August 2013 free desktop calendar wallpaper

The photo for the August 2013 wallpaper was taken last month in the Stenshuvud National Park in the south-east of Sweden.

Stenshuvud National Park was founded in 1986; its area is 386 hectares (954 acres). The park was established in order to preserve a large natural area of special geological and biological significance, which also provides a valuable setting for outdoor recreation.

The legendary mount of Stenshuvud rises to a height of 97 meters above the sea. The view from its crest is magnificent. To the south, broad heaths and dry meadows bursting with flowers stretch across the level sandflats. Where they meet the sea, the sandflats open into an inviting bathing beach. The coastline to the east is more dramatic, with sharply gouged cliffs and fields of stone rubble; beyond, the blue sea with its open horizon. On clear days, the Danish island of Bornholm can be spotted to the southeast. During summer, the view inland is over the compact roof of a broadleaf forest.