A granite erosion-control groyne stretches into the morning Gulf of Mexico surf along a Galveston, Texas, beach.
The Galveston, Texas, Seawall is pounded by surf from an incoming storm on the Gulf of Mexico.
The Gulf of Mexico roars onto granite blocks at the base of the Galveston Seawall, Galveston, Texas.
A long exposure shot of waves on granite erosion-control blocks along the Galveston, Texas, beach.
Prickly pear cactus grows among the pink granite landscape of Texas’ Enchanted Rock.
The 220-ton star atop of Texas’ 567-foot-tall San Jacinto Monument. Located near Houston, this column commemorates the decisive Battle of San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution, ensuring that Texas would become independent of Mexico.