Photography in Texas

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When touring around Texas, be sure to bring your cameras as this place has a lot of scenic attractions. You will never run out of instagramable places to feature and stories to tell when you get back home.

Texas is a haven for all photography-enthusiasts because of its big, bold landscapes that are perfect for photographing. Although there are several major cities in Texas, many of the best locations for landscape photography are somewhat remote.

Best places for photography in Texas

  • Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River

The Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River protects 196 miles of the Rio Grande, including about 70 miles that are within Big Bend National Park. The remaining portion is downstream of Big Bend. Boating and rafting is the most popular activity.


  • Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park runs along about 118 miles of the Rio Grande at the Mexican border. The park features beautiful, deep canyons carved by the river, amazing desert landscape, and a dark sky that is perfect for stargazing and capturing the night sky.


  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park

This place is located along the New Mexico state line. It features the great Guadalupe Peak (the highest point in Texas) and El Capitan (a prominent rock formation). On the west side of the park, you can find gypsum sand dunes.


  • Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve is in eastern Texas. There is an abundant sight of plant and animal life here. The area includes forests, bayou, and river.