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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

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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. 

Featured Trip

Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic

  • Sept 25th to 30th, 2018  Sold Out
  • Sept 28th to Oct 3rd, 2018  2 Spots Left!
  • $8495

Join us on an incredible once in a lifetime adventure this fall to photograph Alaskan Polar Bears up close and personal! We’ll travel to a remote island in the Arctic Ocean to photograph scores of Polar Bears at eye-level from a small boat. Travel with an experienced professional photographer and Inupiaq boat captain who have been living with and photographing Polar Bears for decades.

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Latest News

Shoot’em with a camera–not a gun.

Shoot’em with a camera–not a gun. That is precisely what wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen plans to do with the grizzly bear tag he recently was awarded through a lottery drawing as the largest grizzly hunt in the lower 48 states in more than 40 years is due to get underway soon, in Wyoming. Mangelsen, an […]

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

Autumn in Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park

The Rocky Mountains of Colorado and more specifically Rocky Mountain National Park feature some of the most awe inspiring mountain scenery on the continent. Fall is a great time to photograph the Rocky Mountains as the Aspen Trees turn from Green to Gold and finally a brilliant red. Photographing the mountainous landscape of Rocky Mountain National park with turning Aspen Trees is a photographers paradise. The colors add amazing depth and contrast to your photographs and the whole region is awash in natural beauty.

  • Sep 23rd to 28th, 2018  4 spots Left
  • $2995

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Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall

Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall

Embark on the journey of a lifetime to the remote wilderness of Katmai National Park, Alaska to photograph Grizzly Bears up close and personal! Katmai is one of the largest National Parks in the United States at over 4 million acres and is arguably the single best place on Earth to photograph Grizzlies in their natural environment. Situated on the Alaskan Peninsula, Katmai is some 300 air miles to the Southwest of Anchorage and 170 miles from Homer. There are no roads into Katmai and so the only access is by float plane!

  • Sept 8th to 12th, 2018    1 spot Left
    Sept 13th to 17th, 2018   Sold Out
    Sept 16th to 20th, 2018   Open
  • $2695

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