36 Nature Photos That Prove Texas Is Not Just Tumbleweeds

It’s a whole other world, y’all.

1. To all the people that assume Texas is a desert wasteland. How many deserts look like this?


Seguin, TX

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2. Or have natural pools like this?

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Dripping Springs, Texas

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3. As for being dry? Much of Texas is the opposite of that.


Uncertain, Texas

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4. It has everything from flowing streams…

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Gruene, Texas

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5. To scenic rivers…

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San Marcos, TX

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6. To captivating waterfalls…

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McKinney State Park
Austin, TX

ID: 3113622

7. And massive city lakes.



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8. Even the swamps are pretty.

Uncertain, TX

ID: 3119506

9. Nothing beats a sunrise in the bayou.


Needville, TX

ID: 3113833

10. Or the wildlife.

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Damon, TX

ID: 3113818

11. Contrary to popular belief Texas is not flat either: It has enormous rocks.

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Enchanted Rock, TX

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12. Along with deep cutting canyons.


Big Bend, TX

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13. Photo worthy mountaintop sunsets.


Big Bend, TX

ID: 3104592

14. The views are worth the climb.

Big Bend, TX

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15. Only in Texas will you find amazing colonies of bats aboveground.

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Ausitn, TX

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16. And vast beauty below.


San Antonio,TX

ID: 3104531

17. People say the state doesn’t have seasons. They couldn’t be more wrong.


Vanderpool, TX

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18. It has colorful foliage in fall.

Wichita Falls, TX

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19. Long covered walking trails in the spring.

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Needville, TX

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20. Beautiful swimming holes to cool yourself off in the summer.

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Wimberley, TX

ID: 3104595

21. And every once in a while a mysterious white powder falls from the skies in the winter.

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North Richland Hills, TX

ID: 3113677

22. Fog is not just something you see in London — Texas has its fair share of mystic haze.

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Austin, TX

ID: 3113718

23. Along with epic storms.

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Dallas, TX

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Vega, TX

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25. Don’t forget about the 367 miles of coastline.

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Port Aransas, TX

ID: 3117737

26. You can catch an amazing sunset.


Seabrook, TX

ID: 3113915

27. Have a light house show you the way.

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Point Bolivar, Texas

ID: 3116954

28. Remember, nothing comes close to the beauty of the coast.


Galveston, TX

ID: 3104598

29. Oh, Texas has deserts too, and they’re awesome.

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Chihuahuan Desert, Texas

ID: 3113714

30. They have their own version of wildlife.

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31. And select pieces of high end art.

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Marfa, TX

ID: 3119935

32. The Lone Star State is known for its rolling plains.

Silverton, TX

ID: 3113853

33. With amber waves of grain.

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Vega, Texas

ID: 3118828

34. Where nothing goes to waste.

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Amarillo, TX

ID: 3117096

35. Few things match the beauty of a Texas evening.

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Lago Vista, TX

ID: 3117141

36. The stars at night truly are big and bright.

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Gillispie, TX

ID: 3117975

So wherever your travels may take you.

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Mason County, TX

ID: 3117238

Hopefully, one day they’ll lead you here.

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Austin, TX

ID: 3119999

God Bless Texas!

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