Wallpaper Images

Update: I've re-posted my wallpaper images. Enjoy!

9/29/2011: My last day at Microsoft is September 30, 2011. Because I'll no longer be able to update this blog (it's been graciously provided and hosted by Microsoft), I'm moving to a new blog at http://blog.mikeswanson.com. I'll eventually re-post my images there.

In the meantime, enjoy my Windows 7 Theme!

Thank you.

Comments (497)
  1. daryllmc says:

    dude! these images ROCK! very nice work.

  2. I love the photos, it brings a bit of nature onto my computer.

  3. unpradeep says:

    Awesome pics – and great resolution too!

    thx for sharing it Mike.

  4. Bozz says:

    Great work, Mike, these are excellent images! Keep up the good work

  5. mswanson says:

    Thanks for the kinds words and encouragement, everyone. I really enjoy taking these photos, and now that others appreciate them too, I often look for situations that make "good wallpaper." If anyone has some suggestions, I’d be glad to try to incorporate them into future photos.

  6. I like the few that I see, but the zip widescreen link doesn’t work. Got any other links so I can see the rest of them?


  7. Reed says:

    Awesome work… These will look great on my 24" LCD. Thanks!

  8. B.A.D. says:

    My screen only loaded one thumnail for some reason, but i didnt even bother to wait or try to refresh. I just clicked on the download all and nabbed them. You have an execelent eye for a great shot. I dont take them but my father is a shutter bug and I couldnt help but learn. Your work is amazing. Keep it up.

  9. Timmargh says:

    Superb photos – they certainly put mine to shame!

  10. I’m interested in what camera you used to take these photos — I must buy one!

  11. Nick says:

    My mom makes great lasagna. Should I get the same oven as her?

    It’s not the tool, it’s the user. Great pix!!

  12. Nitin says:

    Mike, Thanks for sharing. These are great pictures. Congratulations.

  13. assim says:

    It’s the tool who posts comments like that the makes trolling so much fun…

  14. mswanson says:

    Rafael: Although I generally agree with Nick, I have found that my Nikon COOLPIX 5700 (since replaced by the 8700/8800) takes fantastic macro photos. Almost all of the images on this page were taken with it. The swivel LCD screen allows me to hold the camera in very awkward and unique orientations that I would find difficult (if not impossible) to accomplish with my Canon Rebel XT.

  15. Carlo says:

    Beautiful! Thank you, Sir, for sharing! 😀

  16. Nice photos!

    I really consider buying a macro lens for my Canon EOS 20D now :).

    If anybody is interested in viewing wallapers I made from my photos, take a look at http://gallery.darkman.de/david

  17. Kailash Nadh says:

    Just what I was looking for my widescreen notebook. Awesome!

  18. Why don’t you sell these photos…they are very good.

  19. lamda says:

    Hello! it;s useful and interesting site. Thanks!

  20. Ive donwloaded a couple of pics – they look so cool. Great shots, thank uuuuu

  21. Angelina says:

    Great pictures! Did you add any color to them electronically? Mine are always so dull and devoid of color :(.

  22. Paula says:

    All of these photographs are extraordinary. With the amazing work that u do on these, have you ever thought of photographing spider webs or catapillars. If you could, thank would be greatly appreciated.

  23. George the Greek says:

    Great job! One of the best works I have seen! Congatutaltions!!!

  24. bala says:

    Michael…cool pics…and would appreciate if you could add a "subscribe" button to your RSS..!

  25. Bernard Yen says:

    A truly wonderful collection of macro photography you have here. Thanks for sharing the high resolution pictures so openly; these photographs have profoundly enriched my desktop.

  26. Andy says:

    Very nice pics !!

    two thumbs !

  27. Rakesh Raman says:

    Good job, keep it up !

  28. sinusoid says:

    I think the walls are best…by far…

  29. Pedorro says:

    Que fotos tan buenas, pero deberia de sacarle a viejas encueradas, con esa camara les veriamos hasta donde no nos imaginamos!!

  30. nhg says:

    best wallpapers on the net! i use them all the time! thanks!

  31. Kira says:

    Thank you SO much for posting these gorgeous images, and making them available in desktop resolutions. I especially like the Christmas ones. Unique perspective on those, and quite different from the usual Christmas walls you see.  Thank again!

  32. pete says:

    great great update -thx :-))

    they should be in vista …

  33. Thanks for starting, Michael. After your post I made some wallpaper too.


  34. So lovely man, perfect work!

  35. butch123 says:

    Great job A truly wonderful collection

  36. vikivix says:

    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G !!

    … simply A.M.A.Z.I.N.G !!

  37. Jose Lema says:

    In the spirit of Michael Swanson’s Macro-Wallpapers, I took a couple pictures today while visiting my…

  38. sillygirl says:



  39. Eugene says:

    <a href="http://www.wallpapers.in.ua">Wallpapers in ua </a> – Fresh wallpapers

  40. Dennis from Costa Rica says:

    Nice wallpapers ! Thanks 🙂

  41. mswanson says:

    Spring is here! I’ve just added five new images: Flower 17, Flower 18, Leaf 27, Leaf 28, and Leaf 29. As I mentioned in the updated post above, Leaf 28 is a little too "busy" for my tastes, but others may like it.

  42. Jordan Isip says:

    Thank you so much for this pictures!  They are amazing!  I am heading to a windowless office here soon and I am turning my tablet pc into a "window".  These images will be used as a slideshow to keep me sane.  Thanks!

  43. Magda says:

    I just can’t get enough!

  44. alperkayan@hotmail.com says:


  45. honey says:

    woooooooow .. wonderful

  46. yudy says:

    hi mike

    your pictures are awesome, my 17" LCD got natural beauty with your wallpapers

    keep working


  47. François says:

    I am starting with macro photography. You have shown me what true wonders are.


    Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  48. Francois says:

    Hi Mike,

    I am starting with macro photography. You have shown me what true wonders are.


    Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Europe

  49. Nastarn says:

    wow…. it is Awesome….. no words can describe these amazing pix…..

    Great job

  50. Susana (Colombia) says:

    Hey! this is simply amazing. I just love your work, I think it’s really nice that you want to share it with everyone. Please I would like you to let me know about any new work of yours. bye!! susypunk182@yahoo.com

  51. Fernando says:

    Beatifull work, thanks for sharing it

  52. Preetham says:


    I am really impressed by the amazing photos available here. Dude really I am hooked to the images in this site. I have already passed on the word abt this wallpaper available here. The moment I saw the quality of the images and above it is free to download, I was thrown of the feet.

    Cool keep it up and I have taken some cues of the photos here.

  53. pete says:

    congratz . i see some of your amazing walls made it into vista 🙂

  54. Tim says:

    Love the photos! please keep them coming!!!

  55. Eliza Lopez says:

    Your Photos very good good luck bye

  56. Sparks says:

    Love your wallpapers. 🙂  Any chance of providing them in 2560×1600 resolution?

  57. rachel says:

    LOVE ‘EM!

  58. ovidiu says:


  59. yotte says:

    So perfect,Thanks for your beautiful wallpaper.

  60. Laura says:

    Thanks for the new spring pics!  Just in time.   Miss you guys!  :)L

  61. Tasha says:

    Wow! You have very wonderful macros here.

  62. John says:

    really great photos =)

  63. Mike says:

    Would be nice to have them in 2560×1600 for my 30" LCD!

    Keep up the good work!

  64. Tina says:

    Wow, very beautiful indeed!

    These photos evoke many different feelings or "words" rather… like the fuzzy leaf for "warmth" or the close up of a leaf and it’s texture, "life". Or maybe… that’s just me 🙂

    Absolutely awesome 🙂

    I downloaded the "standard" one, THANKS SO MUCH!

  65. visitor says:

    Thanks a lot! Great pictures!

  66. Raj Gohil says:

    Nice WallPapers, Good Work, Thanks.

  67. Xylomn says:

    Very very nice work, I recognise a few of them from the vista betas, you’ve got some top class images there

  68. mswanson says:

    I’ve just added six new images: Flower 19, Flower 20, Leaf 30 (interesting because it’s an extra-blurry photo), Leaf 31, Leaf 32, and Stems 03.

    And in case you didn’t notice, I added a link where you can order posters of some of the more popular photos (a request I receive quite often).


  69. This past November, I stopped posting individual blog entries whenever I added new images to my wallpaper…

  70. alina says:

    o boze sliczne te tapety … 🙂 :*

    [translate it, if you want 😉 ] I come from Poland and writed in polish … generally these pictures are wonderfuuuuuuuuuul 🙂

  71. Vipul says:


  72. noobo says:

    hello I’m from Poland. Your page is  really cool. This photo is amazing. This colour , woow 🙂  

    See You.

  73. roberto says:

    son unas fotos totalmente perfectas lo felicito

  74. Guillermo Narvaez says:

    Michael your work is absolutely wonderful and the dimensions 1920×1200 are perfect for those of us with large screens.   Thank You for sharing such beautiful images with vibrant colors. Perfect doesn’t even begin to describe it.

  75. Tariq says:

    Michael, you are an awesome photographer.

    I love these images.

    Its amazing how beautifull the composition are in all those photos.

  76. lani says:

    Hi I’m from Jakarta, Indonesia.

    I love your works. They’re super real. I’m inspired to learn photography.. 🙂

    I’d like to see your work with fruits, I think they’re interesting subjects.



  77. Luise from Germany says:

    Hi, the photos are great!!! My mum is a Photograph, too. This photos are fantastik.


    P.s: sorry because my english! 🙂

  78. Luciano says:

    Love your pics, i can almost smell them

  79. Thanks very much, i like all the wallpapers !

  80. tachikawa says:

    Excellent, lot of thanks from Mexico

  81. Aussie says:

    These are the best wallpapers I’ve ever seen!

    Dziękuję 🙂

  82. FreezeWall says:

    So wonderful !!!

    Thanks, I will refer to myfriends

  83. Anil says:

    I lost my wallpapers DVD when I moved from India to US… and then got some of them on this page. Excellent work, dude! You made my day! 🙂 Thanks!

  84. stammofa says:

    thanks for your images!! really great!!

  85. mswanson says:

    FYI…I just added nine new images: Flower 21, Flower 22, Grass 01, Leaf 33, Leaf 34, Leaf 35, Leaf 36, Leaf 37, and Stems 04.

    I’ve been thinking about buying a macro lens for my Canon Rebel XT. Well, my neighbor let me borrow his Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens today, and I have to say that I’m very impressed! I’m sure I’ll own one soon. In the meantime, enjoy the new images.

  86. Niels says:

    like everyone else tries to say(but therefor not worth to skip) Awsome work…

    i hope you can enjoy it just as much as your visitors and that you keep making such a great quality!

    …damn im impressed 😉

  87. jumphong says:

    nice job!

    great shooting.

    cool view.

  88. zahra says:

    So wonderfullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll !!! thankssssss

  89. E l j says:

    It’s opensource!

    I love it.

    I love this colour too.

  90. Marcelo C Barcelos says:

    Congratulations! This is by far, the best work of macros i´ve ever seen!!

  91. Justin says:

    absolutely beautiful.

  92. Nathalie Araneda says:

    Las imagenes son realmente preciosas, nice work!

    Congratulations, Felicitaciones!!!!!! =)

  93. ti-ying says:


    thoes pictures are so beautiful

  94. eve says:

    These pictures are absolutely amazing. You are very talented!

  95. Great images!! Very nice work with those macro pics!!!

  96. Kelli says:

    These are so beautiful! I made them into a ‘slideshow’ screensaver. Thank you!

  97. Francisco From Chile says:

    wooooH!! The Pictures are very beautiful!!

    nice shots and Work!

    i love the colours in your images!!

    Felicitaciones!! Congratulation!!

  98. mswanson says:

    FYI…I just added two new images: Leaf 38 and Pumpkin 01. Pumpkin 01 is an older macro image that I took with my Nikon 5700. As I was preparing Leaf 38, I ran across it and figured that someone might like it. Enjoy!

  99. hey Mike this is the most wonderful pictures of all that i have seen, really i like so much the High Quality in your photos and i like a lot the simplicity because Simpilcity is what makes it Beauty..


    Chrisstian R.

  100. waqas says:

    These images are so beautiful. First time I ever seen such classic images .sorry I cant express my feeling and thought in words  because their beauty are beyond  my words .marvelous! Great

  101. Dr.BAbazadeh says:

    I love your camera who blend in to nature

  102. krvasiliu says:

    For me your’re like a god of pictures. Thank you.

  103. Jeremy says:

    I love your wallpaper images Mike. Would you mind if I made an entry in the wallpaper section at kde-look.org and linked to your site ? I’m sure the KDE community would be wrapped with your images.

  104. mswanson says:

    Jeremy…no problem. Link away!

  105. Heather says:

    All of these are absolutely amazing… I just stumbled upon these while searching for a good widescreen wallpaper for my desktop and wow. I’m an (very) amateur photographer and your work is very inspiring!

    I would love to see the images FLOWER 07, FLOWER 14, and FLOWER 21 as posters you have available for sale, my apartment needs a little color!



  106. Su says:

    Amazin´ color, amazin´ light, amiazin´ brightness, amazin´ u!!!


    Great, great pics.

    Thanks for the site.

  107. MaLiBu says:

    Wonderful 🙂 I can’t use another word to telling you…

  108. karen says:

    first time i saw the photos, i really get attracted… i like it very much….

  109. Thank U!!!! Thanks to Your wonderful images I will have more pleasure when I work in my PC… Such a fine job!!!!!!!!!

  110. shkodran says:

    Michael your work is absolutely wonderful  perfect

     Thank You for sharing such beautiful images with vibrant colors.

  111. lin says:

    love your images.  can’t pick a fav because they are all so beautiful.

  112. bom says:

    cool cool cool

    i love them!!!

  113. I have seen here an excellent work. I like a lot take pictures with my digital camera and I have a large collections of images that can be used like wallpapers. You can download for free from http://www.mybackgrounds.tk

    It is an old PC so it could be sometime slow.

  114. Nslng says:

    Wonderful, really good quality wallpepers.

    Cool ~~~~~

  115. Alan says:

    Really nice pictures!!!


  116. Kip says:

    Outstanding work…i mean art…

  117. Mahdy says:

    Really nice pictures

    rom a real artist

  118. Pamela says:

    Phenomenal work on these photos.  I had a thought – maybe you could do state flowers?  I don’t know where you are or how easily you could photograph some of them, but I know here in Texas we’re pretty fond of our bluebonnets.  Anyway, it’s just a thought.  Keep up the great work! 🙂

  119. Vicki says:

    Hi Michael, I love your wallpapers!  Sorry I didn’t read before I downloaded two of them but I don’t have a URL.  What I do with the inages is make jigsaw puzzles for my grandchildren with a program called, BigJig.  If there is a problem with me using them just contact me, Thanks for the lovely work! Vicki…

  120. Mayela Carrizales says:

    Encontré esta página como un "Error Afortunado", me encantaron las imagenes!

  121. Manish Parmar says:

    Superb ! It really feels like real nature blooming within my machine……

  122. Magnolia Le says:

    Those pics were wonderful… !!! I can feel the nature in front of me…

  123. Rebecca says:

    Hi there,

    Thanks for sharing these pictures- they are wonderful.  I was searching for a Christmas-y wallpaper, which eventually led me to this site & I’m quite pleased to say I’ve found a collection here that will keep me happy well into the new year!

    Wishing you all the best for the holidays and 2007-


  124. Landon says:

    These pictures are great!  Thanks for sharing.

    – Landon

  125. Jill G. says:

    Some really great stuff!  (Reminds me of O’Keefe.)  Thanks for sharing.

  126. James D. says:

    Thanks Mike… my flat panel is now a work of art.

  127. Saqib says:

    Amazing pictures – thanks for sharing!

  128. Balazs says:

    Amazing pictures!

    Great job, Mike! 🙂

  129. gimmy says:

    great work these pictures are really beautiful

    thank you!!!

  130. Jan says:

    Absolutely breathtaking photos – thank you for sharing them on the web!

  131. Lorentz says:

    Thank you

    your wallpaper is beautiful

  132. Gine says:

    Really good stuff!Pictures are awesome,especially for a wallpaper:)

  133. Yogesh says:

    i just wanted this kind of pics to adore my desktop

  134. Malang says:

    That’s great , Nature has tremedous archive

  135. I’ve been "tagged" by fellow Technical Evangelist, Brian Keller , in his recent post . And if I decide

  136. Becky says:

    Stumbled upon this through googling and WOW! Absolutely beautiful!

  137. mswanson says:

    FYI…I just added two new images: Grass 02 and Water 05. Enjoy!

  138. Wow! Amazing photography. I love macro art but I’m horrible with a camera. Looks like I’ll have a new wallpaper here right after I pick one out!

  139. IceTC ICQ1957770 says:




  141. Heidi says:

    Michael- thank you so much for sharing these!  They made my whole day better.  Really.  🙂

  142. GNX says:

    very nice,thanks for widescreen versions(for my notebook)

  143. Happy With Mike's Pictures says:

    I love your work! It looks so colorful and joyful when I wake up to my computer everyday!

  144. Angela says:

    Absolutely gorgeous work!!  Thanks for sharing!

  145. Paul says:

    Mike … thank you for sharing these. It’s great to see someone pursuing a passion!

  146. Farrah says:

    So gorgeous and peaceful. Thank you for sharing these..and keep up the great work!

  147. Ana says:

    Beautiful shots, but the iso noise is quite high in some, and the macro images are not as sharp as they should be….cannot beat the D200 by Nikon; but I am still enjoying a couple of these…..*neat image* works wonders for the noise…thank you for sharing..:-)

  148. S.a.Nayer says:

    Very nice piece of work !

    may God bless you !

    Love nature people loves you !

  149. Your photos are stunning !!! Check out my widescreen wallpapers at http://www.bulgaria-photos.info/wallpapers1280x800.html

  150. ... says:

    Lavoro eccellente! ..ringraziamenti per le informazioni..realmente lo apprezzo: D

  151. Scott Braddock says:

    Do you have any of the St.Joe Pier?

  152. fedrede says:

    nothing is nice here…

    why did you say that it is nice…

  153. Ron says:

    I will use these on my……XP Pro 🙂

    Thank you!

  154. Manojit says:

    this stuff is ex(to the power n)ellant!

    i am inspired. please do keep clicking…

  155. Asif Kamal says:

    I even have no words…these are realy wonderfull pictures with beautifully captured colors.

  156. dove says:

    absolutely fabulous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 nice 🙂

  157. Ashok K . says:

    Thannk you for brightining the screens with freh livliness…

    Great Job, keep up the good work.

  158. Chris says:

    Simply stunning photographs! I love them all.

    It would be better if they all used the sRGB color profile instead of Adobe RGB. People without color managed apps won’t be able to see the true colors of the images.

  159. mswanson says:

    Thanks, Chris. The last thing I do before saving the images is to convert them to sRGB. However, based on your message, I wonder if I might have missed a few. I’ll take a closer look.

  160. Andrea says:

    Grazie per le tue bellissime immagini e per la tua generosità nel metterle a nostra disposizione.

    Thank you!

  161. mswanson says:

    FYI…I just added three new images: Flower 23, Leaf 39, and Water 06. It’s tough to find colorful winter photos around here. Expect more as Spring starts to arrive.

  162. Yuri says:

    I’ve just got my new 24″ display and those wallpapers seem so great on the desktop. Thank you very much for such beautiful images

  163. Benjamin says:

    You have a very amazing wallpaper. Keep them coming.

  164. Gonzalo Martinez says:

    Thank’s my friend for bring us thse awesome pictures of nature on my desktop

  165. LabaJutt says:

    Extra ordinary Wallpapers!!!

    Resolution & clarity does counts…

  166. Trevor says:

    Wow, these are some great wallpapers. Thanks for the 1920×1200 ones! Great for us laptop users.

  167. siggi says:

    WOW!! Vielen Dank für dein Geschenk an uns

    Liebe Grüße


  168. Niko`s dvs says:

    muy bunas tomas logras muy buenos conceptos con esos trazos naturales

    logras una gran imprecion de una imagen diaria ^^

  169. marcelo says:

    impresionante. excelentes imagenes. Gracias desde Argentina.

  170. Aamir Fran says:

         First of all, I’d like to thank Mike,really, you have an eye for beauty, those pics are indeed superb. Secondly, I need to thank my sweet sweet heart, thank you for always thinking me and sharing some beautiful things with me, I’ll download the amazing pic you recommend to me, 🙂 At last, sincerely wish everyone can have a happy mood while accompanied by these natural and beautiful wallpapers.

  171. ... says:

    Du musst ein Fachmann sein – wirklich guter Aufstellungsort, den du hast!

  172. Millaray says:

    hermoso trabajo.

    realmente maravilloso.

    felicitaciones y muchas gracias!


  173. mswanson says:

    FYI…just added eight new images: Flower 24, Flower 25, Leaf 40, Leaf 41, Leaf 42, Rock 01, Shell 01, and Shell 02. These were all taken on a trip down the Oregon coast this past week. The shell photos might be too "busy" for good wallpaper, but as usual, someone will probably like them. Enjoy!

  174. Amol says:

    Awesome collection. I was searching for widescreen wallpapers since yesterday. It’s a tough task 😉 My desktop looks inspiring now. I might even impress other people 🙂

  175. Jatin Sanghvi says:

    Hi Mike..

    I couldn’t find so many colorful pictures at any one place on web. The pictures look like they are parts of some kind of chromatic theme. I have downloaded them all. Thanks for sharing.

  176. Parm says:

    Wonderful images Mike, thank you for making them available to us all.

    They’ll be adding a lot of colour and vibrance to my desktop! 🙂

  177. anoymous says:

    your wallpaper are great is just that i could not put it as a wallpaper in my blog

  178. Monica says:

    Parabéns! Grande sensibilidade artística! 😀

    Simplesmente fantásticas!

  179. Nishan From Sri Lanka says:

    Dude Thanks a lot from the bottom of my heart which is already full of harmony just by looking at your images. FANTASTIC WORK!

  180. akey says:

    wow, i was stunned by seeing these great work of yours, absolutely awesome. keep it up.

  181. KevCh says:

    Thanks so much

    Trying to Learn your technic

  182. H Beraldi says:

    Keep with the hobby and thanks for the experience.

  183. harish says:

    generous and kind of you make it available for us to to the entire collection.


  184. Optio says:

    This is the best wallpapers i ever seen! realy!

  185. Hygor Amorim says:

    Thanks for sharing those wonderfull imagens!

  186. mswanson says:

    FYI…just added Leaf 43 and Leaf 44. Leaf 43 was taken this past weekend at the Bellevue Botanical Garden in Washington, and Leaf 44 is a plant that my wife just purchased for our landscaping.

  187. Breanna says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for the great pictures! Beautiful, Keep up the good work!

  188. ie says:

    I love this pictures

    especially those with drips of water)

    you’re great!thanks!

  189. shiva says:

    Hi mike,thank you for making them available to us all.very nice & best wallpapers iever seen!i download many of them.

  190. Yousuf Jawahar says:

    Best collection of images i ever saw. Great work!

  191. Ulas says:

    Hey, congratulations, any macro – close up extension used? or straight out of the nikon 5700 ?  unbelievable.

  192. mswanson says:

    @Ulas: Most of the newer shots were taken with a Canon Rebel XT and a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens. The sharpness, color saturation, and lack of visible grain is a big improvement over the Nikon 5700 (no surprise, since the Canon has a much larger sensor). However, I’d guess about 1/2 or more of the shots (older, lower-numbered) are from the 5700.

  193. mswanson says:

    FYI…added two new images: Flower 26 is a close-up of a flower from an arrangement that I recently gave my wife. Object 01 is a garden ornament that we have in our front yard. Enjoy!

  194. Jaime says:

    These are the absolute BEST wallpapers I have seen … ever! I love to change out my computer’s background regularly so I’ve searched for interesting, high quality wallpapers for years. This is the end of my search. I just love your work. Thanks for sharing.

  195. Trabalho de muito bom gosto. Parabéns, do Brasil.

  196. Rachel says:

    You are truly a gifted person, thank you for sharing your art!!

  197. Luckey says:

    Nice, now is my new 24" TFT with an nice Background 🙂

    Thanks a lot

    Luckey from Germany

  198. Fan says:

    Awesome Pics. I love the colours that you elicit from your subjects.

  199. Matt Norris says:

    Incredible photos… it’s hard to come by truly beautiful photos like these.

  200. volta_Germany says:

    Mike. Thanks for these images..These are great!!! Only seldom that I find an artist who truly shares his vision selflessly.

  201. Roberto says:

    The pics are beautiful, refreshing and just breathtaking yet you allow people like myself to enjoy them without looking to gain money from it. That tells me that you enjoy taking the pics and you enjoy giving, which is commendable. You are a kind person.

  202. Gia Vu says:

    Wow, i instantly fall in love with your wallpaper and your photograph. Their beauty transcends any literary discription. I can’t wait for more. Thank you so much and GOD BLESS YOU.  

  203. saj says:

    thanx for really nice wallpapers

  204. Ivan says:

    Awesome lighting and detail, got to give you the A+++++ prop on this pictures!  

    Master level photo pieces, Good job.

  205. Nishanth.S says:

    awesome pictures. Thank You for sharing them.

  206. mswanson says:

    FYI…I just added four new images to the set: Fruit 01, Fruit 02, Fruit 03, and Vegetable 01. These are photos of food I bought for the July 4th holiday tomorrow. Enjoy!

  207. Tom says:

    Hi Mike,

    thanx for this nice Artwork!

  208. 24FC says:

    These are very nice photographs. Thanks for giving me some new desktop backgrounds to run!

  209. Ram says:

    These are very beautiful photographs!

  210. Paula says:

    Greetings from Manila, Philippines!

    Great, vivid and mouthwatering! Salamat (thanks) for sharing! 🙂

  211. Dranix says:

    Thx u so much.It’s very beautiful and convenience

  212. J Jessup says:

    As a fellow photographer I feel compelled to say that these are very nice!  Congrats on a nice little gallery and lots of positive feedback!  I saved several for my desktop use.  Thanks!

  213. Bekir Anac says:

    Great pictures !!! Look forward for more 🙂

  214. What a great collection of wallpapers you have here!  Saw that you are #7 on Wallpaper Review’s top 40 list.

    Pretty good considering the amount of wallpaper sites out there!

  215. Amith Kumar says:

    Really superb and no more words to say……

    High resolution pictures bring the reality in my pc…….. thanks…….

  216. ChardX says:

    Well, looks like vista wallpapers and its great man thanks lot..:)

  217. ohhh.thanks.. your images is wonderfull. ı like it.


    kardeş süper yaw..bizim oralarda yerler seni:)

  218. Vaibhav Dubey says:

    Thanks !Keep on going …you are very creative !

  219. Verrry nice pictures ! Art is the right word .

  220. Hari says:

    Awesome…. keep going…. 🙂

    -An indian

  221. ForexBlog says:

    This collection is great. Thumbs up from me for sharing them. They are really awesome. Thanks Mike 😉

  222. N A Ghani says:

    Hi, Mike u r great. Nice combination of excellent color wallpapers. GoodLuck plz continue it.

  223. Bidjai says:

    There are no words! I think i’m in love!!!

    Greetings from Suriname.

  224. Margo says:

    OMFG pictures. Thank you for that. I can’t stop switching them on my desktop 😛

  225. mswanson says:

    FYI…I just added seven new images on 8/19/2007: Flower 27, Flower 28, Flower 29, Flower 30, Flower 31, Leaf 45, and Water 07. I posted Leaf 45, because I think some people will like it. However, it is a busy photo, and it might not make the most effective wallpaper. Water 07 is a purposely-blurred photo of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy!

  226. vicky says:

    I found your site through InterfaceLift. goodness, they’re ALL so gorgeous I don’t know which ones to pick!! Keep up the great work

  227. gvganesh says:

    you are fantastic.

    I like wallpapers a lot

    Thanks man thank you very much

  228. jeje says:

    Even more artworks! I’ve been a great fan of your photos since last year. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pieces of art.

  229. Thrax says:

    I liek how u put all your wallpapers in one zip file for download… saves a lot of time.

    Thank you.


  230. liuhang says:

    十分感谢.(thanks a lot).i like it very much.i am a foreigner.

  231. Filippo Bostrenghi says:

    For me, the best in the net, in therms of quality and design.

    Great work Mike.

  232. Hey Michael!

    Your site is one of the more popular wallpaper sites around. It’s because your pictures are great and because they have high resolution and is available for widescreen monitors as well!

    But hey man, the comments list on this page is getting too long. It’s seriously beginning to affect the downloading time of this page. That can turn people away. Is there a way you can cut down on the amount of comments or maybe separate the wallpapers and comments?

  233. mswanson says:

    Thanks for the feedback, Joach. I think I get spoiled with the high-bandwidth internet connection I have. 🙂 I’ll give this some thought and see what I can do. I specifically turned comments back on a long while ago at the request of visitors.

  234. chaarts says:

    i like your photo…so beautiful

  235. mswanson says:

    FYI…I added ten new images today: Gourd 01, Gourd 02, Gourd 03, Gourd 04, Gourd 05, Gourd 06, Gourd 07, Gourd 08, Leaf 46, and Pine Cone 01. Except for Leaf 46, all of the other photos came from my wife’s collection of seasonal gourds and a pine cone she found near our house. This is also a milestone addition…there are now more than 100 images in the collection!

  236. Gina Moffat says:

    FANTASTIC!!!  I’ve added this page to my Favorites.  Will visit again.

  237. TonnyLee says:

    Hey,Mike Swanson,Thanks a LOT!!一切都棒极了,感谢你,愿每天都过的愉快

  238. ANDREW says:

    AMAZING PHOTOS MIKE!…beautiful images really.


    thanks a lot!…I was searching for some of this type of photos with macro to put them like screen wallpapers into mi widescreen LCD monitor.

    Andrew from Argentina

  239. sam says:

    One of the best sites on the net! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics.

  240. Jalal Najih says:

    hello to all,,,

    it is GREAT ….

  241. these are all so good. :)thank you for sharing these things that make me smile each time i see them.:)

  242. Joice da Silva says:

    I am in love for these pics. They take me to a place of beauty and peace.

    Love and peace to everybody!!

  243. John says:

    Exquisite images. they are truly awesome. Thanks for sharing them

  244. DJ Link says:

    WOW – excellent images.  And thanks for the single Zip file download – they are all great and will grace my desktop for a long time to come.


  245. girish says:

    may god give u longer life so that u keep taking nice pics like those.

  246. ZZQ says:




  247. Tom Sheehan says:

    Mr. Swanson,

    I’m 65 retired and love surfin’

    I happen across tour images and enjoyed them the originality is refreshing. I took the liberty to download a few to send off to my grandson. I wish I had money to send to you but with that not happening then a short note thanking you for your generosity and allowing me and my grandson to giggle over your work needs to be comunicated to you. Thank you from the both of us and may great things come to you.


    Tom Sheehan

  248. pete says:

    they are just becoming better and better . one of the best collection around the net . most of them should belong to the windows 7 collection 🙂

    best regards pete

  249. Jeff Jones says:

    amazing images…my desktop and I thank you!

  250. domenico84070 says:

    Your images, Mike, are fantastik!

  251. methos789 says:

    Gracias por los wallpapers 😉

    Mi Ubuntu se ve muy bien con ellos.

  252. Daniel says:

    You just made my day much better with those images. Thanks!

  253. Ksawery says:

    thank you for the nice widescreen wallpapers!

    gr8 collection! thx again! best wishes!

  254. salkis says:

    thanks a lot for brining these wonderful images, kudos for putting them up in a zip file

  255. milo says:

    Great resolutions, superb work.

  256. Liev says:

    Thank You! for generously sharing these beautiful images with us 🙂

  257. azghail says:

    nice n cool pics. i’ll write something ( in Malay language) about these cool wallpaper for others to use’em….thanx x 10!!

  258. Lidija says:

    Thank you. This is the most amazing collection I’ve seen so far.

  259. Casey Wise says:

    Great photography, thank you!!

  260. GOTINHA says:


    Passionate colours.

    Greetings from Portugal.

  261. Suresh says:

    Thank you very much, sir. Your great help is always appreciated. God bless you richly.

  262. Sathya says:

    Thanks very much for these wonderful pictures, i am sathya from India

  263. Daniel says:

    This juicy green fruit made my mouth water. This green juicy fruit! Thank you a lot!

    Greetings from Germany

  264. krittiya says:

    Very good and thank you for beautyful Wallpaper

  265. Cris says:


    i was looking for a new wallpaper and I have finally found it!

    your photos are absolutely *more* than awesome, you really made a nice work and i will tell my friends about this wonderful page!

    Byeeee 🙂


  266. Shoae says:

    From Thailand

    Cool ! Pictures

    ขอบคุณมากครับ รูปสวยๆ ทั้งนั้นเลย

  267. Vinay Rajput says:

    very beautiful clicks, keep it up buddy,

    and Thanks for sharing.

  268. Paskorn says:

    I have used some of your wall papers so long. Today I just found the great source.

    They are so nice.

    Thank you.


  269. Grover Campos says:

    Great images, they are so beatiful.

    Muchas gracias por las imagenes, muy buenas

  270. nix says:

    Greetings from Spain.

    Fabulous pics. thanks

  271. elchana says:

    Waooo!!! it’s fantastic. Great destkops!!! Thank’s from Spain.

  272. Impresionantes las fotografías!!

    I love macros and I love this photos

  273. Münir Ekinci says:

    tebrikler, resimler çok güzel. ancak kendini microsoft’a satman pek iyi olmamış 🙂

  274. Emanuele says:


    I think I will get one for my MacBook! 🙂

    Bye (and thanks…),


  275. mswanson says:

    FYI…I just uploaded three new images: Christmas 05 and Christmas 06 are photos of some packages my wife wrapped. Coffee 01 was an idea I had that didn’t turn out quite like I had hoped, but I think someone might like it.

  276. Poramate S. says:

    By far this is one of the most beautiful wallpapers I’ve come across. Thanks for sharing them with us, Mike.

    Really appreciate it!

  277. Prashant (India) says:

    Awesome Work dude.Really great photography.

    What camera are  u using.Do u have an email id i can reach u at ?

  278. Dagger says:

    Hey ho.

    that looks really cool 🙂

    2 thumbs up!!!

    Greetz from Germany.


  279. טיסות says:

    i like the last one. its more abstract and less realistic, hence more artistic.

  280. Spam Banjo says:

    a very, VERY nice collection of wallpapers!

  281. Glamour says:

    Waooo!!! it’s fantastic. Great destkops!!! Thank’s from Romania

  282. Primolus says:

    That’s the feeling to touch nature!Amazing work!Thank’s for sharing with community.Best whises on new year’s day! Regard’s from Slovenia


  283. Gabri says:

    Amazing pictures. This is a great start of 2008.

  284. Stewie says:

    Wonderful pictures!!! Fantastic photos. Thank’s fore sharing this great sense of taking photos!!

    From France


  285. Gene M. says:

    Awesome images! Beautiful colors and detail. Tried a few on my 19inch widescreen and they look great!

  286. liza says:

    These pictures are awesome however I basically used them all and was waiting for you to upload some more.. I mean there hasn’t been a new one for months now 🙁

  287. Gary Watson says:

    Really, really professional stuff, Mike. Thanx for letting us use them on our desktops.

  288. Morgan says:

    I LOVE your photos!

    Could you do something with candles glowing in the night outside…? I am sure you could come up with an awesome idea for that…

  289. andy says:


    very inspiring work there. great collection

  290. Erin says:

    I love your photography!  I have my desktop set so that the background change every 5 seconds and I’m using your pictures. By the way, I found your pictures from using the google image search. Thanks!

  291. mswanson says:

    FYI…I just uploaded two new images: Flower 33 and Leaf 47. Flower 33 is an older photo (from a location I’ve forgotten), and Leaf 47 was taken at Sea World San Antonio over the holidays.

  292. bethany says:

    i love these pictures and are captured so well keep up the good work!

  293. Alex says:

    LOVE the images.  They are great!

  294. Brian Longworth says:

    I saw your work on the computers at The University of West Florida Library and tried contacting you, was hoping to learn from you, but was able to get hold of Frederic Barry. Mr. Barry e-mailed me your web site, amazing. I just got a macro lens for my Digital SLR Sony A100 and am having so much fun! It takes amazingly clear close-ups.

    I would love to have advice if you have any, if you’re not too busy.

  295. phegaro says:

    Excellent photos i love the color contrast. It really makes the computer screen pop

  296. Sandra Grimshaw says:

    Best free wallpaper i have come across…i particularly love the plant/water ones…thanx

  297. Chandra says:

    Excellent Photography.

    liked the wallpapers.

    Good work Mr. Mike for sharing the photos

  298. jenny je says:

    wow ! what a freash pictures it is~~

  299. quatao'blog says:

    you’re so great! All of the pictures ab natural, so hard to take them but you did really good. They so great….

  300. buse says:

    Really great wallpapers. Thank you!

  301. Zuli says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Confratulations for this fantastic work!!!

  302. KISLOrOD says:

    хай всем!!! респект за картинки!!! что как англичане живем?? ЙОУ!)) ЙО НИГА МАЗАФАКА!!))

  303. Edith says:

    wow, they are beautiful. You are ingenious. Thanks a lot.

  304. Rhonda in Florida says:

    I thought I was fairly accomplished photographer, until I saw these!  What absolutely amazing photos.  I’ll be downloading all and striving to produce photos of the same quality.  What a huge heart you have to be giving these to us instead of charging.  God Bless you, your family & that camera, may you continue to give pleasure for YEARS to come.  If you should ever start a tips email list, count me in!!

    Sign me a New Ardent Fan!

  305. Aditi says:


    I’m speechless… Loved quite a few of these pics 🙂

  306. Kera says:

    Each time I visit I’m floored! Your pictures are fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

  307. Magda says:

    These photos are absolutely great!!

    Especially Pine Cone. I just love that one!

    I’m sure that I’m not the only one who’s waiting for new photos!

    Thank You for sharing all of them.

    Greetings from Poland!!

  308. Nick says:

    Great job… you’re an inspiration.

  309. D says:

    Excellent photos, Mike. I really enjoyed them. And thank you for making them public. Best wishes.

  310. transpaper says:

    Awesome photos. I love macro photography…

  311. Buena colexion de wallpaers, varias de ellas son muy buenas, yo tengo una web de lyrics y wallpapers, claro estos wallpapers son de musica.

  312. Michael says:

    Yes, these pictures are very beautiful !!! i like the second one !!!

  313. Vas says:

    Beautiful pictures, excellent work. Thank you once again.

  314. Your work is perfect. Thank you for tuis gift and for yor wonderfull vision.

  315. sac says:

    Thanks to all Dear excelent images

  316. Kasun says:

    Good image collection.Thanks a lot.

  317. kaite says:

    its so hard to find good,big,CLEAR pictures. your the man to come to for them. thanks

  318. I love the photography!! Enjoy with this page!!

  319. Your pictures are wonderful. I love the themes you use and proportion…nature….very nice…congratulations.

    Andrea Oyole from Brasil

  320. Ronald says:

    Mesmerizing photos.  while scrolling down through them i lost focus and was enthralled by the color.  20 minutes i stared at my screen.  then i realized  i had come here to see beautiful photos and started to scroll again only to lose focus and stare at the screen.  best 40 minutes of my interwebz life.  Thank you for being.

  321. holylua says:

    thank very much. excellent pics!!

  322. Gilles says:

    Thanx for the nice wallpapers!!!

  323. T.W. LONG says:

    I really like these nature themed wallpapers… Definite keepers for me… Thanks a bundle from Singapore… 🙂

  324. Hashim says:


    Brother u are very creative.I am waiting to see more of them..

  325. elo says:

    thanks man! these arr all wonderful shots!

    keep up the good work! your such a creative and talented person

  326. mswanson says:

    FYI…I just added ten new images: Flower 34, Flower 37, Flower 38, Flower 39, Leaf 48, Leaf 51, Rock 02, Seed 01, Water 10, and Wood 04. Water 10 is from some experimental food coloring photos, and Wood 04 is a tree stump in front of the Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington. Enjoy!

  327. Dev says:

    Wow these pics blow me away! Very nice work and thankyou!

  328. Jorge Diaz Tambley says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this great collection

  329. Mark Pritchard says:

    Wonderful images of nature that many people would never see if it were not for your eye to capture the image. Good composition and really nice that you are sharing them with everyone.

    Wouldn’t the world be better if everyone shared more of their talents and we all took time to look and see the beauty in all things natural.

  330. John Smith says:

    Have to say the necessary:


  331. Thanks Mike. A splendid job being done. It rejices me ver much. My grand kids are much delighted to see & admire your work done so dor. Keep it going…….

  332. Randy says:

    Best work Ive seen from anyone any where

  333. Jerseykid says:

    Images Look wonderful!!!! Wow!!!!!

  334. Mike says:

    This is surely the biggest collection of images that have no purpose what-so-ever?

    Don’t get me wrong, some are very arty. But what the hell use are they?

    You appear to be very successful at what you produce (whatever it is).



  335. Hello Sir

    Reached your site while searching for using background in artificial background in macro objects.All your photographs are very good.

    One of my friend uses artificial back ground for macro objects.What your say on this…

    He uses bg for clicking flowers ….background remains black….

    Will wait for your comments



  336. Ruchit Patel says:

    Really superb collection. good.keep it up..

  337. Aalap Shah says:

    hi mike,

    Really nice work with the fact that you are a technical evangelist in Microsoft.

    I am Just speechless. Really nice collection.

    Hats off to you.


    Aalap Shah

  338. Patricia says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I love your pictures, they are so colorful and detailed.  You were actually an inspiration to me in my photography class that I took.  I hope to see more of your work soon!

  339. VIJAY KULKARNI says:

    these are really good & outstanding.The world is really beautiful.

  340. ravinder says:

    thank you for sharing beautiful wallpaper.

  341. chit says:

    these are really cool photos, and i’m going to use them as my wallpapers. One thing about your wallpapers is that they’re actually good to use as wallpapers – some pictures out there have distracting things on the left hand side that make the desktop icons look bad.

  342. Mike, thanks for the continuous updates!!! I have to come back every now and then to update my collection 8^D

    …I now have a permanent java fix on my dual screen monitor at work….Many thanks! 8^D

  343. Mellyka says:

    These wallpapers are georgeous. Every time I come back to this website I find something new. I like them very much. The wallpapers are really great!!

  344. gime de argentina says:

    hola mike…me encantaron tus fotografias..soloo queria felecitarte..espero q continues con tu trabajo..

    muy buenas imageness!!!


    gimena m.  de catamarca argentina

  345. mswanson says:

    Just added 16 new images: Flower 40, Flower 41, Flower 43, Flower 44, Flower 45, Grass 03, Leaf 54, Leaf 55, Leaf 56, Leaf 57, Leaf 58, Leaf 59, Leaf 60, Leaf 61, Leaf 62, Metal 03. Of this set, my favorite is definitely Leaf 62. Metal 03 is questionable, but someone will probably like it.

  346. Joe Enos says:

    Incredible work.  You’ve got some serious talent.

  347. keith murphy says:

    your photos are so beautiful!  i use them for my wallpaper and people always comment on how neat the pictures are.  thanks for sharing these with us.

  348. Basim says:

    Its Awesome….

    great resolution..

    thanx for it 😀

  349. Dave L says:

    Love these. Checking out your latest. You inspired me to a number myself for vertical monitors.

  350. Seha says:

    very very nice..

    Its Awesome….

    great resolution..

    thank you..

  351. Sherry says:

    God Bless you for sharing with us all.  These are so beautiful and I’m very proud to have them on my desktop.

    Thank you so much!!!!

  352. I really love your porfolios, they’re absolutely excellent. What camera do you use to take these photos?

  353. these images rock! I’ve  seen some great stuff yours are just simply amazing. Keep it coming!!!

  354. Simon Elgar says:

    These are fantastic. Wonderful images and good lens technique. Been after good nature wallpapers for ages, A*.


  355. Mehrdad says:

    Nothing short of amazing! These are fascinating!

  356. Allen says:

    What type of camera and lenses do you use to take these? I’m into macro photography, too, and I would love to try and take these.

  357. andre says:

    they all suck. they are high-resolution but they are not high-quality…

  358. andre says:

    me again. sorry about the last post. they don’t "all" suck, i downloaded 5 and they look better than the others.

    more focus on quality, not just higher resolution please.

  359. pete says:

    the new updates are beautiful , aweome , beautiful , awesome , beautiful, awesome , beautiful ….*jumpsaround*

    you have the eye man …

    thx :-))

  360. Pedro says:

    Thanks a bunch for putting all these together.

  361. Thanh Nam says:

    So natural ! I do love these ! Thank you.

  362. greenapple says:

    First time to visit. they are fantastic wall paper great job.

  363. complimenti! semplicemente stupende!

  364. La-Nuit says:

    Omg your pictures are just awesome! I have dual screen at work and one of my screens is normal so the whole picture shows and the other screen is more magnified so it has a close-up of a part of the wallpaper, the picture looks perfect on both screens. Great job!

  365. Great wallpapers. Love all of them, specially the green ones.

  366. isa says:

    thanks all wallpaper pictures

    best regards

  367. tclwj says:

    I am very impressed by your photos! The colours and textures are amazing.

    You should try your hand at some landscapes.

    Keep up the good work

  368. Victor says:

    My friend, this is the greatest images of this style which I ever seen. I’ve searched in the internet backgrounds in that style, and i was happy to find this website.

    under which license you’re distributing your images, may I ask you?

  369. Riddhish Ruparelia says:

    Best Collection Ever. Thanks for sharing.

  370. maFLi says:

    Vielen Dank für diese wundervollen Bilder in absoluter Top-Qualität!

  371. Singha from Thailand says:

    nice walls, i’ll use some of them. thanks

  372. Emily says:

    Very nice photos, Mike. I like different angles and blur effects used. You have true talent!

  373. John Doe says:

    Some nice stuff but a bit ‘Samey’ if you know what i mean. Its just lots of close ups of fruit n veg with some other stuff throwen in. A good base to start of from i Think but you need to be a bit more creative for my taste. Get some insects or wildlife in there as well . Maybe have some filters on while u shoot or touch them up in paint shop or similair gfx package. Anybody could take these pics with a half way decent digi camera. As a photographer we expect nae demand creativity from you 🙂 Hope you enjoy the challange and look forward to seeing what you come up with !

  374. Alessandrina says:

    This is my favourite blog and I open it every now and then to see the new images… Thanks a million, Mike! Keep on sharing with us your fantastic wallpapers that bring the emotion of every season!!!

  375. Jeevan says:

    Great collection of hot desktop wallpapers. Thanks for sharing.

  376. irishvale says:

    wonderfuldesktop wallpapers!!!thank you very much.

    I was searching for nice flowers images, and I’ve luckly found you!

    thank you

  377. Kurniawan says:

    Greetings from Indonesia!

    Great photos! Beauty is all around us…

    You’ve shown us how to look for it!

    Thank you for sharing!

  378. Andrej says:

    amazing pictures…thank you very much…. 😀

  379. Anna says:

    These are AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing your work.

  380. Sonia says:

    WOW.you and your photos are incredible.thank you.thank you.thank you.

  381. Sergio from Italy says:

    My eyes need your images as wallpaper!! I can’t see without them!! You’re great! Ciao from Italy!

  382. Tim says:

    Hi from Melbourne, Australia. Wow. Your pictures are really amazing. I think they area really beautifully done. Incredibly professional finish.

    Thank you so much for posting them on your blog and making them available to everyone. They really add to the quality of the images on the internet instead of the low-standard pictures that have proliferated. Really easy to find on google too with "wallpaper flower macro" and the like on ‘extra large’ image setting.

  383. Richard says:

    Son hasta ahorita las mejores fotografias que he visto… muchas gracias por compartirlas… es un tesoro…

  384. Claudio Concha says:

    I find a treasure… Thank you so match for you picture and for posting them on your blog and making them available to everyone.

  385. rodrigo says:

    sir.. i’m impressed…those pictures are fantastic..keep doing that amazing job.. thank you very much

  386. Sayo says:

    Your pictures looks so fantastic! I am glad to find here(your site). From Japan.

  387. Kelli says:

    Stunning.  Absolutely STUNNING!  It’s interesting how simple subjects (and talent) can produce amazing results. How about some Thanksgiving related pics…maybe a couple more for Christmas? I love your more ‘abstract’ view of things Christmas-related, not the same ol’ Santas and snow. Great stuff!

  388. great pics….simply great!

    can you provide a short tutorial somewhere for the beginers like us 🙂

    I tried shooting some macros but hardly able to take a good shot…

    >>If anyone has some suggestions, I’d be glad to try to incorporate them into future photos.

    your humbleness much appreciated…its rare…

  389. Chole says:

    Mike, your pics are amazing. Keep up good work!

  390. Naomi says:

    Thanks for bringing visual joy to my daily work life.  Whatever it is you’re doing, keep doing it!  Bravissimmo!  Thanks!

  391. Ali says:

    OMG! These are INCREDIBLE! you are extremley talented!!! I hope to see more soon, so i can share them with others. Thank you for sharing!

  392. Craig says:

    Great photos but I was wondering if there was any with this quality of animals in the wild?

  393. Vituh Anfrizio says:

    Perfect! No words for coment it ! Thank Man ! Hugs from Brazil !

  394. Antero says:

    Great macro shots, but they highlight the dirt spots in my laptop display.

  395. Fondos says:

    Great work! These are excellent wallpapers!!! Greetings from Spain.

  396. These are really stunning photos.Can you send me more.I am really fond of this.

  397. tk says:

    fab-u-lous! fab-u-lous! what an amazing job you’ve done! continue to share such wonderful pics, and to share your talent!

  398. Trish says:

    Stunning! And just what I need to look at on a cold winter day.

    Please add more when you can. Beaches, shells water images maybe?

    You’ve got a real gift. Thanks for sharing it.

  399. David Price says:

    Cant believe how clear and colourful these pictures look, good work!

  400. Andrew says:

    Simply the best images for windows wallpaper.

    Thank you very much.

  401. khairuddin says:

    hmmm…your pics is too beautiful, i like using macro like this…

  402. Adam says:

    WOW, that’s an impressive collection of HQ wallpapers, nice one 🙂

  403. cheezyclips says:

    I believe that the strength of photography begins and ends with the feeling and the honesty of the photographer.

  404. mswanson says:

    It’s been awhile! Along with a minor refresh to the way the photos are presented, I added 10 new images tonight: Branch 02, Branch 03, Branch 04, Branch 05, Flower 46, Leaf 63, Leaf 64, Leaf 65, Leaf 66, and Object 02. Enjoy!

  405. Josh says:

    These pictures are incredible!  I’m pretty sure your photos will now always be on my desktop…thank you so much for sharing and making them available!

    Excellent work!

  406. DaYong says:

    I am a Chinese, the better you download wallpaper, you do not want to see better after the wallpaper. Support you! ! Try!

  407. Damir says:

    Incredible! Very nice detail on the images – makes you want to reach out and touch the screen.

    Now I have to find a utility that cycles through pictures in a folder and sets them as wallpapers, just like Windows 7!

  408. Ann says:

    Amazing photos.  Your flowers look gorgeous.  

  409. LDragon says:

    Thanks for the updates – I try to change my wallpaper with the seasons and it’s time to move away from cold winter images to something green and warm-looking, even if it’s still cold outside.  I always check the pictures here first (well, after I check my own photos) and unless I have something very particular in mind I usually find something suitable.

  410. emree025 says:

    hello, i am really suprised – these wallpapers are great. the best i´ve ever seen. best regards from germany. good job 🙂

  411. Kiriakos says:

    Amazing wallpapers!!!!

    Great work

  412. Sterling says:

    These walls are nothing short of amazing!!! You’re a great photog 🙂

    When Windows 7 comes out, I’m going to use a lot of your excellent photographs as my background slideshow.

    Thanks for sharing.


  413. marielle says:

    Wow these wallpapers are great! I’d love to show them on our site: http://www.wallpapergorilla.com. Is that possible?

  414. @NDREW says:

    Simply the BEST of the BEST!!…Amazing wallpapers Mike!. I wait such a long time for new images!. All are very very beautiful!. I love macro images!

    Many thanks in advance!

    ANDREW from Argentina.

  415. anna says:

    Amazing photos.Thanks for sharing.

  416. Zyrac says:

    Some very interesting and cool wallpapers, as one wallpaper host to another, keep up the great work. Cheers!

  417. Morgan says:

    These are very pretty!

    Thank you

  418. R.C. says:

    These are really good works. Why don’t Microsoft include them in Windows?

  419. April Littlejohn says:

    I love them.  Nice, bright, and refreshing.  Thanx for sharing.

  420. Yui says:

    Hello again!

    I love your new work! I’ll borrow some of your wallpapers for our site todayswall.com. I have added the credits fields so people can find your site 🙂 Email me if anything 🙂

    PD: I would looooooooooooove to see some picture of puppies ^____^

  421. David says:

    Thank you very much

    I’m from Reunion Island

    Goodbye !

  422. harry says:

    They all are amazing 😮

    The mixing colors make my day.

  423. Erika says:

    Hermosas fotos… se nota que tienes talento y un don precioso!

    Felicidades. Cancun México!

  424. BoyOfApril says:

    Thanks so much

    They are very nice & I love them!

  425. Bilal says:

    Found very beautiful wallpapers. Very nice work, good looking and having good impression.

  426. Jonny says:

    These are just amazing pictures:) Keep Up The Excellent Work!

  427. Miks says:


    you have a great collection i jus bookmarked your site and hope the get the new collections everytime i visit here.

    gud luck 🙂

  428. Thailand says:

    Dear Mike,

    Your pictures are very beautiful and amazing. I’ve change the wallpaper at my notebook every week.

    Thank you so much for your sharing.

  429. Igor says:

    Good job! Like photos! Colors amazing))))

    Thx))) Nature like in my native Motherland – Ukraine!

  430. Bok @ Manila says:

    Great work man. thanks for sharing

  431. Rohit Reddy says:

    Excellent work at high resolution.

    Thx very much for sharing this.

    I also have collected some wallpapers, mail me if u would like to see my collection.

  432. Frazier says:

    Super Awesome photo’s Mike!  Thanks for posting them for us less photographically talented. You are truly an inspiration!

  433. lucy says:

    Hey Mike

    The wallpapers are so cool,,,fresh like mint but..i would take the opportunity to ask you that I would lovvvv to see some fantasy like fairies..


  434. Widdybear77 says:

    Bravo Mike, Bravo!

    Finally something that shows off my 24 inch flatpanel in Vista64.  Absolutely spectacular photography.  God luv ya Mike…

  435. hi!very nice!! I like very much your photos

    are extremely expressive and quality.

  436. SweetStella says:

    mike, the photos are really super 😉

    i love nature. I’m glad that I found this site!

    thx, stella

  437. SweetStella says:

    I’ve used the water pics. Love them, they’re beatiful. I like water. It looks magic in your pics! nature pics on machines… I think it’s funny!


  438. Cintra says:

    Rock 2 is just beautiful! Where did you find those pebbles?


  439. mswanson says:

    @Mvh: Believe it or not, they were in front of Chateu Ste. Michelle winery. The first photo on their (current) home page actually shows where they were on the left side: http://www.ste-michelle.com/

  440. Rahul says:

    Simply soothing and superb source of wallpapers

  441. Bilal says:

    Whenever I visit this site, I always enjoy by finding beautiful items here at same place.

  442. M.H.M. Hafniyaas says:

    Simply perfect, superb photography. Thank you very much Mike.

  443. Herng says:

    This papa of wall rock it in the closup

  444. windows wallpaper says:

    i just cant believe that this is photography…

  445. Jeremy says:

    I work for a wallpaper printing company, we print many custom murals on demand.  If your are interested in licensing some of your amazing images please contact me through our website.

    <a href="http://www.designyourwall.com">wallcovering</a&gt;

  446. mswanson says:

    I added 10 new images today: Flower 47, Flower 48, Flower 49, Flower 50, Flower 51, Flower 52, Grass 04, Leaf 67, Leaf 68, Leaf 69. I was in love with the flower, and I couldn’t choose my favorite(s), so I included all of the good ones. 🙂

  447. Sundeep says:

    It was so nice of you & i really admire your passion towards photography….

    Your Pictures are really so beautifull………..

  448. idayusof says:

    I really like your photos.Amazing and I so nice.Thanks for sharing.Keep up the excellent work.

  449. roo says:

    배경화면 추천 받아서 여기로 왔는데 굉장히 멋져요 ^^

    뭐를 고르든 컴퓨터 바탕화면에 잘 어울리고…

    바탕화면이 지루해질때마다 여기와서 바꾸면 눈도 편하고 좋을거같아요 ^^

  450. joshua says:

    I just love it. An indeed art and Photography. 🙂

  451. Blaberize says:

    Excellent wallpaper selection you got here. Thumbs up n bookmarked 🙂

  452. Respect to art! and respect to Artist!

    Great photos.

    Thank you very much.

    You should come to Istanbul for other many great photos. Spring is the tulip time in Istanbul.

  453. Isa says:

    Great images, thank you for sharing!

  454. Roy says:

    Is anyone else having trouble downloading the wallpaper packs? I’ve been trying for a few days now, and I keep getting ‘connection reset’ messages part way through.

  455. me too, this is really annoying 🙁

  456. mswanson says:

    I’m checking-in to the "connection reset" reports. Hope to find a solution soon. Thanks for your patience.

  457. Domenico says:

    Awesome images, very beautiful. Bravo!

  458. colin108 says:

    Fantastic collection of images these ! cheers yoof !

  459. mswanson says:

    I added one new image, Leaf 49. Also, at the request of *many* visitors, I started to release some of the "old" images in a larger 2560 x 1600 size which works well with 30" monitors.

  460. Becc says:

    I LOVE these wallpapers! Thanks for making them available!

  461. su says:

    wow i LOVE nature so much…..THANKS

  462. للورد says:

    انها رائعه ولاكن بحاجه للتحديث والتطوير

  463. Ashley Adams : Online Printing says:

    There was a time, about a million years back, when I used to adore wallpapers of all kinds. Had made quite a collection of them. Thanks for reigniting my passion. These are very beautiful indeed.

  464. Nezaustavljiv says:

    Izuzetna umetnička dojmljivost,kreativnost slika na zavidnom nivou,o kvalitetu da i ne govorimo,sve pohvale!Keep that way

  465. H.sheidaie says:

    very nice.tank you


  466. mswanson says:

    On 1/18/2010, I added 4 new images, "fixed" 24 images that had incorrect color spaces, added more large images, and cleaned-up the metadata on all images. The new images are Leaf 71, Leaf 72, Leaf 73, and Reflection 01, all taken on a recent cruise on Oasis of the Seas (a beautiful ship, by the way).

  467. aj says:

    gr8 wallpapers yr…wat a clearity….


  468. M.Na$$eR says:

    Hey mike gr8 pics i’m really a big fan i’m waiting for more..

    regards t.c

  469. Bernhard says:


    I wasn’t a fan of wallpapers until now. I really like/love your fotos and enjoy the start of my Win7 every day.



  470. anon says:

    Your wallpapers are amazing!


  471. Pratap tripathy (Bhubaeswar, Odisha, India) says:

    really i love this wallpaper and i want more. can any one send me the url of any high clarity wallpaper site.

  472. David Reedy says:

    this is a splendid collection and i thank you for sharing it. i give animated flash greeting cards to family. these will bring wonderful life to my next year of greeting cards. you seem to have a unique eye for nature because all these photos seem to be a family. i cant find the right words. they are all so unique and different and yet your style shines through, illuminating a harmonious link between them

  473. Mike Dallos says:

    Epic……..and awesome!

    Thank you!!



  474. Amazing photos. You have great skills. Thank you for sharing your skills with us, I like looking at images like this because it helps me to learn quite a bit.


  475. Audrey says:

    Elles vraiment superbes toutes ces photos !

  476. holy says:

    非常不错,I come form China,会经常光顾,交个朋友

  477. Wallpapers says:

    Dear Friend,

    You have a very good collection of wallpaper. Keep it up



  478. I Made Ria Kurniadi, from Bali, Indonesia. says:

    No words can represent those amazing pictures.. Not just great, but I think it’s perfect job… Thank you so much to coloring wallpaper on my PC.  I love it..!!!

  479. janet alejandra says:

    esque estaba buskando wallpaper y aqui los encontre

  480. Jen Pruett says:

    Wow amazing photos, very inspiring, Thank you for post Jen

  481. AJ Mathew says:

    Great! thats all I can say. Waiting for such ‘one of a kind’ nature and travel wallpapers from you!!

  482. Maryam says:


    i love these flowers they are beautiful

  483. martha says:

    fantastic colors. wauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  484. Pimprenelle says:

    MERCI !!!

  485. Rohit Sharma says:

    this all collection is awesome,amazing… i love it..

  486. carrie says:

    these are AMAZING.

  487. viviy says:

    very good collection…

  488. Eric Ecklund says:

    These are incredibly lovely images. I can't thank you enough for sharing.

  489. Samuel A. Esperanza says:

    Please continue your work. Truely AMAZING. To photograph such 'common' things in such a way is amazing. Thanks for sharing and for free. I appreciate it.

  490. yesica says:

    i don't have the words to describe how amazing are this images thank`s keep doing this great job!!!

  491. HELEN MAGIDA says:

    Thank you for making your photographs available for all users.  You have a fresh and remarkable eye for natural beauty.  And you are a generous soul for sharing your images with the public.

  492. Ana Rafael says:

    Just beautiful, all of them!!!

  493. iLikeGreen says:

    Thanks for the amazing photos.

    Well done.

  494. ADRAZ says:

    Beautiful work, Swanson. Looking for more …

  495. (Someone) says:

    WOH! It's WONDERFULL! How did you had the patience to take ths photos??

    I love it. Im from Chile but i know how to speak english. (Thanks god for that! Ha,ha…) 🙂

    Continue like this  and you'll be famous.


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