White Sands Pack


Here we have it, the elusive White Sands wallpaper pack. I have done my best to pick a nice well rounded selection of images for everyone to enjoy. The location of this beautiful spot is in southern New Mexico in a national park called White Sands. The park is simply a beautiful place to explore and offers a million or so different vantage points for great images. Even more interesting is the fact that over time the landscape changes so it could be different from year to year which offers photographers a truly dynamic space to work with. I also wanted to mention an interesting fact about the sands as quoted from wikipedia: ”Its white sands are not composed of quartz, unlike most desert sands, but of gypsum and calcium sulfate. Unlike other desert sands, it is cool to the touch, due to the high rate of evaporation of surface moisture and the fact that the sands reflect, rather than absorb, the sun’s rays.

YoungDoo and I arrived late in the afternoon about an hour before the sun set and we could not have asked for a more beautiful experience. We both left with countless images making it really difficult to choose between which ones to share. I hope that everyone finds something to enjoy. My favorite of the bunch is the one previously posted here on 50ft as a ‘One Shot’ post and I know there are a lot of you that have been waiting quite a while to get your hands on that as a desktop and I thank you for your patience.

I will do my best to add direct links to the images for those visiting on an iPad or an iPhone directly soon, feel free to nag me for that If it doesn’t show up here soon.

To see all of the images within the wallpaper pack (ten images in all!) as well as the download link to access them click through the read more link below:


A note to readers: PLEASE mind the terms of use and do not re-host these images anywhere else on the web. I really can’t understand the motivations of people who collect and in essence steal imagery from artists online to collect a quick buck in ad sales on ugly no name wallpaper sites. I encourage my visitors to steer clear of such sites and stick with smaller, independent sources for your wallpapers. There are a lot of artists out there sharing their work this way and it can be a much more rewarding experience to seek them out and support the art world, even in the subtle way of visiting the artists sites directly.

To download a zip containing the above image as well the images below simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to download the file which contains images at full desktop resolution as well as crops for the iPad and iPhone. The terms simply state that the images are for your own personal use only as desktop wallpaper imagery and other uses of these images without written permission is not tolerated. Never re-host full resolution images in other locations on the web or you could face a cease and desist order and/or legal action in which you will be held accountable for losses incurred due to the unauthorized distribution of the images shared on fiftyfootshadows.net. I hate seeming so strict but it really is pretty simple ;) I just want to be able to continue to share as much great imagery as I can. Spread the word, support original art online and most importantly, enjoy!











iPad direct links (numbered in the order seen above top to bottom)

iPhone direct links (numbered in the order seen above top to bottom)


  1. TedM - December 28, 2010 at 6:18 am

    My lord, these certainly are wonderful..

  2. Mike - December 28, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Oh my, those are truly amazing. I literately said the words ‘oh my god’ out loud.

    Thank you very much for sharing, greatly appreciated!


  3. Phil - December 28, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Very very very well done :).
    Thank you for sharing with the rest of the world, I can’t imagine without these fantastic photographs


  4. Sean Bach - December 28, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Amazing pictures, thank you!

  5. Maced 2 - December 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    just one word : wonderful

  6. Neil - December 28, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks very much, great images. You were certainly there at the right time.


  7. Lauren - December 28, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Truly magical!!!

  8. Fayyaz B - December 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME SHOTS! Work of a True Genius!

  9. john - December 29, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks for the kind words everyone! :)

  10. Adam - December 29, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    First time here – these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing… time to go explore the rest of the site!

  11. Bill - December 29, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    John – thanks for sharing. I proposed to my Goddess there almost 11 years ago as the sun set over the mountains. It certainly is a magical place.

  12. Carlos Cabezas - December 30, 2010 at 5:42 am

    Thank you so much,.!!!! your website is my favorite.
    thanks for the Christmas music also.
    Happy New year to you, God bless you in every aspect of your life… =)

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  14. Chee Wee - January 5, 2011 at 5:53 am

    These shots are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing them!

  15. Jouko - February 11, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Simply gorgeous.

  16. Silgrond - April 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    John, your photos never cease to disappoint me! Keep up the great work! :)

  17. Silgrond - April 8, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Uh I meant writing amaze*
    Sorry about that, I’m very tired

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  21. Lars Bergan - June 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    These are really beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)

  22. codex - June 26, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Dude, amazing work!

  23. james argano - July 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    thanks for sharing these wonderful pics! really love them…

  24. Jaz - August 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    thank you so much for sharing these pics! really appreciated it!

  25. Lukas - August 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    thank you!

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  27. Annie - September 5, 2011 at 4:29 am

    These are absolutely gorgeous!

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  29. david - September 18, 2011 at 2:18 am

    thanks a lot for sharing. they look really good

  30. Tareq - September 28, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Wow, you’re great

  31. see2see - October 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Beautiful!! Thanks so much! :-)

  32. Samuel Patterson - October 18, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Thanks for these images !!!

  33. alecive - December 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Really really great photos here! I just now discovered this site and I fell in love with your photography.. :)

    Anyhow, I tried to download the zip archive related to your white sand pack but when I extracted I got the error above.
    Could you please tell me if it’s my fault, or upload an updated archive?

    Many many thanks!

    End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
    a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
    latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
    the last disk(s) of this archive.
    zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/alecive/Scrivania/50ft_white_sands.zip or
    /home/alecive/Scrivania/50ft_white_sands.zip.zip, and cannot find /home/alecive/Scrivania/50ft_white_sands.zip.ZIP, period.”

  34. zhangben - December 15, 2011 at 2:17 am

    woo~~They are so amazing! I must use them on my macbook desktop. Thanks for your sharing!

  35. Yashowardhan - January 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Amazing work! The photos just captivate my eyes!

  36. Abhijit - February 10, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Thank you for the pics

  37. Kelsey - March 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I searched everywhere to find the wallpaper used by GeekTool in the App Store and, alas, I found just what I was looking for, along with nine more breathtaking images! Your site has definitely found a place in my bookmarks.

  38. blog note - May 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Thank you, these pictures are amazing!

  39. Gonzalo - August 11, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, thank you!!!

  40. bentoy - October 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    looks great for me,,its amazing,,thanks for sharing….

  41. Amanz - November 4, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Itz one of the best wallpack i have ever seen…

  42. Anna - January 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Amazing! I was looking for wallpaper with white sand and couldn’t find anything worth, until i get this whole pack, thank you!

  43. Eric - November 30, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Awesome ! Thanks for sharing.

  44. Hari - July 16, 2014 at 5:01 am

    I want to use these images for commercial projects, i want your permission to use them in my projects which I am selling them in market place. Please let me know. If images costs how much it costs?


  45. nirav - September 14, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    great work

  46. dark3zz - August 27, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Wow, awesome Wallies, thanks for this

  47. Agatha - October 18, 2017 at 7:02 am

    These are awesome wallpapers and i downloaded few for my computer.
    You can download more white beach and desert wallpapers from:

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