Entries by Kenton Krueger

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 […]

Introducing Matt Meisenheimer

Greetings fellow adventure photographers! We’re springing into the new season, and are super excited as Backcountry Journeys continues to grow like a tulip in April! Did you know that behind roses and chrysanthemum, that tulips are the third most popular flower in the world? And that they make wonderful photogenic subjects due to their colors, […]

Marine Wildlife of Alaska: Kenai Fjords

The famous naturalist John Muir once wrote that “you should never go to Alaska as a young man, because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live.” Is it possible to agree AND disagree with a statement? And is it wise to disagree with John Muir? It’s so true, there […]

Alaskan Bear Photography Trips

There is something about bears. Bears are majestic, they’re mythical. If one, while out hiking, sees a bear footprint in the dirt, his or her heart starts beating a bit faster. It’s downright exhilarating to see a bear, even just the possibility of seeing one is exciting enough. Bears can be scary with their huge […]

Meet the Crew

Hey all! We hope that everyone is making the best of whatever late winter is “gifting” you, wherever you may be. Whether it be rain, sleet or snow; or maybe freezing cold temperatures combined with seemingly unending darkness (think Chicago -no offense), or even a tropical paradise, weather provides -as we all know- outstanding additions […]

International Polar Bear Day

Today is International Polar Bear Day. Known as ‘Nanuq,’the polar bear is revered by the indigenous people of the Arctic as wise, powerful, and even almost human. They are referred to as the “Master of Bears.” In fact, on a quick side note, bears as a species are considered by many wildlife biologists to be […]

Yellowstone Wildlife Safari

It is often referred to as the “American Serengeti.” Spanning a whopping 3,468 square miles, Yellowstone National Park is a vast wonderland conglomerate of lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. The Park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, which is the largest remaining nearly-intact ecosystem in Earth’s northern temperate zone. Here vast forests […]