Entries by Russ Nordstrand

New Trip: Spring in Yosemite

At Backcountry Journeys we are always dreaming up and putting together great new photography trips – and this one is no exception! Starting in the Spring of 2019 we will be offering both a standard and a hiker version of our brand-new Spring in Yosemite Photography Tour & Workshop. The dates for this trip are […]

Trip Report: Bald Eagles 2018

We had an awesome exploration of Kachemak Bay in Alaska this year photographing Bald Eagles. The weather was perfect in late March and we were able to photograph literally hundreds of different birds around the various inlets, bays and passages in and around Seldovia, Alaska. We had two days of light overcast and two days […]

Glacier National Park – New Summer Dates Announced!

We are pleased to announce the addition of another fantastic trip to Glacier National Park this summer. Our July photography excursions to Glacier have pretty much filled up so we decided to offer a third departure in August of 2018. Dates:  August 12th to 17th, 2018 August is a fantastic time to visit the “Jewel of the […]

Update from the field: Northern Lights

Well we’ve just wrapped up the first session of our Ultimate Northern Lights Photography trip. It was a bit cloudier than it usually in Fairbanks this time of year – also incredibly warm for winter in Alaska. Temperatures never really dipped into the negatives the whole week! Despite overwhelmingly cloudy skies we still managed three […]

Three Incredible New Trips for 2018!

I’m excited to announce the long-awaited addition of three new photographic itineraries for 2018. We’ve got some GREAT new trips in the line-up and as always… more are on the way soon! All three of these incredible adventures are based in Alaska and after much careful planning, scouting and scheming we’ve put together some great […]

Our Signature Bald Eagles of Alaska Photo Tour

One of the most interesting and photographically rewarding trips we offer at Backcountry Journeys is our signature Bald Eagles of Alaska Photography Tour & Workshop. If you’ve ever wanted to head out and photograph Bald Eagles by the hundreds in their native environment this trip is for you. We’ve designed this expedition to coincide with […]

Trip Report: Glacier National Park 2017

Hey folks! We at Backcountry Journeys have been extra busy of late and have fallen behind on our Trip Reports. No time for apologies, lets get after catching up! How about our late August (25th – 30th) trip to Montana’s Glacier National Park?!? That was a GREAT one! We pick summertime for trips to Glacier […]

Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic

  It is with great excitement that we are announcing the latest in our line-up of Photography Tours & Workshops: Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic! Join us in the fall next year to photograph the King of the Arctic up-close and personal. This trip takes us to the Northern most reaches of the Alaska National […]

Brand New: Trip Difficulty Ratings

We listened to your feedback and we are excited to announce a brand new series of departures for several of our classic photography trips. Many of our photography tours & workshops are now available in two versions: a standard version for those with a strong interest in photography but aren’t necessarily interested in hiking and […]

Brown Bears of Katmai 2017

Here are some of the first images from our Brown Bears of Katmai Photography excursion(s) in September of 2017. Many more to come – these were the first to catch my eye after going through the nearly 2500 images I took during 12 days in the field. We ran three separate trips this year and […]

Great Smoky Mountains in the Fall

As late August approaches and summer winds down in many parts of country – fall starts to appear in the higher elevations and mountains ranges. I run several trips to photograph the fall colors in order of appearance – starting with the Brown Bears of Katmai in September (Alaska) and then moving on to Yellowstone, […]