About

Russ Nordstrand is an award winning Landscape & Wildlife Photographer based in Flagstaff, Arizona. His Fine Art Prints are hanging in private collections throughout the world and he runs Photography Tours & Workshops in the most beautiful and inspirtational locations in the Western United States and beyond.

Russ has been hiking, backpacking, photographing and guiding people in the wilderness areas, deserts, canyons and mountains of the world since 1997. He has logged thousands of miles on the trail and for many years in the past decade over half of his nights were spent in a tent in some far flung outdoor destination.

His Photography reflects an awe and admiration of the great, wide and still wild world we live in. Often his subjects include towering canyon walls, mist shrouded mountain lakes or wildlife in their natural habitat. It also reflects a commitment to preserving these places for the health of our world and for those who come after.

It would be a lie to say he does it completely from an altruistic standpoint. Like any great outdoor photographer he loves the thrill of wild, remote places and the accomplishment of nailing that shot after waking up three hours before dawn and hiking in the dark!

Russ started Backcountry Journeys to offer hiking, backpacking and photography experiences to people that were unmatched anywhere else in their quality of itineraries, locations and instruction. The goal being to provide you with a seamless travel product that would allow you to experience, hike and photograph remote wilderness destinations. You are invited to join us on one of his many handcrafted Photography Tours and Workshops this year! Trips are currently run in Yellowstone, Alaska, Yosemite, the Rockies, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Utah and many other places. Some of these trips are lodge-based and some are wilderness camping excursions. You can see a full list of Photography Tours and Workshops here.

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