Enjoy the island's natural beauty from the comfort of your computer.
These pictures of the Isle of Wight's natural beauty have been chosen to provide an enjoyable background to your computer desktop. Choose your wallpaper from the selection on this page. To set the picture you choose as desktop wallpaper:
Which size do I need?
Each image has two links, one for each size. All the images are available in either 800x600 (smaller) or 1024x768 (larger) sizes. Both sizes will work on any monitor, but different monitors and screen set-ups will look better with one or the other, so you might want to try each to see which you prefer. If you have a small monitor, try the smaller size first. Larger monitors can show either size, but the larger size will be better quality.
|Grass at Shide Chalk Pit
The old chalk quarry at Shide, Newport now supports a delicate short chalk turf, maintained almost entirely by rabbits grazing, which is a habitat for many chalk-loving animals and plants such as butterflies and orchids. Download 'Grass at Shide Chalk Pit': 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600
|The Bembridge Beds
Clay formations exposed on the shore at Bembridge show a remarkable variety of geological rock layers in a short distance. Download 'The Bembridge Beds': 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600
The Solent is a remarkable natural resource as well as a busy commercial and leisure shipping route. Download 'The Solent': 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600
The low tide exposes vast tracts of sand at Ryde, rich in invertebrate and plant life, and vital feeding grounds for migrating birds. Download 'Ryde Sands': 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600
|Sand at Fort Victoria
The beach at Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth is next to soft, slumping clay cliffs which provide a shifting habitat for wildlife. The sands of the beach show the colours of the clays which are constantly eroding above. Download 'Sand at Fort Victoria': 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600
|Rock at Shide Chalk Pit
The old chalk quarry at Shide, Newport, still shows the calcerous rock which was extracted there for many years. It is now a peaceful haven for wildlife. Download 'Rock at Shide Chalk Pit': 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600