• Landscape & Wildlife
    Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris

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

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  • Great Smoky Mountains in Autumn

    Photography Tour & Workshop – Asheville, North Carolina

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  • Yellowstone & Grand Teton in Autumn

    Photography Tour & Workshop – Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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  • Yellowstone in Winter

    Photography Tour & Workshop – Bozeman, Montana

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  • Ultimate Northern Lights

    Photography Tour & Workshop – Fairbanks, Alaska

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  • Bald Eagles of Alaska

    Photography Tour & Workshop – Homer, Alaska

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  • Wildlife of Costa Rica

    Photography Tour & Workshop – San Jose, Costa Rica

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  • Brown Bears of Katmai

    Photography Tour & Workshop – King Salmon, Alaska

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  • Yosemite Fall Colors

    Photography Tour & Workshop – Yosemite, California

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  • Glacier National Park

    Photography Tour & Workshop – Whitefish, Montana

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  • The Big Island of Hawaii

    Photography Tour & Workshop – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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  • Canyons of Utah:
    Zion & Bryce

    Photography Tour & Workshop – Saint George, Utah

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Featured Trip

Bald Eagles of Alaska

  • March 26th to 30th, 2018
    April 2nd to 6th, 2018
  • $4295

Join me this winter for a unique photography workshop focused entirely on photographing Bald Eagles in their native environment. Alaska’s Kachemak Bay is home to thousands of Bald Eagles during the winter and offers one of the best opportunities to get amazing and close-up photographs.

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Photography Seminars

Jumpstart into Landscape & Wildlife Photography

A Full-Day Seminar on Mastering the fundamentals of EXCELLENT digital photography

Ready to step up your photography? Join Landscape & Wildlife Photographer Russ Nordstrand for a full-day crash course on Digital Photography in your very own home town!

This is a one-day course for those who are ready to explore the full potential of their new DSLR camera and move beyond the realm of point and click into the realm of true photography.

For the full schedule and to learn more please click here.

Latest News

Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic

  It is with great excitement that we are announcing the latest in our line-up of Photography Tours & Workshops: Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic! Join us in the fall next year to photograph the King of the Arctic up-close and personal. This trip takes us to the Northern most reaches of the Alaska National […]

Photography Tours & Workshops

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“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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Fine Art Prints

All images are printed on infused Aluminum using sublimation techniques which feature rich, clear colors, incredible detail and life-like sharpness. Russ Nordstrand Fine Art Prints can be purchased as the image alone or with a modern flush frame and are available in several different sizes, including custom enlargements. All editions come with a certificate of authenticity (COA) hand-signed by the artist to certify the print is genuine.

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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

Wildlife of Costa Rica

Wildlife of Costa Rica

Join us in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula this winter and photograph a bewildering array of birds, monkeys, sloths, cats, dart-frogs and more! Based out of a deluxe, modern eco-lodge known for it’s local population of Scarlet Macaws!

  • February 18th to 24th, 2018
  • April 15th to 21st, 2018
  • $3495

Ultimate Northern Lights

Ultimate Northern Lights

Join us this winter on our seven-day lodge based Photography Workshop that will leave you with dazzling images of the Aurora from several different locations around Fairbanks, Alaska.

  • March 12th to 18th, 2018
  • March 19th to 25th, 2018
  • $3495

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