Entries by Russ Nordstrand

The [Upgraded] Backcountry Journeys Tribe

Don’t miss out! As you may already know the Backcountry Journeys Tribe is UPGRADING – and today is the last day to take advantage of our special discount on the new membership plan.Benefits include discounts on gear rentals, trip insurance as well as photo & outdoor related gear & clothing from major brands. The most important benefit […]

New Trip: Brown Bears of Katmai: Brooks Lodge

We are EXTREMELY excited to announce the release of an all-new Lodge-Based version of our ever popular Brown Bears of Katmai Photography trips. We’ve been camping with the bears for years – and it’s an AWESOME experience out in the wilds of Katmai National Park, Alaska. Camping isn’t for everyone however and so we decided […]

New 2019 Departure – Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic

We are excited to announce a new departure in 2019 of our long sold out Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic photo safari. 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 […]

New 2020 Dates for Polar Bears & Costa Rica!

We are excited to announce new 2020 dates for our Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic & Wildlife of Costa Rica Photography trips!Both are excellent experiences for those interested in wildlife photography. Click below to learn more!Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic$8495Sep 28th to Oct 3rd, 2020Oct 1st to 6th, 2020Wildlife of Costa Rica$3495February 2nd […]

One of my favorite trips – Bald Eagles of Alaska!

As we are getting closer to March I wanted to share with you some of the images from one of my all time favorite trips – Bald Eagles of Alaska! Read the Trip Report from 2018 One of the most interesting and photographically rewarding trips we offer at Backcountry Journeys is our signature Bald Eagles of […]

Brown Bear images from Brooks Camp (Fall 2018)

I’ve only just recently had the chance to look through some of my images from our excellent Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall trip this year. Such a great experience up there with daily changing of the leaves, cool temperatures and abundant wildlife. September is one of my favorite months to explore Alaska and […]

New Trip: The Best of Iceland – Autumn

We are excited to announce the release of our latest international trip: The Best of Iceland – Autumn. Backcountry Journeys has developed a fantastic itinerary along with local Icelandic photographers that explores Iceland’s famous Ring Road along with a few days in the Central Highlands to focus on some of the best landscape photography on […]

Northern Lights Trip Extensions

Northern Lights Extensions Multiple departures in September & October from $2495 We are excited to announce Northern Lights Extensions to our September and October trip offerings in Alaska. This has been a request from many of our past guests on both the Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall trip as well as Polar Bears […]

Happy New Year! Brand New Trip Announcements!

Happy New Year everyone! We are excited to announce several new additions to our photography trip line-up here at Backcountry Journeys. Read on to find out more…   Southwest Monsoon: Grand Canyon Country 7 Days from $3695 | July 20th to 26th, 2019 Each year the summer monsoon brings with it the return of moisture […]

Images from Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Lake Clark National Park in Alaska is one of my favorite places in the world. Situated on the Alaskan Peninsula with no road-access, the only way to reach this wilderness mecca is via bush-plane or boat. Here are some images of the Coastal Brown Bears that call this place home that I’ve taken over the […]

Boat Upgrade! Marine Wildlife of Alaska: Kenai Fjords

We are excited to announce that we have a GREAT new upgrade to our Marine Wildlife of Alaska Photo Safari! Starting during the 2019 season we will be using 45 foot Delta named the Stellar Sunrise. The Stellar Sunrise has a walk around deck, inside seating in a heated cabin for 10-12 people, and can also […]

Our prices are increasing soon – Book your trip before they do!

As we move into 2019 with a whole slew of new trip offerings and new faces around Backcountry Journeys some of our trips will see increased pricing. We are constantly tweaking and fine tuning our itineraries so that we can offer the most seamless and best possible travel experiences for our photographers. On several of […]

Images from the Great Smoky Mountains – Fall 2018

Our 2018 excursion to the Great Smoky Mountains was as successful as ever despite the fall colors being somewhat lackluster compared to other years. Our primary focus was on capturing beautiful ethereal waterfalls and the great sweeping vistas visible from high on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Below are some of my images from the trip. […]

New Trip: Brown Bears of Alaska – Lake Clark National Park

It is with great excitement that we are launching yet another brand new trip here at Backcountry Journeys! This one has been long awaited as it is our first “Lodge-Based” photography trip to see the Brown Bears of Alaska! Although we have offered wilderness camping trips to Katmai National Park for several years as well […]

New Dates: Yosemite in Winter

Our Yosemite in Winter trip only has one spot left on the February 2019 departure. So…we went ahead and added another one! If you are interested in joining us to photograph Yosemite National Park this winter you now have two sets of dates to choose from! February 11th to 16th, 2019 February 17th to 22nd, […]