A group of YouTubers traveled around California to re-create some of Apple’s iconic macOS wallpapers, and they actually pulled it off – almost


  • A group of friends set out to take photos of some of the iconic California-based locations from Apple’s macOS computer wallpapers, and made a YouTube video out of the experience.
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  • The landmarks are instantly recognizable, but some of the exact locations where the Apple macOS wallpaper photos were taken weren’t so obvious.
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  • The photos are incredibly accurate, and the photographer even lets you download high resolution versions of the photos to use as your own wallpaper.
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A group of friends from California set out to take photos that exactly replicate Apple’s iconic California-based macOS wallpapers, and they nailed almost every wallpaper, except maybe the dunes of the Mojave desert and the waves at Mavericks.

The group consisted of YouTuber Andrew Levitt, landscape photographer Taylor Gray, and videographer Jacob Phillips and their journey took them to the Mojave Desert, Yosemite, El Capitan, and the Sierra mountains.

The friends documented the experience in a YouTube video. “I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent working at my computer, seeing these pictures and daydreaming about experiencing these places for myself,” Levitt said in the video. “Conveniently, they’re all within a day’s drive away from me, which sparked an idea for an epic road trip.”

Gray made the photos from the trip available to freely download, which you can find here.

Check out and judge for yourself whether the group did justice to Apple’s California-based macOS wallpapers: