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    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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Featured Trip

Wildlife of Costa Rica

  • December 2nd to 8th, 2018 4 spots left
  • $3495

Costa Rica has long been a destination as one of the most exotic and unique locales on the planet. In regards to Wildlife Costa Rica is known for its abundant diversity and home to a rich variety of plants and animals. Join us on the Osa Peninsula this year for one of the incredible wildlife experiences on the planet!

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Trip Report: Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic

We ran two sessions of our Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic Photo Safari this year in late September / early October. This is one of our most exciting adventures as it takes groups up to the very Northern coast of Alaska along the shores of the Arctic Ocean to photograph Polar Bears in their […]

Explore Your World!

“Backcountry Journeys offers an incredible selection of both Lodge-Based and Wilderness Camping Photography Tours & Workshops. 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 itineraries with locales varying from year to year. Destinations include Alaska, Hawaii, Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, Glacier National Park, Yosemite & the Canyons of Utah. New trips and itineraries are being added all the time so check back often!”

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Standard and Hiker Trips

Many of our photography tours & workshops are available in two versions: a standard version for those with a strong interest in photography but aren’t necessarily interested in hiking and a “hiker” version of the trip that caters to those who want to put on the miles in order to get the shot! Read more about Standard vs “Hiker” trips by clicking here.

Daily Hawk-tography

Backcountry Journeys offers daily “Hawktography” tours in Flagstaff, Arizona. These three hours sessions focus solely on photographing high quality images of wild Red-Tailed Hawks in their native habitat. Click for details!

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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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Upcoming Tour Destinations

Yosemite Fall Colors

Yosemite Fall Colors

Yosemite National Park is reminiscent of names like John Muir and Ansel Adams. It is an icon of American Mountain Scenery and one of the world’s first National Parks. The beauty and history of this place is unparalleled from the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the mirror-like Merced River as it courses through Yosemite Valley.

Join us this Autumn to photograph the unparalleled beauty of Yosemite National Park awash in fall colors and without the crowds!

  • Oct 28th to Nov 2nd (standard) 2 spots Left
  • Oct 28th to Nov 2nd (hiker) 1 spot left
  • $2950

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The Big Island of Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii’s Big Island is one of the most photographically interesting and strangely beautiful locations on Earth. Situated across the Pacific Ocean in the most remote and isolated archipelago in the world, this young volcanic island teems with life and beckons to be explored. Hawaii Island is an ecological wonder with life zones varying from lush rainforests, warm pacific beaches to snow-capped mountain peaks over 13,000 feet in elevation. The micro-climates as well as the sheer volume of rare flora and fauna species of this place are staggering – it’s hard to put down the camera!

  • January 13th to 19th, 2019
  • $4895

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