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On wallpaper.bitblokes.de you can find a variety of free wallpapers for your desktop. There are special sections for diving and underwater pictures as well. Of course it doesn’t make a difference if you use Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Android or an iPad. Everybody is invited to use my pictures as long as you respect the given license.

Maybe I should explain why I started this project. I uploaded quite a few pictures to different microstock companies. To do this there is quite a bit of work involved and many pictures are rejected with reasons like: “sorry – we already have too many ones like this on our database”! Also, the microstock companies have quite an unfair system if they do actually take a picture. Most of them only display the best selling pictures at the top of the page, so as a newbie, you don’t get to the top. Because of this I’d rather give my pictures away to non commercial projects and Non-Profit organizations.

The only microstock company I really can recommend is Shutterstock (my gallery). Their system is quite fair and you really sell some pictures there. Personally I think Fotolia is the worst and I quit there after 6 month and took all my pictures off. I think their system is very very unfair. Dreamstime is also OK but I sell more on Shutterstock.

Most of the pictures here are published under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. Next to every picture you will find the chosen license – to avoid any confusion. Non of the pictures includes a visible watermark or anything else disturbing. The license that is chosen for the majority of the pictures states:

  • Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). – atrribution is bitblokes.de – a backlink is highly appreciated but not mandatory!
  • Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.
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Over time the collection will grow. Most pictures are available in a resolution of 2160×1440 pixels and should be suitable for most screens. Almost all the picture I do have in a resolution of 5184×3456 pixels (18 megapixels). At the moment I shoot with a Canon EOS 7D. If somebody likes to use one of the pictures for business please contact me under presse [at] bitblokes.de

If you create a non-commercial Linux distribution and you like the pictures – help yourself. Same is valid for animal welfare, environmental organisations and so on. They are of course also free for personal use.

In my collection you can find pictures of animals, underwater, macro and so on. Most of the photos are here because I like them :). If you like my work please share, donate and so on.

Enjoy browsing through the galleries and I hope you will find a picture that will find a home on your desktop: wallpaper.bitblokes.de

Do you also want to earn money with your pictures? I submit photos to Shutterstock and Dreamstime!
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published on March 9, 2012 by jdo
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September 23, 2012

Red Sea Wrecks- The Giannis D.

Type- Twin hold general cargo vessel Built-  Kuryshima Dock Company of Imabari, Japan. Launched- 1969 as the Shoyo Maru Weight- 2932 ton Dimensions- Length, 99.5m; Width, 16m; Draught, 6.53m Engine- 6 cylinder diesel,  Max speed 12 knots. Wrecked- 20th April 1983 Location-  27° 34’ 42″ N, … Continue reading

August 16, 2012

In El Quseir you also can see big turtles

The diving last week with diving.de and Marlies Lang was not only because of the sharks very impressive. On certain divespots you also can see massive sea turtles. On one dive we were very lucky and saw Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. If you … Continue reading

August 15, 2012

That picture is the result of being bored …

Sometimes you just hang around in the water and have to wait. I was diving with an instructor and his student and they asked me if I could take a few nice shots for the family album. I jumped into … Continue reading

August 14, 2012

Hidden-Image Puzzle: The Beauty and the Beast (with a Lionfish and a Scorpionfish)

The best dive in El Quseir with diving.de and Marlies Lang was of course with the sharks. But that does not mean everything else is boring down there. The dive sites are beautiful – like the rest of the Red Sea. As an … Continue reading

August 13, 2012

Diving with Sharks El Quseir / Egypt – a surprise Whaleshark at the end

Certain dives you never ever forget in your live. We knew that we have a good chance to see sharks in El Quseir with diving.de. A good friend of mine, Course Director Marlies Lang, works there and we decided to visit … Continue reading

May 1, 2012

Disgraceful: Freediver Fred Sessa or his student Sitting on Corals and Apnea Magazine publishes it

I really don’t know what to say?! Most people related to underwater sports know that it is important to protect the fragile underwater ecosystem and especially the corals. Freediver Fred Sessa or his student has nothing better to do then sitting … Continue reading

April 25, 2012

Human kindness at its best: Stranded Dolphins rescued

This happened on a beach in Brazil. This episode was filmed right from the start and shows the instant reaction by the people on the beach.

April 21, 2012

Dahab Festival 2012: Raft Race, Flash Mob, Fireshow, Aikido, Party, Mini Windsurfers and Jam Session

Well I could not fit more into the headline – but the whole last day of the Dahab Festival was packed with events. First there was the second raft race. This time Team Sinai Divers was unbeatable. Around 5pm suddenly a Flash … Continue reading

April 20, 2012

Live bands at the Dahab festival 2012

Yesterday on the second last day of the Dahab Festival there was a very nice potpourri of bands playing. From Fun Rock to Blues via Reggae we spent a really nice evening at the main festival area by the bridge. So here … Continue reading

April 15, 2012

Dahab Festival 2012 – Raft Race and Snake Charmer

Just a few impressions from the first day of the Dahab Festival 2012. The Raft Race was starting at Lighthouse an ending at the bridge. Desert Divers came first – congratulations! The snake charming show was held in Mirage Village. … Continue reading