The new wallpaper for Ubuntu 21.10 has finally been revealed. And, as expected, it follows suit of previous wallpapers with the same traditional coloring (a purple and orange gradient) and a large image of an animal's face in the middle amongst other design elements.
This time, the animal is Indri - a Lemur. The rendering of Indri appears to a more toned-down rendering in comparison to older iterations of the default wallpaper for Ubuntu.
For those who may not be a fan of the iconic colorful background, Ubuntu 21.10 will also ship with a grey version of the background (below).
Ubuntu 21.10 is slated for stable release sometime in mid October. A beta release is expected around September 23, 2021.