Water for the environment wallpapers

Bring the river to your desktop.

The rivers and wetlands of inland NSW are beautiful, inspiring places. They are home to a dizzying array of native plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. From source to sea, they bring life to the landscape.

The Department of Planning and Environment is working to provide the right amount of water where and when it is needed to support the long-term health of these amazing habitats.

You too can experience the beauty and wonder of these wild places. Plan a holiday, take a day trip or bring the river to your desktop when you download one (or more) of these stunning wallpapers.

  1. Move your mouse over the image you want
  2. Right-click the mouse
  3. Select 'Save as..'
  4. A dialogue box with the image path displays. Make sure you know where you are saving your image (so you can find it again)
  5. Click on 'Save'
  6. The wallpaper image is now saved to your computer, ready for you to use as wallpaper.

Marsh frog in a natural flood event

Murray Lower Darling

Photographer: John Spencer DPE

Frogs are among the earliest responders when water arrives in a wetland. This marsh frog was pictured during a natural flood event in the Lower Murray.

Pelican breeding site in the Murrumidgee valleyMurrumbidgee

Photographer: Vince Bucello

Pelicans chose wetlands in southern NSW to breed during 2016-17. Young pelicans congregate in crèches while their parents forage and feed in nearby wetlands, returning periodically to feed the young.

Canoeing in the Lachlan valleyLachlan

Photographer: Vince Bucello

A range of waterbirds chose wetlands in the Lachlan valley to feed and breed during recent floods. In treetops and among the rushes, thousands of nests were built. It wasn’t long before the next generation took to the skies.

Gwydir WetlandsGwydir

Photographer: Jennifer Spencer DPE

Wetlands are a feast for the senses during times of plenty. The Gwydir Wetlands are prime breeding and feeding habitat for waterbirds in northern NSW.

Aerial photograph of Macquarie MarshesMacquarie

Photographer: John Spencer DPE

Sometimes the best way to see the scale of a wetland and its inhabitants is from the air.

People enjoying a lakeside sunsetLakeside sunset

Photographer: Terry Cooke

There’s nothing quite like a wetland at sunset. After a long, dusty day, rivers, creeks, wetlands and lakes are the salve for the soul of a weary traveller.