Desktop & iPad Wallpapers – February 2012

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Welcome to February!

 

The first month of the year has gone and that means, yeah, we have the first winner and runner’s up in our 2012 Nature Photography Competition!   We have been blown away at the quality of photographs that have been entered and I know that it is just going to keep on getting better and better!


Make sure to check in tomorrow for the announcement of our first three finalists and also check out some of the images that have already been entered into the February competition category!

 

But for now it’s time for the free wallpaper downloads for February 2012 and as with last month you get to choose images for both your desktop and iPad!

 

As always each of the six wallpapers are available in two sizes.  The large versions are sized at 2560 x 1600 and small ones at 1280 x 800.  To download your favorite wallpaper, without the frames, simply use the text links below the image of your choice, right click on the image once it has finished loading and that’s it!  

 

If you’re not sure how to add the wallpaper to your desktop background simply leave a comment and we’ll help you out!  More info on the iPad wallpapers after the four desktop images.


Wallpaper #1 – February 2012

 

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Nikon D3s, 260mm, 1/1600, f/4, ISO 320

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Image by Gerry van der Walt

 

Knowing animal behavior is a great way not only predict image but also tell stories.  

 

This lioness was just starting to pay some attention to a couple of Impala on the opposite side of the dam wall.  Foot up, ears down and you have a story.

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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Wallpaper #2 – February 2012

 

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Canon 1D Mark IV, 600mm, 1/640, f/8, ISO 200

Marievale, South Africa

Image by Andrew Beck

 

Bird photography can be quite challenging at the best of times but when these Bishops are showing off to the females you will have ample opportunity to create images of them.

 

Find a spot close by, check your shutter speed and background and wait for the males to show you their ‘pretty’.

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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Wallpaper #3 – February 2012

 

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Nikon D700, 14mm, 0,3 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2500

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Image by Gerry van der Walt

 

Taken a good 30 minutes before sunrise this dead tree made for a fantastic silhouette against the textured background.

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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Wallpaper #4 – Februaury 2012

 

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Canon 1D Mark IV, 600mm, 1/3200, f/4.5, ISO 800

Chobe, Botswana

Image by Andrew Beck


Even when perching an African Fish Eagle makes for a fantastic visual. 

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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Wallpaper #5 – February 2012

 

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Nikon D3s, 400mm, 1/125, f/7,1, ISO 500

Image by Gerry van der Walt


By using a long telephoto lens and a low angle I was able to create a nice intimate portrait of this feeding white rhino.

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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Wallpaper #6 – February 2012

 

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Nikon D700, 14mm, 1/40, f/2.8, ISO 1000

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Image by Gerry van der Walt


On this particular morning the clouds just did not want to light up like I was hoping for but in the end I was still able to get a great early morning moment in Africa.

 

To download the small version of this image click here.  Alternatively click here for the larger version.

 

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And now time for the new iPad wallpapers!  Still exciting isn’t it?

 

These wallpapers have been sized to fit your iPad screen perfectly, in both landscape and portrait orientation.  All you have to do is save the image to your iPad photo library where it will be saved in the Camera Roll.

 

From there click on the little arrow-out-of-the-box icon and select ‘Use as Wallpaper’.  Looks like this.

 

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Once you have selected ‘Use as Wallpaper’ you can choose to set the image as the wallpaper for your Lock Screen, Home Screen or both.  But hey, you could also download both images and use one for the Lock Screen and one for the Home Screen.  I am currently using the star-scape image and it looks awesome!

 

If you have any issues with installing your iPad wallpapers, or if you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help out.  Also, once you have used the wallpapers on your iPad I would love to hear whether you prefer the image clean like this or if you would like a calendar added as well?  Let me know!

 

So with that being said, here are the first two iPad wallpaper downloads for 2012.


iPad Wallpaper #1 – February 2012

 

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Canon 1D Mark III, 400mm, 1/800, f/8, ISO 640

South Luangwa, Zambia

Image by Gerry van der Walt


Lovely textures and color makes for a stunning frame for this hippo and his two companions.


To download this wallpaper for your iPad click here.

 

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iPad Wallpaper #2 – February 2012

 

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Canon 1D Mark IV, 600mm, 1/640, f/8, ISO 200

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Image by Andrew Beck

 

This herd of wildebeest shows but a glimpse of the golden moments you can capture in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

 

To download this wallpaper for your iPad click here.

 

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iPad Wallpaper #3 – February 2012

 

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Nikon D3s, 300mm, 1/500, f/4, ISO 400

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Image by Gerry van der Walt


To me the nose is one of the most perfect parts on a lion.  This female, passed out in the shade of a tree, gave me the perfect opportunity to photograph this image.


To download this wallpaper for your iPad click here.

 

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iPad Wallpaper #4 – February 2012

 

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Nikon D700, 14mm, 1/40, f/2.8, ISO 1000

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Image by Gerry van der Walt

On this particular morning the clouds just did not want to light up like I was hoping for but in the end I was still able to get a great early morning moment in Africa.


To download this wallpaper for your iPad click here.

 

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So there you have it! 

 

Some great wildlife and nature images to brighten up your desktop and iPad.  Since we are all about sharing the experience it would be great if you could share the link with your friends and family so they can also choose their favorites and while you’re at it, please take a few seconds to leave me a comment to tell me which is your favorite?  

To make sure you don’t miss any updates, blog post of random images from the Wild Eye Gallery make sure to check out the following social media links.


 

As always I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Until next time.

 

Gerry van der Walt

 

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