A great background or wallpaper can start your day off on a good mood. There’s certainly no shortage of places to find something to revitalize your desktop, whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns. With the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?

Throughout the week we'll be sharing some beautiful wallpapers gathered from around the web by members of the TechSpot staff, each day covering a different theme. Today's theme is nature photography and amazing scenes.

5 days, 5 killer tech tips is a TechSpot monthly feature

On the third week of every month, we'll publish 5 killer tech tips, one for each day of the week for a given app, service, or platform. This month we're doing something different, sharing with you a collection of awesome wallpapers to use on your desktop PC, laptop or smartphone.

Amazing take of Pfiefer Beach, Big Sur, CA

Wasatch Mountains in Alta, Utah

Alarmed Owl

Hong Kong at Night

Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Lake Sorvagsvatn, Faroe Islands

Columbia Rocket Launch

Swinging Bridge

Taj Mahal

The Milky Way

Yosemite National Park

Butterfly

Runaway train

Wave Race

Infrared Tree of Life

Flowing Magma

Monochrome Cityscape

Full Steam Ahead

The (Real) Long Dark

Milky Way Over Mount Fuji

Mid-flight

Grand Prismatic Spring