Ever since Apple changed its macOS naming style to locations in the US instead of animals, they also introduced landscape wallpapers taken from those locations. It has kind of been tradition for years, but for some reason, macOS Monterey did not come with a landscape wallpaper.
Instead, Apple opted to create an abstract image for the official Monterey wallpaper. However ,if you do miss these landscape wallpapers, then you’re in luck. This is because a trio of photographers – Andrew Levitt, Taylor Gray, and Jacob Phillips decided to get together to create the landscape wallpaper themselves by traveling to Monterey Bay and taking landscape photos that Apple might have taken themselves.
Instead of just shooting random landscapes in Monterey Bay, they took the abstract image shown off by Apple and attempted to find the location that it was most likely inspired by, which they believed was Monterey Canyon. The end result is a photograph that we reckon could have been something that Apple would have chosen themselves, but even if you disagree, you have to admit it is a very nice photo.
If you do miss the landscape wallpapers that Apple usually bundles with its macOS updates, then you can head on over to Levitt’s website for the download. You can also watch the video above that shows the process of how they scouted out the location and took the photo.