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Palo Duro Canyon is a canyon system of the Caprock Escarpment located in the Texas Panhandle near the cities of Amarillo and Canyon. As the second-largest canyon in the United States, it is roughly 120 mi long and has an average width of 6 mi, but reaches a width of 20 mi at places. Its depth is around 820 ft, but in some locations, it increases to 1,000 ft. Palo Duro Canyon (from the Spanish meaning "hard wood" or, more exactly, "hard stick") has been named "The Grand Canyon of Texas" both for its size and for its dramatic geological features, including the multicolored layers of rock and steep mesa walls similar to those in the Grand Canyon. #wildwest #palodurocanyon #paloduro #texas #wagon #amarillo #amarillotexas #amarillotx #stateparks #texasparksandwildlife #texasparks #texasparkswildlife
A Red-headed Woodpecker watches the sun rise on Lake O' the Pines. There's also more water to watch with higher levels from Lake O' the Pines on down to Caddo. #lakeothepines #bigcypressbayou #caddolake #caddo_lake1 #myetx #paddle #kayak #canoe #tuckerscamp #travelandwildlifephotography #texasparksandwildlife #photo .nature.wild #etxtraveler #wildlifephotography #natureshot #naturelover #natureonly #birds #birds .nature #birds .lover.page #kristhomasphotos #riverbendoutfitters
Sweetest baby ever! 😭😍 I’m so glad I got to visit the Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead, this family made something out of nothing, 1918 was a tough year and I admire everything about this farm. 🐷 🐓 🐮 #texasparksandwildlife 💚
We got the roof on our Dino Gingerbread House...come out and help me decorate it tomorrow at @dinovalleysp I will be serving up some Hot Chocolate to the little ones and have 25 Texas size Gingerbread boy and girl cookies to hand out. #holiday #happyholidays #chefconniebakes #texasparksandwildlife #dinosaurvalleystatepark #holidayinthepark
Hope to see you tomorrow @dinovalleysp at 3 pm to decorate the Dino Gingerbread House 🍭🌲#holiday #happyholidays #chefconniebakes #texasparksandwildlife
Our #WeWillNotBeTamed Grand Prize winner, Juan, is excited to have his new @toyotausa Tundra just in time for the holiday season! Juan and all other great supporters like you, play an essential role in helping us conserve the wild things and wild places of Texas! Thank you for supporting the #WeWillNotBeTamed campaign and TPWF! • • • • #WeWillNotBeTamed #LiveAmongtheWild #JointheWildLife #TexasParksandWildlife #TexasFisheries #WildAnimalsofTexas #TexasWildlife #ParksinTexas #ParksandWildlife #TexasStateParks #TexasParks
Beautiful Pintail Drake on this nice, cold Texas morning. #waterfowlhunting #duckhunting #pintail #texasparksandwildlife #publiclandowner
Notice the deer behind this buck. He exhibited the true color of a South Texas whitetail for that time of year. What would be the reason for the mature buck losing the color in his hide for several months and then it darkened back up? The ranch is several thousand acres and they do provide supplemental protein and cotton seed. Would love to read your thoughts as well as if any of you have ever witnessed this yourself. #richardsoutdoorphotography #hindesranch #deer #whitetail #deermanagement #qualitydeermanagement #whitetaildeer #whitetailmanagement #deerhunting #deerseason #hunting #deerhunting #texas #texaswildlife #texaswildlifeassociation #qdma #texasparksandwildlife #canon #monsterbuck #leupoldcore #realtree #kingscamo
The Battleship Texas has a lot of firsts for the US Navy - first to launch an airplane (from a crane like the one in the photo), first to mount anti-aircraft weapons, and one of the first to receive radar.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #battleshiptexas #usstexas #bb35 #txstateparks #tpwd #texasparksandwildlife #usnavy #usnavalhistory #warship #ww1 #ww2 #wwi #wwii #dreadnaught #laporte #laportetexas #laportetx #houston #sanjacinto #sanjacintoshs #sanjacintobattleground
Startled when I noticed this guy when on the trail. Was so close I could have reached out and touched him. #alligator #Hiking #texasparksandwildlife #keepitwild #optoutside #SwampLife
This beautiful sight is the Resaca de la Palma Reservoir located in the northern section of Brownsville, TX. Near it is the @resacadelapalmastatepark which is host to not only great events for family and friends, but also according to the tpwd.texas.gov website “Brownsville’s Resaca de la Palma boasts the largest tract of native habitat in the World Birding Center network.”; how impressive don’t you think?! . . I think the reservoir would be a great place for some kayaking maybe even some wake boarding if the water was clean and as long as it didn’t negatively effect the area or wildlife. Maybe some campsites surrounding the water!! . . . What do you think? Campsites and water sports for some fun recreational activities or leave it untouched? . . . Give this post a like, let me know what you think in the comments and give this page a follow! . . #ResacaDeLaPalma #LifeOnTheWater #Nature #Brownsville #SouthTexas #TexasParksAndWildlife #Conservation #WorldBirdingCenter #Texas #Camping #Campfire #Reduce #Reuse #Recycle #Water #Life #LocalHabitat #Outdoors #DroneLife #EminentVue
Did you know Whooping Cranes are not only the tallest birds in North America (up to 5 feet tall!) but they are also one of the rarest bird species and have been considered an endangered species since 1970? • • • • #WeWillNotBeTamed #LiveAmongtheWild #JointheWildLife #TexasParksandWildlife #TexasFisheries #WildAnimalsofTexas #TexasWildlife #ParksinTexas #ParksandWildlife #TexasStateParks #TexasParks
Cast and stiches out!! Not wasting time 🤠. Camping with my @latinooutdoors Texas team and a few special guests 🌿. I so need this weekend afuera with the team. . . . #staywild #vamosafuera #Latinooutdoors
Blue wings from early season. These are some of the tastiest ducks in our opinion. Fun to hunt too! • • • #SoTexOutdoors #ducks #bluewingteal #hunting #ducksunlimited #texasparksandwildlife #canon #photography
Palo Duro State Park. Where the last of the Comanches ran wild. #texasparksandwildlife #northernlitecamper
Once you take them outside, they’ll be hooked for life. Swipe right to see Sarah’s first hike we ever took her on! 🥾 #texasparksandwildlife #betteroutside #optoutside #hiking #texasstateparks #findyourpark #findyourwild #hikingadventures #forceofnature #visittexas #txstateparks #latinooutdoors #igtexas #texastodo #alltrails
Making his mark
Has it been long enough to post another shot from this tree tunnel? I'm not sure what the unwritten Instagram rule is concerning this, so I'll just throw caution to the wind. If you've never been to Caprock Canyons SP with the intention of having no intentions rather than to chill ride, camp, and find a BBQ joint, then I highly suggest finding time to head that way.
Looking forward to Gingerbread in the park 🎄 #holiday #chefconniebakes #dinosaurvalleystatepark #texasparksandwildlife
This Wildlife Wednesday we want to feature this unique little armadillo! As you can see he’s missing a tail! How do you think he lost it? Speculate in the comments below! He looks like one tough customer!
A good morning for the Osprey on Turtle Shell Paddle Trail is not so good for the fish. Ospreys or "fish hawks" have two frontward-facing talons and two that are backward, the better to grapple fish with. The cool thing about this time of year on Caddo is that as the foliage has faded the very active wildlife is even more visible! #caddo #bigcypressbayou #caddo lake #caddolakestatepark #myetx #tuckerscamp #paddle #kayak #travelandwildlifephotography #texasparksandwildlife #etxtraveler #wildlifephotography #natureshot #naturelover #natureonly #naturedominates #birds #brids .nature #birds .lover.page #texasfarmbureau #texas_daily_insta #kristhomasphotos #riverbendoutfitters
This snake flying through the air never gets old !!! #texasparksandwildlife
"The Blanco River" After three attempts, the water finally flows. Every time I came it was dry from this side of the dam, but this time was different, this time was beautiful. • • • • •••••••••••••••••••••• 🌎San Marcos TX 📷Nikon D7200 🔭18-140 mm 🔎18 mm ⏳30 sec 🔦f/10 💿ISO 100 •••••••••••••••••••••• #fivemiledam #fivemiledampark #blancoriver #texasparksandwildlife #hillcountry #texashillcountry #sanmarcos #texasig #truetexas #texastodo #texasisbeautiful #longexposure #lazyshutters #naturelover #nature #betteroutside #wewillnotbetamed #wildnature #watercolor #texasstateparks #mytravelgram #leefilters #onlyintexas #visittexas #naturaltexas #inspiretexasnow #vhmphotography #capturingtexasthroughmylens #leefilters
Everyone that answered “raccoon tracks” was correct! Keep an eye on our Instagram story for more little quizzes and trivia like this! 🐾🦝 . . . #fairfieldlakestatepark #picturethisflsp #texasparksandwildlife #tpwd #Fairfieldlake #lakeday #nature #wildlife #trails #outdoors #camping #hiking #exploretheoutdoors #boating #fishing #photography #wilderness #tent #camper #rvcamping #birdwatching #trackID #racoon
Did you know that an Osprey's wingspan can measure over 6 feet in length? They primarily feed on fish and can most often be found near a body of water, using their wings to dive into the water to catch their prey. • • • • #WeWillNotBeTamed #LiveAmongtheWild #JointheWildLife #TexasParksandWildlife #TexasFisheries #WildAnimalsofTexas #TexasWildlife #ParksinTexas #ParksandWildlife #TexasStateParks #TexasParks
Thanks, Dave! #Repost @richardsoutdoorphoto ・・・ When I’m on a ranch I’m always juggling a lot of gear and when I need my Leupold binoculars I often need them immediately. That’s why I love the Bino Dock! If my binoculars aren’t on me they are always in the same spot in my Bino Dock! Whether I’m needing to age a buck or look what direction a group of gobblers is headed from a roost my Leupold’s are in my hands within seconds! Check out bino dock today at www.binodock.com You’ll be glad you did! www.richardsoutdoorphotography.com. #richardsoutdoorphotography #binoculars #leupoldcore #leupold #kingscamo #binos #optics #scopes #scouting #hunting #sportsman #huntingseason #deerhunting #texashunting #southtexashunting #gamemanagement #texaswildlifeassociation #qdma #texasparksandwildlife #realtreeoutdoors #dessertshadow
Whitetail buck crossing the Nolan River TX. He was following a doe that had crossed a few minutes before. Makes getting up early and having the river to yourself worth it ... and hitting the doughnut shop in Rio Vista! #whitetail #texasdeer #nolanriver #lumix #wildlifephotography #backwoodsfortworth #texasparksandwildlife #lifesbetteroutside #swimmingdeer
Thinking about our beautiful Texas summers, on this cold December evening. This picture was taken in the real dogdays, but that sounds alright to me right now. One thing that is really keeping me warm about Coleman this winter is the Ryan Vance Memorial Fieldmeet and Destination Coleman's first annual Falconry Expo. We've been working tirelessly towards January 25th and 26th, to bring over 80 Falconers, apprentices, and wildlife rehabbers to our county! Hawks, Falcons, Owls and a few special Raptors will be making an appearance and the public is invited to go along into the field to beat brush and do some field spectating. This is a tremendous opportunity for hunting, nature and outdoor enthusiasts to see first hand how the ancient tradition of Falconry has taken hold in modern American outdoorsmanship. I'm not a hunter myself but have found that just being near these birds of prey is breathtaking. This is an exciting and educational experience for all ages! Coleman county is welcoming you all to come and experience the graceful power of these Raptors in full hunt at Destination Coleman's first annual Falconry Expo. Volunteers, vendors, interested parties please contact: destinationcoleman@gmail.com #destinationcoleman #colemantexas #texasparksandwildlife #birdsofprey #raptors #falconry #falconryexpo #texaswildlife
Enchanted Tree Caught this on top of Enchanted Rock last night during a very cold overnight. The vegetation and trees you find up here always amaze me. #enchantedrock #landscapephotography #texasstateparks #instagramtexas #igtexas #texasparksandwildlife #landscapephotographymagazine #inspiretexasnow
"Enchanted Sunset, Enchanted Moonrise" • • • •••••••••••••••••••••• 🌎Fredericksburg, TX 📷Nikon D7200 🔭18-140 mm 🔎18 mm ⏳5 sec 🔦f/10 💿ISO 100 ••••••••••••••••••••••• #enchantedrock #enchantedrockstatenaturalarea #texasparksandwildlife #hillcountry #texashillcountry #fredericksburg #texasig #truetexas #texastodo #texasisbeautiful #longexposure #lazyshutters #naturelover #nature #betteroutside #wewillnotbetamed #wildnature #sunset #texasstateparks #mytravelgram #txstateparks #moonrise #onlyintexas #visittexas #mountains #naturaltexas #inspiretexasnow #vhmphotography #capturingtexasthroughmylens #texasmountains
Being cooped up in the library always makes me reminiscent of travel! Would rather be laying in a hammock than cramming for Investments..
At our small central Texas property we’ve decided that coyotes and bobcats don’t constitute enough of a threat to our game species to necessitate predator population control. Plus these moments are just too much fun to jeopardize. #texashunting #texasoutdoors #conservation #texasparksandwildlife #hunting
Two critter paw prints - one from my 6’1” camping partner (and son) @mrjordanperkins , the other from something, well, a little smaller. #getoutside #camptexas #takeahike #fairfieldlakestatepark #camping #texasparksandwildlife #sony #sonyrx100
She was never meant to be contained. I think that’s what brought us together.
When I’m on a ranch I’m always juggling a lot of gear and when I need my Leupold binoculars I often need them immediately. That’s why I love the Bino Dock! If my binoculars aren’t on me they are always in the same spot in my Bino Dock! Whether I’m needing to age a buck or look what direction a group of gobblers is headed from a roost my Leupold’s are in my hands within seconds! Check out bino dock today at www.binodock.com You’ll be glad you did! www.richardsoutdoorphotography.com. #richardsoutdoorphotography #binoculars #leupoldcore #leupold #kingscamo #binos #optics #scopes #scouting #hunting #sportsman #huntingseason #deerhunting #texashunting #southtexashunting #gamemanagement #texaswildlifeassociation #qdma #texasparksandwildlife #realtreeoutdoors #dessertshadow
Ever wanted to visit a World War I *AND* World War II battleship? Step aboard the Battleship Texas with us!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #battleshiptexas #bb35 #wwi #wwii #dreadnaught #usstexas #tpwd #findyourpark #txstateparks #texasparksandwildlife #history #worldwar1 #worldwar2 #ww1 #ww2 #operationoverlord #dday #normandy #navalhistory
It's a ducky time of year on the water around here! Hooded Mergansers are uncommon visitors but now is the time they may be spotted on local ponds, Lake O' the Pines, the Big Cypress Bayou, and Caddo. #lakeothepines #bigcypressbayou #caddo #caddolake #caddolakestatepark #myetx #paddle #kayak #travelandwildlifephotography #texasparksandwildlife #etxtraveler #wildlifephotography #natureshot #naturelover #natureonly #naturedominates #birds #birds .nature #birds .lover.page #texasfarmbureau #texas_daily_insta #kristhomasphotos #riverbendoutfitters
Something you don’t see every day. A big meal for a big guy !
Frosty but beautiful morning @Monahan Sandhills State Park. Now on to Big Bend! #projectremote2018 #texasstateparks #texasparksandwildlife
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