake by ~elliquote

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Green Snake by ~elliquote

Jeffrey Klassen photos26

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - IR Field photo - Jeffrey Klassen photos at pbase.com27

Darkness To Light28

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Darkness To Light29

The Blue Jay30

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - WALLPAPERS | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS | FREE STOCK PHOTOS31

Moody Waters

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper

Boone Hall Plantation32

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Boone Hall Plantation, | OneQuality Wallpapers | Best wallpapers waiting for you, updated daily - www.onequality.net33

Hilltop Mountain Skys34

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Hilltop Mountain Skys | OneQuality Wallpapers | Best wallpapers waiting for you, updated daily - www.onequality.net35

Sea Sharks36

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Sea Sharks | OneQuality Wallpapers | Best wallpapers waiting for you, updated daily - www.onequality.net37

Snowy Peaks38

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Snowy Peaks Wallpaper | Winter | Nature | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers39

Sunset at the Bay

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - InterfaceLIFT: Widescreen Wallpaper

Crashing Wave Wallpaper40

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Crashing Wave Wallpaper | Landscape | Nature | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers41

Sun ray in the woods42

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Sun ray in the woods Wallpaper | Landscape | Nature | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers43

Golden Tree44

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Golden Tree Wallpaper | Landscape | Nature | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers45

Spot of Light46

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Spot of Light Wallpaper | Landscape | Nature | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers47

Flowers Wide Screen48

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Flowers Widescr Wallpaper Pack by ~hombre-cz49

Planet Football by ~meatcar50

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Planet Football by ~meatcar51

The Running Horse52

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - The Running Horse | Vladstudio.com - free desktop wallpapers, widescreen, dual monitors, iPhone wallpapers, backgrounds for mobile phones, wallpaper clocks, e-cards53

Hummingbird54

Beautiful Nature Wallpapers - Hummingbird Wallpaper | Abstract | 3D | High Resolution & Widescreen Wallpapers55

Another Day On The Terrace56 by Shane6657.

Another Day On The Terrace58

Yaquina Head Lighthouse "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 Lighthouse

Cloudy Day II59 "From a small boat harbour in Denmark".

Cloudy Day II60

Garp Wallpaper61 by trenchmaker62 1600×1200 px.

Garp Wallpaper63

Wafting64 1600×1200, 1680×1050 and 1280×1024 px.

Wafting 65

Its All Tears66.

Its All Tears67

Eis68.

Eis69

lonely soul70 by werol71 1024×768 px.

lonely soul 72

Silence of The Storm 73by angelreich74 1200×798 px.

Silence of The Storm75

Day subsiding76 designed by memod77.

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Golden Sea by tonyelieh.

Pacific City.

Pacific City

Sources and Resources Link

Footnotes Link

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

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

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  2. 2

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

    thanks smashing

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  3. 3

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

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  4. 4

    a little on the kitsch side…

    -2
  5. 5

    bloody hell!

    -2
  6. 6

    beautiful wallpapers thanks

    1
  7. 7

    Terrific post.

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  8. 8

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

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  9. 9

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

    Great collection, again! ;)

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  10. 10

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

    0
  11. 11

    Wow ! Fantastic collection

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  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

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  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 :)

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  17. 17

    thanks for featuring two of my wallpapers :)

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  18. 18

    These are amazing! I love “distraction”

    1
  19. 19

    perfect time for my wallpaper change :-)

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  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

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

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  25. 25

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

    -1
  26. 26

    nice . thank you .

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  27. 27

    Beautiful.

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

    -1
  28. 28

    Emanuel ( kobhen )

    July 12, 2008 1:37 pm

    thanks for featuring Aker!! very nice selection :D

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  29. 29

    remarkable selection, realy wonderful. Thanks for share them.

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  30. 30

    Awesome

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