In OS X Mountain Lion, four new screen savers were introduced, showcasing some great photography from National Geographic, the Hubble Space telescope and a variety of photographers. However, these images are not just for use in the screen savers. They can be located within your Mac’s system library and copied to a more convenient place.
To find these wallpapers, follow the steps below:
- 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
Each image is a staggering 3200×2000 resolution, meaning that they’ll look great on any Mac’s desktop.