Download the MacOS Sierra Default Wallpaper
When Apple debuted macOS Sierra to the world, we all got a glimpse at the gorgeous wallpaper of a sunset alpenglow hitting a mountain range on the screens of the demo Mac. Apple has also given us a look at that beautiful mountain range wallpaper on their preview page for MacOS Sierra too. But you don’t have to download macOS Sierra 10.12 or wait the final release to get the wallpaper right now, and in fact you can get two slightly different variations of the same great desktop background.
Click on either of the thumbnails below to launch the full sized MacOS Sierra wallpaper into a new window so that you can download and save it for your own desktop.
The first version of the MacOS Sierra default wallpaper comes from Apple.com preview page, it has a bit more sky and mountain than the one bundled in the macOS Sierra installation and is sized at a generous 5120 × 3200 resolution (hosted via Apple):
The second version of the MacOS Sierra default wallpaper is the one included in the macOS Sierra developer beta of the operating system, which has more mountains and a bit less sky, it’s also available at generous resolution of 5120 × 3684 pixels (hosted via 9to5mac):
Both are beautiful variations of the same picture that are just cropped a bit differently, and the differences are subtle.
Wondering which mountains are shown in the MacOS Sierra wallpaper? Well, it may not be much of a surprise, but macOS Sierra is named after the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which runs north south through the state of California near the border with neighboring Nevada. It’s an absolutely beautiful stretch that includes many sights, monuments, parks, and recreational activities, and the scenic beauty is simply stunning and world class, making it easy to see why Apple picked the Sierra mountain range as both the name of their new MacOS and also as the relevant desktop wallpapers.
MacOS Sierra is set for a fall release date, though beta testers can download and install it now.