9 Beautiful High Resolution Wallpapers for OS X & iOS

May 27, 2012 - 13 Comments

6 Beautiful wallpapers

We’re big fans of attractive wallpapers around here, and this time around we have 9 6 more gorgeous high resolution images to beautify your desktop background. All images are very high res, ranging from 2500×1400 up to 5000×4000 pixels, so regardless of the screen resolution of your Mac, iPhone, iPad, you will find each of them to fit and look great.

From surreal nebula pictures from NASA, satellite shots of sand dunes on Mars, open roads in the American west, a nice subtle wood pattern, or various beach scenes in the South Pacific, we’ve got a wide range for all tastes. Click each image below for the full sized version. Enjoy!

For images hosted on Google Plus click on “Options” at the bottom of the screen and choose “Download Full Size”

Death Valley road
Open road in Death Valley

Purple Nebula
Purple Nebula

John Day road
Lonely road in John Day

Mars Sand Dunes
Sand Dunes on Mars

(3 picture links to flickr removed, sorry!)

Wood (sized for retina iPad)
Light wood

Cone Nebula
Cone Nebula

Want more beautiful high resolution images for your desktop? Check out all of our wallpaper posts.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Customize, Fun


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  1. Masi says:

    Let me know next time when you want to use my photos (licensed for noncommercial use only).

    • Paul says:

      Hi Masi,

      Apologies for sharing your beautiful pictures. This was done only based on the Creative Commons License (sharing and attribution) you chose on Flickr. I have removed them.

      – Paul

  2. Gary says:

    Pardon my ignorance, but how exactly do you install these as wallpaper backgrounds, whats the specific path to place them?

  3. Crafeerty says:

    I noticed the high res pictures scaled down in Safari for new iPad. Why and how to prevent that? Anyone?

  4. Rita Dawson says:

    Placid beach is Awesome. All the wallpapers are so so nice. I just love them.

  5. Adam says:

    Tidepools at sunset is a great thanks I’ve been looking for a new background for iMac for a while

  6. MuTz777 says:

    I think the John Day Road is one of the default wallpapers for windows 8 from the beginning!

  7. dennis says:

    Hey Paul, about an hour after you posted this Cult of Mac posted some wallpapers with almost verbatim intro text, heh

  8. Sandeep says:

    These are wonderful pictures thank you for posting them.

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