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Fantastic Wallpapers That Will Blow Your Desktop Away

We love desktop wallpapers. And we love beautiful ones most. And although we monthly publish desktop wallpapers of our readers (desktop wallpaper calendar feature1), we thought that it would be nice to provide our contributors with some fresh inspiration and our readers with some nice wallpaper update for a lousy Monday.

The wallpapers for this post were selected over a long period of time; they cover mainly nature, abstract and digital art (further collections will be coming if you are interested). We’ve tried to pick only the most beautiful ones and hopefully you won’t be disappointed.

Below we present a showcase of over 50 fantastic wallpapers that will blow your desktop away. Most of them are in HD and will make your desktop look as nifty as it is possible. Because the resolutions are so high, if one doesn’t fit your screen, use your favorite image editor to refine its dimensions.

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Fantastic Wallpapers That Will Blow Your Desktop Away Link

Bird on a branch5. Available in various widescreen, fullscreen, HDTV and dualscreen resolutions.

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Patrick Gunderson’s abstract artworks7
Available in 1920×1080.

Etude8
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Unbrella Sky10
1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900

11

Glacier Sunrise12
Available in various full screen and wide screen resolutions – 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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The Dancing Nebula14
1920×1200px.

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Colors and An Animal16
Available in various fullscreen resolutions.

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Guara18
Available in 1920×1200, 2560×1600

19

Strukt20
Available in 1024×640, 2560×1600

21

Serenity22
Available in 1440×900.

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De La Haut24
Available in various fullscreen resolutions.

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Creamy Sky26
Available in various widescreen, fullscreen, HDTV and dualscreen resolutions.

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Chameleon28
Available in various widescreen and fullscreen resolutions.

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something like an astronomer30

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MacBook Pro32
Available in various widescreen, fullscreen, HDTV and dualscreen resolutions.

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Bello Nebula34
Available in the resolution 1920×1200.

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La Solitudine36
Available in the resolution 1680×1050.

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Super Silo38
Available in various resolutions – widescreen, fullscreen and iPhone.

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For A Thousand Years40
Available in 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050.

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Dreamer42
A beautiful wallpaper created by Henrik Newstream, available in various full screen resolutions.

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Equidistant44
Available in the resolutions 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1900×1200 and in the iPhone-version.

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Nova46
Available in the resolution 1920×1200.

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Eifel Tower48
Available in the resolution 1600×1200.

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Ee Venn’s wallpaper50
Available in various resolutions – widescreen, fullscreen and iPhone.

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Bokeh
Available in Dual & Single Display Screens (Wide/Full Screen)

Vladstudio’s wallpapers52
Available in various fullscreen resolutions – 1280×1024, 1400×1050, 1600×1200.

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Cosmic Apple54
Available in various wide screen resolutions – 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Let if fly56
Available in various full screen and wide screen resolutions – 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Swan58
Available resolutions: 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Phalanx60
Available in various full screen and wide screen resolutions – 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Autumn62
Available in various full screen and wide screen resolutions – 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Chasing Dreams64
Available in 1920×1080.

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It’s Magic66
Available in 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Influx68
Available in resolutions 1280×1024, 1920×1200 and 2560×1600.

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All Falls Down70
Available in resolutions 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

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Distorted 7 HD Wallpaper72
Available in 1680×1050

73

Rooster’s Ranch74
Available in 1440×900, designed by Andrea Andrade.

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Electricmanja76
Available in the resolutions 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200 and in the iPhone version.

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Photons78
Available in various themes in resolutions 1280×1024, 1600×1200, 1920×1200.

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Korean Star Paper80
Available in the resolution 1920×1200.

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a flower82
Available in various resolutions 1600×1200 and 1920×1200.

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The End, The Tsunami84
Available in 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200

85

depthCore Heist86
Available in various resolutions – widescreen, fullscreen and iPhone.

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Twizted88
Available in the resolution 2560×1600.

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In a Whisper90
Available in 1280×800

91

Fritrix92
Available in 1280×1224, 1680×1050, 2600×1300

93

Gone Clubbing94
Available in various resolutions: 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800, but also fullscreen, HDTV and Mobile versions are available.

95

Route 6696
1920×1200

97

The Dope Show98
Available in 1680×1050 (up to)

99

Yellow Silk100
Available in 1680×1050.

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The Lich King (Warcraft)102
HD — 1900×1200

103

Diablo3104
1024×768, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1280×720, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1080, 1920×1200

105

Bulls on Parade106
1100×778, 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1280×1024, 1280×800, 1024×768

107

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Videogames Remakes Wallpapers108
The French designer

Mikaël Aguirre109 designs remakes of legendary video games such as Mario, Sonic, Gunstar Heroes and others. The wallpaper dimensions are up to 5000×2800 for printing. Incredible pieces of art.

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 /2008/03/19/desktop-wallpaper-calendar-join-in/
  2. 2 http://www.drweb.de/magazin/wallpaper-gesammelte-hintergrundbilder-fur-den-desktop/
  3. 3 /2009/01/06/100-really-beautiful-iphone-wallpapers/
  4. 4 /2008/12/10/50-most-amazing-dual-screen-desktop-wallpapers/
  5. 5 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1819/bird_on_a_branch.html
  6. 6 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1819/bird_on_a_branch.html
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gunderson/
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gunderson/3051551649/sizes/o/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gunderson/3007588450/sizes/o/in/set-72157608505526766/
  10. 10 #
  11. 11 #
  12. 12 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/09/hd-wallpaper-glacier-sunrise.html
  13. 13 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/09/hd-wallpaper-glacier-sunrise.html
  14. 14 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/The-Dancing-Nebula-WS-116196286
  15. 15 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/The-Dancing-Nebula-WS-116196286
  16. 16 #
  17. 17 #
  18. 18 http://eamejia.deviantart.com/art/Guara-WallPack-102938886
  19. 19 http://eamejia.deviantart.com/art/Guara-WallPack-102938886
  20. 20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreaskoller/2163086771/sizes/o/
  21. 21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreaskoller/2163086771/sizes/o/
  22. 22 http://nikander.deviantart.com/art/Serenity-74556648
  23. 23 http://nikander.deviantart.com/art/Serenity-74556648
  24. 24 #
  25. 25 #
  26. 26 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1794/creamy_sky.html
  27. 27 http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1794/creamy_sky.html
  28. 28 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/12/chameleon-desktop-background.html
  29. 29 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/12/chameleon-desktop-background.html
  30. 30 http://ravenskar.deviantart.com/art/something-like-an-astronomer-111558725
  31. 31 http://ravenskar.deviantart.com/art/something-like-an-astronomer-111558725
  32. 32 #
  33. 33 #
  34. 34 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/The-Bello-Nebula-WS-113173250
  35. 35 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/The-Bello-Nebula-WS-113173250
  36. 36 http://cocacolagirlie.deviantart.com/art/La-Solitudine-113197753
  37. 37 http://cocacolagirlie.deviantart.com/art/La-Solitudine-113197753
  38. 38 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-41-super-silo
  39. 39 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-41-super-silo
  40. 40 http://vaporization.deviantart.com/art/For-A-Thousand-Years-108907908
  41. 41 http://vaporization.deviantart.com/art/For-A-Thousand-Years-108907908
  42. 42 http://www.wallpapers-room.com/1118/filter/popular/978/
  43. 43 http://www.wallpapers-room.com/1118/filter/popular/978/
  44. 44 #
  45. 45 #
  46. 46 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/Nova-90613471
  47. 47 http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/Nova-90613471
  48. 48 http://www.hdwallpapers.net/travel-wallpapers
  49. 49 http://www.hdwallpapers.net/travel-wallpapers
  50. 50 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-21-0
  51. 51 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-21-0
  52. 52 http://www.vladstudio.com
  53. 53 http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaper/?squareelephant
  54. 54 http://www.wallpapers-room.com/861/filter/popular/1680x1050/2/
  55. 55 http://www.wallpapers-room.com/861/filter/popular/1680x1050/2/
  56. 56 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/05/let-it-fly-hd-wallpaper.html
  57. 57 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/05/let-it-fly-hd-wallpaper.html
  58. 58 #
  59. 59 #
  60. 60 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/11/phalanx-hd-wallpaper.html
  61. 61 http://www.zixpk.com/2008/11/phalanx-hd-wallpaper.html
  62. 62 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/03/autumn.html
  63. 63 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/03/autumn.html
  64. 64 http://skyway.deviantart.com/art/Chasing-Dreams-107979482
  65. 65 http://skyway.deviantart.com/art/Chasing-Dreams-107979482
  66. 66 http://d4m.deviantart.com/art/Its-Magic-Wallpaper-Pack-90587141
  67. 67 http://d4m.deviantart.com/art/Its-Magic-Wallpaper-Pack-90587141
  68. 68 http://applesactually.deviantart.com/art/Influx-WallpaperPack-112183622
  69. 69 http://applesactually.deviantart.com/art/Influx-WallpaperPack-112183622
  70. 70 http://desk08.customize.org/wallpaper/31/
  71. 71 http://desk08.customize.org/wallpaper/31/
  72. 72 #
  73. 73 #
  74. 74 http://deinha1974.deviantart.com/art/Rooster-s-Ranch-92609916
  75. 75 http://deinha1974.deviantart.com/art/Rooster-s-Ranch-92609916
  76. 76 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-44-electricmanja
  77. 77 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-44-electricmanja
  78. 78 http://tinkupuri.deviantart.com/art/PHOTONS-37029927
  79. 79 http://tinkupuri.deviantart.com/art/PHOTONS-37029927
  80. 80 http://sunira.deviantart.com/art/Korean-Star-Paper-Wallpaper-I-100401856
  81. 81 http://sunira.deviantart.com/art/Korean-Star-Paper-Wallpaper-I-100401856
  82. 82 http://piginpond.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=wallpaper&wr_id=166&page=4
  83. 83 http://piginpond.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=wallpaper&wr_id=166&page=4
  84. 84 http://www.flowgraphic.com/?p=8628#more-8628
  85. 85 http://www.flowgraphic.com/?p=8628#more-8628
  86. 86 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-43-depthcore-heist
  87. 87 http://abduzeedo.com/wallpaper-week-43-depthcore-heist
  88. 88 http://mrcool256.deviantart.com/art/Twizted-118211737
  89. 89 http://mrcool256.deviantart.com/art/Twizted-118211737
  90. 90 http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs44/i/2009/084/5/8/In_A_Whisper_by_Druology.jpg
  91. 91 http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs44/i/2009/084/5/8/In_A_Whisper_by_Druology.jpg
  92. 92 http://brandonwagner.deviantart.com/art/Fritrix-97995829
  93. 93 http://brandonwagner.deviantart.com/art/Fritrix-97995829
  94. 94 #
  95. 95 #
  96. 96 http://2806.deviantart.com/art/Route-66-117654015
  97. 97 http://2806.deviantart.com/art/Route-66-117654015
  98. 98 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/04/dopeshow.html
  99. 99 http://www.zixpk.com/2009/04/dopeshow.html
  100. 100 http://crazyivan969.deviantart.com/art/silk-86403723
  101. 101 http://crazyivan969.deviantart.com/art/silk-86403723
  102. 102 #
  103. 103 #
  104. 104 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Games/Diablo-3/Diablo-III.html
  105. 105 http://www.ewallpapers.eu/Games/Diablo-3/Diablo-III.html
  106. 106 http://ouwenz.deviantart.com/art/Bulls-on-Parade-117912890
  107. 107 http://ouwenz.deviantart.com/art/Bulls-on-Parade-117912890
  108. 108 http://abduzeedo.com/videogame-remakes-orioto
  109. 109 http://orioto.deviantart.com/
  110. 110 http://orioto.deviantart.com/art/Aquatic-Run-97824569
  111. 111 http://orioto.deviantart.com/art/War-Zone-108312592
  112. 112 http://orioto.deviantart.com/art/Land-Sorrow-112551782
  113. 113 /2008/12/10/50-most-amazing-dual-screen-desktop-wallpapers/
  114. 114 /2009/01/06/100-really-beautiful-iphone-wallpapers/
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  1. 1

    onemorepixel

    May 10, 2009 11:22 pm

    wow really great walls to blow our desktops ;) …

    -1
  2. 2

    i use Flow

    it is great cause i can use it on my duel monitor desktop and my phone!

    -1
  3. 3

    This collection range from horrendous to beautiful.
    But how could any visual professional work with this in front of them?
    But my daughter will love it on her machine…

    -2
  4. 4

    wow great collection!

    -2
  5. 5

    I might say, some of them are nice. I think my favorite is Square Elephant. Very nice concept.

    -1
  6. 6

    Beautiful collection!

    -2
  7. 7

    Many of the wallpapers miss one criteria for a good wallpaper… you can’t see your icons on it.

    -2
  8. 8

    For more awesome wallpapers check out http://WallpaperStock.net and http://Wallpapers.NET

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  9. 9

    Mann ist diese Site kitschig geworden … ich dachte, es wäre ein “Bug”, ist aber anscheinend ein “Feature”

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  10. 10

    Really great collection you’ve put together :) thanks for this

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  11. 11

    Andrew Cairns

    May 11, 2009 12:36 am

    These are fantastic!

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  12. 12

    You may change these superlative titles at least when you only present kitsch … “amazing” ?

    I am just amazed about your editorial decisions in the last couple of weeks, are you looking for readers other than designers, may be Tokyo Hotel Fans?

    -1
  13. 13

    mostly rubbish!

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  14. 14

    Blog design Lab

    May 11, 2009 12:49 am

    Awesome ! Thanks ;-)

    -1
  15. 15

    Design-Notes

    May 11, 2009 1:15 am

    Thanks. Its about time to change wallpaper

    -1
  16. 16

    Wow, some really gorgeous examples here! I’m always on the lookout for new wallpapers and this definitely sets me up for the next few weeks!

    1
  17. 17

    wow my desktop already blows when I used one of them. thank you for sharing

    -1
  18. 18

    Pretty nice collection! :)

    -1
  19. 19

    Hmm sorry.. Most of the time not my style. Gonna stick to the calendar wallpapers.

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  20. 20

    Great wallpapers & great post! Thank you for sharing these jewels!

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