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 Dorset RSPB reserve.

Bringing you a beautiful summer sunset from across the heathland at RSPB Arne, the RSPB are encouraging people to share their experiences using the virtual backgrounds. Simply share a screengrab once downloaded using the hashtag #NaturePhotoBomb to celebrate nature and the outdoors – even if you have to stay at home.

With more than just RSPB Arne on offer, there are 15 free backgrounds to chose from and switch between. From overlooking RSPB Lake Vyrnwy, to immersing yourself in the reedbeds at RSPB Fowlmere, 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.”