40 Denver Zoom backgrounds that you may — or may not — want for your next team call

Some of these are weird.
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It has been the spring of our disconnection. For those who can work from home, internet chats have become the norm. And some of us have gotten creative.

Perhaps you want a cityscape of Denver as your Zoom background? Abe Lincoln's stately face?

Whichever you choose, we hope they make your video calls a little more interesting. They'll fill the frame in full-screen mode, and they're best used if you uncheck the Zoom option to "enable mirror effect."

The shimmering city

The Optiv building at 15th and Arapahoe Streets is lit up with a pink heart. April 3, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Cheesman Park at dusk. April 7, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Loretto Heights seen from the roof of Sandy Pierce and Kari Bell's home in Denver's Rosedale neighborhood. Feb. 27. 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Vacant RTD space recently dubbed "The Wu-Tang Commemorative Gravel Pit." (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The Denver Art Museum, Nov 13, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A Denver sunset. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Nov. 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A misty morning over Brighton Boulevard, Oct. 1, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A Colorado sunset over East Colfax Avenue, June 28, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Mile High Stadium, seen from atop the DaVita Kidney Care building downtown, Sept. 9, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A cold evening over Sloan's Lake. April 16, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Notable nature

Bees fly around colorful flowers outside of the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, May 30, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Horticuluralist Jenny Miller at work in the Denver Botanic Gardens, April 7, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Farmland in Aurora that's across the street from a recent housing development. Dec. 20, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Sweet baby chicks seen in an incubator at the National Western Stock Show, Jan. 11, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Birds, y'all. Birds. Sept. 13, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Newly-adopted Archer frolics in Civic Center Park. May 31, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Tilapia swim in aquaponic tanks at the Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being, June 19, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Taxidermied animals inside the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's basement collections storage, June 12, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Pinned butterflies inside the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's basement collections storage, June 12, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Curious raccoons crowd to see a reporter visiting the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, June 29, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A great many Canada geese on Ferril Lake in City Park, Nov. 29, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
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A diorama inside the Botswana hall at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Oct. 22, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Ostentatious arts

"Study for Utopia" by Jonathan Saiz on display inside the Denver Art Museum, May 15, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Andreas Greiner's enormous Ross 308 chicken installed inside the main hall of the Denver Public Library's main branch downtown, Sept. 12, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Inside the Clyfford Still Museum, Oct. 23, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A view through rain-drizzled glass inside the Denver Art Museum's new campus, Aug. 8, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A portrait of President Abraham Lincolm inside the Colorado State Capitol, Aug. 1, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
John Sutton's giant, nameless cowboy which guards Rustic Ranch Mobile Home and RV Park off Federal Boulevard. Nov. 26. 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Monet's "Waterloo Bridge" on display at the Denver Art Museum. Oct. 24, 2019. (Keivn J. Beaty/Denverite)
A founding father crosses the Platte.

Local landmarks

Easter at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. April 12, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Snarf's Sandwiches on 38th Avenue in Berkeley, Oct. 30, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Hedy Red Dexter's magical pink loft in City Park West, April 5, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Casa Bonita, West Colfax Avenue. Sept. 18, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
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Inside Mile High Stadium, June 18, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

And for those of you missing the embrace of crowded spaces:

First Friday on Santa Fe Drive, Aug. 3, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Gov. Jared Polis' second State of the State address. Jan. 9, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
On the road inside a 16th Street Mallride, April 16, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Inside RTD's security command center, July 3, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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