Entries by Kenton Krueger

Polar Bears of Barter Island

Winters are long here. At this high latitude the sun does not rise far above the horizon at any point during the winter, leaving only twilight as the source of light for Kaktovik, a small Inupiat village located on Barter Island on the northeastern corner of Alaska. This Arctic location means the dark days of […]

Glacier National Park

It is regarded as The Crown of the Continent. “Wander here a whole summer, if you can. Thousands of God’s wild blessings will search you and soak you as if your were a sponge, and the big days will go uncounted… Here – at the border of Montana and Canada – glacier carved snow capped […]

Katmai National Park (with all-new images!)

They may as well have called it “See Brown Bears Fish for Salmon” National Park,” am I right? It’s what we all envision when we hear the name “Katmai.” Especially those of us who list: “see brown bears fish for salmon in Alaska” on our bucket lists. Indeed this is the signature at Katmai National […]

Making Sunsets Better

We’ve all been there. Many times. There we were waiting patiently, at a carefully picked out spot, hoping to get that moment when the sun and clouds create a perfectly colorful sunset over some sort of awesome subject. Our moment to capture a worthwhile photograph. And then it happens. It ACTUALLY happens! Nature holds up […]

All About Sandhill Cranes

The Sandhill Craneby Mary Austin Whenever the days are cool and clearThe sandhill crane goes walkingAcross the field by the flashing weirSlowly, solemnly stalking.The little frogs in the tules hearAnd jump for their lives when he comes near,The minnows scuttle away in fear,When the sandhill crane goes walking.The field folk know if he comes that […]

Nikon D850 Review

Dear DSLR loyalists, We haven’t forgotten or abandoned you. In fact, we’re still one of you, we promise. After a couple recent articles that maybe kinda/sorta talked about Mirrorless, you may be thinking that we’ve turned to the “darkside” on you, that we’ve forgotten just how great DSLR technology has been, and continues to be. […]

Introducing Russell Graves

While all of our guides are equally amazing, we feel Russell Graves, our subject for this edition, is especially interesting with a decades long career in not only still photography, but in film and writing. He even knows a couple celebrities! We hope that you enjoy reading about Russell, and that you have a chance […]

Introducing: Chris Gheen

Part Two in our series of Q&As with new Backcountry Journeys Photography Guides introduces us to Chris Gheen. Hi Chris, thank you for taking the time! Why don’t we just get to it? Tell us about yourself… Where did you grow up? What did you study in school, and why did you go in that […]