26 Captivating Landscape & Nature Photography Wallpapers

The beauty of nature helps inspire us to take care of our planet. If you don’t have the funds or time to travel, then here are 26 stunning landscape and nature photography wallpapers to give you lovely choices to gaze upon from your desktop.

Pamukkale

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These terraced hot springs are in south-western Turkey. The site is named in Turkish as “Pamukkale,” meaning “cotton castle.” The remains of the ancient Hierapolis are situated on back of the thrilling white terraces. People have bathed in these hot pools for thousands of years. Many people believe these hot springs can cure disease and illness, so Pamukkale attracts tourists. The terraces suffered damage from tourists climbing all over them before Pamukkale was recognized as a World Heritage Site.

Shades of Purple

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Nature is always stunning to behold. Some photographers take shots in infrared, ultraviolet, thermographic and full spectrum. The location is unknown, but the photographed wallpaper is entitled Evening Light.

Pink Bubble Gum Tree

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Trees around a lake are gorgeous at anytime, but in springtime there is something magical in the air. This nature photograph is called Bubblegum Tree. It does look like pink bubblegum has overrun the trees.

Tufa Towers & Moonrise over Mono Lake, California

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Mono Lake in California covers about 65 square miles. It is an ancient lake, over 1 million years old, and one of the oldest lakes in North America. These unusual rock formations were once submerged in Mono Lake. Tufa towers grow exclusively underwater. They can reach heights of over 30 feet. Tufa is visible around Mono Lake because the lake level dropped dramatically after water diversions which started in 1941. They make the view seem almost like a alien landscape. The lake itself offers something not found anywhere else on earth, an estimated 4-6 trillion brine shrimp inhabit the lake during warm summer months. Migratory shorebirds feast on these shrimp and alkali flies. Whether during the quieter winter months or for a summer moonrise, everyone should see the tufa towers and Mono Lake in person at least once in their life.

Cold White & Blue

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Shades of cold white and blue tweak this natural scenery. Be it landscape photography or photoshopped, there is a serene and silent peace to this picture.

Iceland Landscape I Blue Lagoon HDR

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The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is a geothermal spa. The volcanic rock formations are among the bathing and swimming areas where the water temperature remains about 104°F or 40°C. If you go to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, you should know that there is a strict code of hygiene. All guests are required to shower without clothing in the communal shower area before and after bathing in the geothermal spa.

Winter Infrared

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This photo is called Infrared World. The landscape garden is in Sheffield Park in East Sussex, England. It was originally created in the 18th century, passing through different owners and different tweaks to the land. It now has both exotic and native trees.

Moraine Lake, Canada

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There are as many ways to capture the shot as there are photographers practicing their craft. Both of these pictures are of Moraine Lake in Alberta, Canada. This lake in Banff National Park is glacially-fed. Moraine Lake is located within the Valley of Ten Peaks with an elevation of about 6,183 feet. Depending on the time of year, the lake appears different colors due to refraction of light off the rocks. In the summer when the lake is full, it appears very blue. The bottom image was taken before the glacier lake had peaked, but two days later that rock was underwater.

Sunrise Canadian Landscape

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This sunrise landscape was taken somewhere within the vast land mass of Canada. Canada is the second largest country in the world, full of beautiful landscapes which vary from arid ranchlands to arctic ecosystems.

Silent Day at Mystic Tarn, Mount Rainier, Washington

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The 14,411 feet tall Mount Rainier reflects in the glacier lake. To see this view for yourself, take a hike on Mystic Lake Trail. Round-trip is 15.8 miles with a elevation gain of 3,900 feet. Hiking time for this round-trip is about nine hours. Permits are required for backpackers turned campers. “In a effort to preserve the shoreline of Mystic Lake, the camp is located along the Wonderland Trail in a forested area .3 mile downhill from the east end of the lake.”

Hvítserkur at Hunafloi Bay, Iceland

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The sea arch, Hvítserkur, and black sand above are located at Hunafloi Bay, Iceland. The sea arch is last remains of a volcano and local legend has it that Hvítserkur is a troll. Wildlife is abundant in the area around Hunafloi Bay, so if you visit the area in person you could see seals, whales, birds, and arctic foxes to name but a few.

Turtle Island in Ilan, Taiwan

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Turtle Island is another name for Guishan Island, but its shape is said to resemble a turtle. It is the largest island of Yilan County, the only one with residents, as well as the only active volcano in Taiwan. The number of tourists are controlled to help preserve the natural environment.

Summer Island Village

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Summer Island Village is in the Maldives. 22 natural atolls, small islands and isolated reefs form a long and narrow country called The Maldive Islands. The spectacular place is located in the Indian Ocean. The Maldive Islands is the smallest Asian country as well as the lowest country on the planet at average 4 feet 11 inches above sea level.

Glacier Lake Tibet, China

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This glacier Lake in Tibet, China, is in one of the highest elevated regions in the world. The area itself is sometimes called the “roof of the world.” There have been many disastrous floods in this area, mostly a result of mountainous floodwater which caused intensive erosion and destruction.

Lithia Park in Ashland, Oregon

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Lithia Park is 93 acres of wooded canyonland along Ashland Creek and is the largest park in Ashland, Oregon. Twice in history, the area has been severely flood-damaged. After structural work to bridges, the park is now a well-cared-for centerpiece of the town.

Crater Lake – National Park Oregon

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All three photo wallpapers above are of the same location. On top, the breathtakingly clear blue water is Crater Lake, Oregon. It is the deepest crater lake in the world when comparing depths among world’s lakes whose basins are entirely above sea level. At it’s longest, it’s 5 by 6 miles across with a maximum depth of 1,949 feet. Throughout history, this lake has been called Blue Lake, Lake Majesty, and lastly Crater Lake. In the middle is Sunrise over Crater Lake, at Crater Lake National Park. Depending upon the angle, Wizard Island is visible within the lake.

Ilica, Turkey

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Does this look like a little piece of paradise? It should. Ilıca is a large resort area near Cesme, Turkey. This area is renowned for hot springs and spas, but this is the Ilıca Waterfall in Kure Mountains National Park.

Cook Islands & Aitutaki Lagoon at Sunrise

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These delightful captures are of the Cook Islands. It is one of 15 islands in the heart of the South Pacific. Perfect choices, if you want to get away to the South Seas and visit an area basically unspoiled by tourism. Need another nudge? Suwarrow Atoll is part of the Cook Islands and rather famous for being a Treasure Island. Throughout the centuries, many chests of gold coins have been discovered at Suwarrow. Pictured on the bottom is sunrise at Aitutaki Lagoon. Aitutaki is another of the Cook Islands. Population is a whopping 2,000 people.

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

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The lush green and mountainous landscape is in New Zealand. Lake Wanaka is the the fourth largest lake on New Zealand with a depth of about 980 feet. It is also the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park.

Rushing Water

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This Rushing Wave was shot at Ballintoy, Ireland, which is a small fishing town. Other than Ballintoy Harbour, the closest place that draws tourists is Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

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