May 2020

Bring RSPB Minsmere and Havergate Island to your living room with the RSPB’s free Zoom backgrounds!

The RSPB have released 15 images of their nature reserves for use as backgrounds in Zoom meetings. Both RSPB Minsmere’s misty scene over the reedbeds at dawn and RSPB Havergate Island’s views of Orford Ness feature in the list of free backgrounds

With more people than ever looking to connect with nature through their windows, the RSPB is bringing the wonderful outdoors to your desktop for free. Those who are after their “nature fix” while working from home can escape the virtual meetings through a selection of stunning photographs from RSPB reserves, available to download for free for people to use as Zoom backgrounds!
Covering everything from lighthouses to lakes from across the UK, there’s something for everyone, including your favourite local Suffolk RSPB reserves.
Bringing you an enchanting dawn scene as the mist rises across the reedbeds RSPB Minsmere, the RSPB are encouraging people to share their experiences using the virtual backgrounds. If that wasn’t enough, you can also download the calming views of Orford Ness from the RSPB’s Havergate Island reserve. Once downloaded, simply share a screengrab using the hashtag #NaturePhotoBomb to celebrate nature and the outdoors – even if you have to stay at home.
With more than just RSPB Minsmere and Havergate Island on offer, there are 15 free backgrounds to chose from and switch between. From overlooking RSPB Lake Vyrnwy, to immersing yourself in the sunset at RSPB Arne, there is certainly a background for every occasion.
Nic Scothern, RSPB’s Deputy Director – Engagement, said: “Over the last few weeks many of us have had limited or no access to the outdoors, making the outdoors more precious to us than ever. By sharing these beautiful images, we hope to give people a way to make nature part of their virtual social life and recreate some of that sense of peace that comes from a natural setting.
“Are you settling in for a team meeting? Try out an awe-inspiring snow-capped Ben Griam! Or if you’re about to sit down for a virtual tea with your parents, why not bask in the peaceful glow of mist rising off the reedbed at Minsmere? Let us know what you come up with using the hashtag #NaturePhotoBomb, and we look forward to welcoming you to the reserves in person once they reopen.”
The RSPB are helping to connect people with the amazing wildlife to be seen in gardens or from balconies or windows during these uncertain times. Offering some hope and joy through nature, you can follow RSPB England Twitter and Facebook for more. To keep up to date with the latest from Suffolk’s very own RSPB Minsmere, be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook, and for more from RSPB Havergate Island, keep up to date through their blog found here.

These images are all available to download for free from RSPB Images: