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Desktop Fun: Rock Formations Wallpaper Collection Series 1


Wind, water, and other forces of nature have created unique, beautiful rock formations across our world. Now you can bring these wonders of nature to your desktop with the first in our series of Rock Formations Wallpaper collections.

Rock Formations Series 1

Note: Click on the picture to see the full-size image—these wallpapers vary in size so you may need to crop, stretch, or place them on a colored background in order to best match them to your screen’s resolution.














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  • Published 08/27/11

Comments (17)

  1. BirchSama

    And I recommend Yawning Man’s wonderful space stoner album “Rock Formations” to accompany this theme. It’s pure bliss.

  2. Hatryst

    Now my desktop ROCKS :D

  3. Lady Fitzgerald

    The third one in the bunch is Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA. My parents took my sister and me there when we were kids. I recently drove by there on the way to and from AZ to WY (we didn’t have time to stop since we had to cover 750 miles that day). The picture, awesome as it is, only begins to capture the splendor of the place. Some of these pictures were taken within a couple hundred miles from where I live.

    It’s been awhile since I downloaded anything from Nexus. When the heck did they start requiring people to become members to download pictures and enforcing it with an ugly pop up plastered over the picture? Frankly, that disgusting technique has caused them to lose me.

    @ Hatryst. Groan!

  4. kandries

    Just wondering : would it be possible to add the locations where these great pictures were taken (ok, the 3rd one is done already, thanks to Lady Fitzgerald) ?

  5. Scott

    The 10th photo is of the Apostles off the southern coast of Australia

  6. Dan

    @ kandries, I agree very much!!!!! Thank You Lady Frizgerald.

  7. Lady Fitzgerald

    #4 is part of the red rock country near Sedona, AZ. It looks very familiar but I can’t place the exact location.

    #5 is from Valley of Fire, a Utah State Park.

  8. Road Dog777

    Very nice set, destined to become part of my 200+ collection.
    The locations are (as posted) good FYI information.
    I would love to know what model of camera used, has to be one
    I will add to my Santa list this year.
    Kudos to images that add serenity to my desktop.
    Thank you for posting them Lady Frizgerald.
    You have got to be a pro-photographer, and
    our work belongs in galleries.

    R D

  9. Road Dog777

    Darn typo: YOUR work, belongs in galleries,
    Mine has yet to make it past a few U-Tube posts, except 3 that were ‘borrowed’
    and ended up making cash for the pirates who stole what I had no legal ownership proof
    ever came out of my cameras, lands scape & structures that I took over years
    of building personal portfolios for myself and sharing with friends/family.
    Do you ever plan on copyrighting any as your ‘Intellectual property’?
    I ask only because loyalty free is indeed very kind and noble of you,
    to post so much beauty, yet others have been known
    to rip-off fine photography and slap their Monika on
    them for their profit off your very hard work and best shots.
    Had a few of mine show up as post-cards and called
    the company who made them, 1st question was
    “What is the copyright # and if you don’t have one,
    then you are more than welcome to meet our legal
    staff.” in 2 different cities over a 10 year period,
    I didn’t have the funds the fight or fly so they were lost to me.
    I was not that smart to cover my a$$ets nor able
    to spend thousand$ in long drawn out court fights I knew I would lose.

    R D

  10. Lady Fitzgerald

    Actually, I didn’t post any of these. I merely identified three of the shots. I’ve been to Bryce Canyon as a child, roughly 50+ years ago. I’ve spent a lot of time in the Sedona area for most of my life (I took some friends up there just a few months ago). The Valley of Fire I recognized from pictures I’ve seen.

  11. Johnny Pleasure

    You forgot to include Smith Rock in Terrebonne, Oregon USA. It is internationally popular as a leading rock climber’s paradise.

  12. Lady Fitzgerald

    I checked out Smith Rock online. It may be a popular rock climbing attraction and the overall scenery is nice but the formation itself is not particularly impressive.

  13. Rob

    The 7th photo is Bourke’s Luck Potholes near the city Nelspruit in the Eastern Transvaal of South Africa. I grew up there.

  14. Joolyer

    The 12th and 13th look like the ‘island’ at Medlands Beach, Great Barrier Island, NZ; no guarantees though.

  15. Lady Fitzgerald

    It just dawned on me the last one is a night time view of Mono Lake in northern California. The ” rock formations” are actually tufa towers, calcium towers that are still growing, caused by springs in the area. I visited it briefly while on a trip around 13 years ago.

  16. crystal

    beautiful, very awesome

  17. donnamarie

    These wallpapers are all breath taking, bravo to the photographers :)

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