Petrified Forest National Park (Arizona), cont'd.
Family grouping

At a distance the trunks, stones, and sand appear almost monotone. Closer up, however . . .
Tree grain

. . . the texture is quite remarkable. You are forced to touch the "tree," to remind yourself that it is stone, not wood.
Crystal wood

Elsewhere, the texture of a petrified tree is not only crystalline but a unique metamorphosis of rock and wood.

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Real textures (free tiles) from the Petrified Forest

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