Howl at the moon with these wolfish wallpapers

Wallpapers are important. They can give our phone a new feel, even if only for a little while. Some of us change wallpapers as often as we change shirts (sometimes to match), while some of us set one wallpaper and forget it, and that's a shame. A good wallpaper can be a pick-me-up, can remind us of better times (and upcoming times). They can show off what's important to us, be it a picture of the grandkids or an emblem of your favorite house in Game of Thrones. In an effort to brighten your screen, and maybe your day, we present an offering of wonderful wallpapers to grace your smartphone.

If you've got a wallpaper you use everywhere, share it in the comments below! We're always looking for something new. Now get your wallpaper picker ready and see what's in store this week.

Autumnal Wolf by Justin Maller

Mesmerizing wolf

We've seen quite a few Facets wallpapers over the last few years, with many of the best coming from Justin Maller, and his Autumnal Wolf wallpaper is no exception. This wallpaper was recommended by one of our forums moderators, Aquila, and we hope more of you suggest wallpapers in the future!

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Wolves by wazzy88

Hey, Mama, can we go hunt some rabbits?

This feels like it should be airbrushed on a van somewhere.. or on your home screen, where it can be seen even more often! These wolves look positively electrifying, and there's no shortage of other awesome wolfish artwork on wazzy88's deviantart gallery, including an awesome composition of Okami.

Wolves by wazzy88

White Wolves by GaudiBuendia

Try to get in here. Just try.

While this wallpaper has more of an autumn look to it, it's a work that also makes me curious. What are these beauties guarding? What secrets are behind that door? Is it a massive library with ancient mystical scrolls? A council meeting where war plans are being decided? IS IT FULL OF TASTY TREATS? I need to know!

White Wolves by GaudiBuendia

7 Days to the Wolves by Calmari

Howl at the moon

This monochromatic poster lets your apps and shortcuts pop against it, or it can add elegance to a beautiful natural composition. The layering of the wolves also adds a depth and a mysticism to the wallpaper. And tell me those eyes aren't just boring into your soul and laying it bare. Go on, say it. Can't do it, can you?

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Quiet Arctic Wolf by Nashoba67

What are you doing?

Some wolves want to go howl at the moon and chase some deer down or fight for dominance... and then there are wolves that look at all of the that and say 'Nope. I got a rock, I'm good'. Look at those crossed paws, so dainty! But the expression is what really sells this. It's just a look that can cut a man in half (to say nothing of those teeth): What in Okami's name do you think you're doing? It's a nice day, why you gotta ruin that with your barking?

Quiet Arctic Wolf by Nashoba67

Ara Wagoner

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