A penguin scratches an itch at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.
A Port of Galveston, Texas pilot boat carries a port pilot to a ship as dawn breaks over the Gulf of Mexico.
The historic tall ship Elissa—launched in 1877—sits at its berth in Galveston, Texas.
Oil platforms in drydock at Pelican Island, Galveston, Texas.
Galveston, Texas’ Pleasure Pier rises from the surf of the Gulf of Mexico.
A pelican cleans his feathers along the waterfront at the Port of Galveston, Texas.
One of the heavily-fortified entrances to Battery 236, located at Fort Travis, Bolivar Peninsula, Texas. This World War II-era fort was tasked with protecting the Houston Ship Channel from possible enemy incursions.