Secret Wallpapers

Did you know OS X Mountain Lion includes 44 ridiculously beautiful high resolution wallpapers? They’re hidden inside the four equally attractive new screen savers and feature some truly stunning scenery from National Geographic, the Hubble Space telescope, and some amazing photographers.

Each image is a whopping 3200×2000 resolution, here’s how to access these on your Mac:

    • From the OS X Finder, hit Command+Shift+G to summon Go To Folder and enter the following path exactly:

/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.Framework/Versions/A/Resources/Default Collections/

  • Copy the four well-labeled directories “1-National Geographic”, “2-Aerial”, “3-Cosmos”, “4-Nature Patterns” to the Desktop or elsewhere for easy access to the high res images
  • Set them as your wallpaper and enjoy

A few thumbnail previews are shown below, but you really need to check them out yourself in full resolution, they’re stunning.

National Geographic:
National Geographic wallpapers hidden in OS X

Cosmos:
hidden cosmos wallpapers

Aerial:
hidden aerial wallpapers

Nature Patterns:
hidden nature patterns wallpapers

You will find a handful that are also in the default OS X Mountain Lion wallpaper collection, but the vast majority are totally new