The 254 landscape photos in this book, along with the accompanying facts about them, illustrate all of the counties of Texas. Each county includes a map of its location and iconic photography of that county's notable landscape and natural setting. The photographer, Lance Varnell, has the heart of an environmentalist and had the eye of a photographer. The word had is used here because following the 15-year adventure of collecting these photographs, Lance contracted a rare disease that left him blind. His father, Ronn Varnell, led his son into a love of photography and was so impressed with the collection that he encouraged Lance to put together this book. 254 illustrates Lance's love for nature and a rare talent to capture the varied landscape of Texas.