Beautiful Free Autumn Wallpaper Desktop Backgrounds

Fall is my favorite season of the year. The beautiful colors of the changing leaves are definitely one of the reasons, and the cooler weather is certainly a welcome change after the heat of summer. There is just something special about fall weather.

What better way to enjoy the beginning of the season than to download some autumn wallpaper that can be used as a desktop background on your computer?

On this page, you’ll find 40 beautiful photos that can be used as your own wallpaper. The photos feature amazing autumn scenes like colorful forests, fallen leaves, and even some pumpkins. When you see an image that you want to use as your own wallpaper, click on the image and you’ll be led to a page where you can download a high-res version of the photo for free.

Sunrays

Sunrays

A beautiful photo with sunrays that fill the forest with warmth.

Leaves on Water

Leaves on Water

This simple photo of two floating leaves makes an excellent wallpaper.

Tree-Lined Path

Tree-Lined Path

A picturesque scene of a tree-lined path with fallen leaves, and a person in the distance.

Foggy Path

Foggy Path

This photo features a beautiful path leading into a foggy forest.

Colorful Leaf

Colorful Leaf

Closeup of a colorful leaf, with plenty of space around the edges for your icons.

Leaf on Wood Floor

Leaf on Wood Floor

A colorful leaf lying on a wood floor, which makes a nice background.

Water Droplets

Water Droplets

Macro shot of water droplets on a colorful autumn leaf.

Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves

This simple photo shows fallen leaves on the ground, and the top half of the photo is perfect for placing your desktop items on the dark background.

Brown Leaves

Brown Leaves

Closeup of fallen brown leaves with some water droplets.

Closeup of Autumn Leaves

Closeup of Leaves

A nice closeup shot of colorful autumn leaves with a bokeh background.

Leaves in a Pattern

Leaves in a Pattern

Colorful leaves forming a circular pattern.

Reflection

Reflection

Photo of a lake reflecting the beautiful fall colors of a nearby forest.

Foggy Forest

Foggy Forest

A leaf-covered path leading through a beautiful foggy forest.

The Dark Hedges

Dark Hedges

Autumn shot of the beautiful trees of the Dark Hedges.

Leaf

Leaf

This simple closeup shot of a leaf makes a nice colorful wallpaper or desktop background.

Leaves on Blue Sky

Leaves on Blue Sky

Closeup of colorful leaves on a blue sky background.

Edge of the Lake

Edge of the Lake

Edge of the lake with colorful autumn trees leading up to it.

Leaf and Hand

Leaf and Hand

Closeup of a colorful orange/red leaf and a hand, with a blurred background.

Leaf and Bridge

Leaf and Bridge

Another shot of a hand holding a leaf, but this one has a bridge in the blurred background.

Leaf and Lights

Leaf and Lights

Another closeup of a maple leaf, this one with bokeh lights in the background.

Majestic Tree

Majestic Tree

This beautiful tree is full of colorful leaves, with the sun poking through.

Feet and Leaves

Feet and Leaves

Looking down at the leaf-covered ground.

Autumn Colors from Above

Autumn Colors from Above

An aerial shot of a road leading through a colorful forest.

Fall from Above

Fall from Above

Another aerial shot that shows off amazing fall colors and foliage.

Winding Road

Winding Road from the Air

Aerial shot of a winding road leading through a forest of stunning colors.

Autumn Turns to Winter

Autumn Turns to WInter

A forest that features some autumn color, a line of fog, and some snow-covered trees.

Road

Road

A low perspective shot of a road leading through the forest, with fog in the distance.

Falling Leaf

Falling Leaf

A single falling leaf with a blurred bokeh background.

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Pumpkins are one of the most recognizable signs of fall, and this closeup of beautiful orange pumpkins will give you the autumn feel that you’re after.

Squash

Gourds

Closeup of some colorful autumn squash.

Abstract Reflection

Abstract

An abstract shot of water reflecting blurred fall colors.

Ground Covered in Leaves

Ground Covered in Leaves

Colorful leaves almost completely covering the grass.

Leaf-Covered Road

Leaf-Covered Road

A leaf-covered road lined with picturesque trees.

Autumn Photographer

Autumn Photographer

A woman photographing the autumn landscape.

Looking Up

Looking Up

Looking up through the trees, providing an interesting perspective.

Mountains and Trees

Mountains and Trees

Mountains in the distance with colorful trees in the foreground.

Orange Leaves on a Light Background

Orange Leaves on a Light Background

This photo showcases colorful orange leaves with a strong contrast on the light background. That light background is perfect for placing your icons and shortcuts.

Leaves and Sky

Leaves and Sky

This colorful photo includes a nice blue sky background, which is an ideal home for your icons and shortcuts.

Closeup of Orange Leaves

Closeup of Orange Leaves

A closeup shot of colorful orange leaves with the sun shining through.

Colorful Leaves

Colorful Leaves

This shot of colorful leaves makes an excellent wallpaper or background for your desktop.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed this collection of autumn wallpaper and desktop backgrounds and that you were able to narrow it down to one favorite. With so many amazing photos at your disposal, choosing just one can be a real challenge.

If you’re interested in other seasonal wallpapers, please see our other collections:

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