• Landscape & Wildlife
    Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris

    Stunning Locations. Professional Guides. Top-Rated on TripAdvisor.

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  • Bald Eagles of Alaska

    Homer, Alaska

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  • Wildlife of Costa Rica

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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  • Marine Wildlife of Alaska:
    Kenai Fjords

    Seward, Alaska

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  • Great Smoky Mountains in Autumn

    Asheville, North Carolina

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  • Yellowstone & Grand Teton in Autumn

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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  • Yellowstone in Winter

    Bozeman, Montana

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  • Brown Bears of Katmai

    King Salmon, Alaska

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  • Ultimate Northern Lights

    Fairbanks, Alaska

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  • Yosemite Fall Colors

    Fresno, California

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  • Glacier National Park

    Whitefish, Montana

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  • The Big Island of Hawaii

    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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  • Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic

    Fairbanks, Alaska

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  • Canyons of Utah:
    Zion & Bryce

    Saint George, Utah

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Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris

Backcountry Journeys Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris offer a seamless adventure travel experience where we handle the details so you can focus on photography. Our world-class service and small groups allow for a personalized experience that allows you plenty of one on one time with your photography guide. Backcountry Journeys offers lodge-based Photography Tours and wilderness camping trips in the most pristine and remote mountains, deserts and wildlife rich wilderness areas of the world. We meticulously research and tirelessly scout every visually stunning destination to ensure you get the best possible experience from the moment you arrive. Our professional guides will share with you their wealth of experience photographing landscapes & wildlife all over the world! Click here to learn more. 

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Our Destinations

Whether your passion is wildlife photography or creating stunning landscapes – we’ve got you covered. With a variety of photographic safaris, hiking trips, photography workshops & expeditions around the globe Backcountry Journeys has something for everyone. Destinations include African Safaris, Alaska, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, Glacier National Park, the American Southwest, Yosemite, Utah, Iceland, Hawaii, Costa Rica, the Great Smoky Mountains, India & more.

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Oldest and Largest: The Bison of Yellowstone National Park 

There is perhaps nothing more representative of the Great Plains of North America than the image of a herd of bison thundering across a vast expanse of grassland.   Millions of these massive creatures, known so well for their enormous heads and long shaggy brown coats, historically ranged across the continent from the Appalachians to […]

Explore Your World!

“Backcountry Journeys offers an incredible variety of both Lodge-Based and Wilderness Camping Photography trips. Our trips offer guests the unique opportunity to explore the natural world from behind their own lens with landscape and wildlife photography being the focus. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tour, Workshop & Safari itineraries all around the world. New trips and itineraries are being added all the time so check back often!”

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Trip Styles: Standard, Hiker & Boat-Based

We offer both standard & boat-based photography trips as well as hiker trips that cater to those who want to put on the miles in order to get the shot! Accommodations are always included on Backcountry Journeys trips and we have several different styles that can range from comfortable Lodge-Based trips, Cruises, Wilderness Eco-Lodge trips, Backpacking & Wilderness Camping trips. Read more about our trips styles by clicking below.

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Join our exclusive membership community of like-minded nature photographers and score some fantastic deals on future trips, photo equipment, outdoor gear, travel insurance and rental gear (coming soon). The most important benefit of joining the tribe is that you immediately get 10% off all Backcountry Journeys trips for the lifetime of your membership. Your membership pays for itself immediately upon booking your first trip!

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With a consistently proven track record Backcountry Journeys has achieved a 5-Star Rating of Excellent on Trip Advisor. Read about what past guests have to say about our Photography Tours & Workshops on the world’s leading travel review website. You can read reviews of past Photography Tours & Workshops on Trip Advisor.

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Featured Trips

Lake Clark National Park

Brown Bears of Alaska: Lake Clark

with Chris Gheen

Join us on the journey of a lifetime this summer to photograph the majestic Brown Bears of Coastal Alaska.  Coastal Brown Bears are massive with adult boars regularly reaching weights of 1200 pounds as they gorge on salmon, clams & sedges on the stunning coastline of the Alaskan Peninsula. Our trip takes us to the shores of Lake Clark National Park where we will spend several days at a beautiful beach-front camp in the wilderness amongst the great bears.

  • June 17th to 21st, 2019 5 Spots Left
  • from $5495

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Kenai Fjords

Marine Wildlife of Alaska: Kenai Fjords

with Chris Gheen & Russ Nordstrand

Step aboard and join us this summer for the photography safari of a lifetime through the icy waters, forested coves and stunning alpine scenery of Kenai Fjords National Park. A cornucopia of isolated wilderness, Kenai Fjords is a landscape teeming with wildlife – and due to it’s rugged terrain is largely only accessible by boat.

  • June 10th to 15th, 2019 4 spots left!
  • from $6495

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Zion & Bryce

Canyons of Utah: Zion & Bryce (Hiker)

with Matt Meisenheimer

Discover the heart of canyon country through your lens on this photographic excursion into Zion and Bryce National Parks. We’ll explore the delicate and colorful slot canyons of Zion National Park as well as the ancient weather-worn hoodoo rock formations of Bryce Canyon.

  • May 5th to 10th, 2019  4 Spots Left!

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