Over a fifteen year span I have amassed more than 1,000 background pictures just like this. I have personally collected them or I have had them shared with me from other friends and colleagues.
IMPORTANT: I take zero credit for them as they've been created by photographers/artists across the world. Or personally sent from readers of mine wanting to share. Given the nature of how I have acquired them, I cannot tell you whom they belong to.
I do not make any money off of this blog nor claim credit to any of these incredible pictures. My hope is that the world gets another opportunity to see something so awesome, such as these pictures.