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Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris

Backcountry Journeys Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris offer a seamless adventure travel experience where we handle the details so you can focus on photography. Our world-class service and small groups allow for a personalized experience that allows you plenty of one on one time with your photography guide. Backcountry Journeys offers lodge-based Photography Tours and wilderness camping trips in the most pristine and remote mountains, deserts and wildlife rich wilderness areas of the world. We meticulously research and tirelessly scout every visually stunning destination to ensure you get the best possible experience from the moment you arrive. Our professional guides will share with you their wealth of experience photographing landscapes & wildlife all over the world! Click here to learn more. 

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Our Destinations

Whether your passion is wildlife photography or creating stunning landscapes – we’ve got you covered. With a variety of photographic safaris, hiking trips, photography workshops & expeditions around the globe Backcountry Journeys has something for everyone. Destinations include African Safaris, Alaska, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, Glacier National Park, the American Southwest, Yosemite, Utah, Iceland, Hawaii, Costa Rica, the Great Smoky Mountains, India & more.

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Introducing P.J. O’Malley

Please help us welcome another new member to our growing stable of talented Photography Guides here at Backcountry Journeys. We’d like to announce P.J. O’Malley as the newest member of the team, and extend to him a big WELCOME! We’re thrilled to have P.J., a long-time adventure guide, and photographer.  Let’s take a moment to […]

Explore Your World!

“Backcountry Journeys offers an incredible variety of both Lodge-Based and Wilderness Camping Photography trips. Our trips offer guests the unique opportunity to explore the natural world from behind their own lens with landscape and wildlife photography being the focus. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tour, Workshop & Safari itineraries all around the world. New trips and itineraries are being added all the time so check back often!”

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Trip Styles: Standard, Hiker & Boat-Based

We offer both standard & boat-based photography trips as well as hiker trips that cater to those who want to put on the miles in order to get the shot! Accommodations are always included on Backcountry Journeys trips and we have several different styles that can range from comfortable Lodge-Based trips, Cruises, Wilderness Eco-Lodge trips, Backpacking & Wilderness Camping trips. Read more about our trips styles by clicking below.

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The Backcountry Journeys Tribe

Join our TRIBE today! Get 10% off Backcountry Journeys Trips

Join our exclusive membership community of like-minded nature photographers and score some fantastic deals on future trips, photo equipment, outdoor gear and rental gear. The most important benefit of joining the tribe is that you immediately get 10% off all Backcountry Journeys trips for the lifetime of your membership. Your membership pays for itself immediately upon booking your first trip!

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With a consistently proven track record Backcountry Journeys has achieved a 5-Star Rating of Excellent on Trip Advisor. Read about what past guests have to say about our Photography Tours & Workshops on the world’s leading travel review website. You can read reviews of past Photography Tours & Workshops on Trip Advisor.

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Featured Trips

The Best of Iceland – Autumn

The Best of Iceland – Autumn

with Matt Meisenheimer

It is the ‘Land of Ice and Fire.’ A place of natural contrast.

Join us during Iceland’s Autumn season to photograph a myriad of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, black-sand beaches, snow-capped mountains and huge waterfalls.

  • September 12th to 23rd, 2019 2 Spots Left
  • from $8295

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Canyons of Utah: Zion & Bryce

Canyons of Utah: Zion & Bryce

Discover the heart of canyon country through your lens on this photographic excursion into Zion and Bryce National Parks. We’ll explore the delicate and colorful slot canyons of Zion National Park as well as the ancient weather-worn hoodoo rock formations of Bryce Canyon. We’ve timed this excursion to coincide with the brilliant Autumn foliage change within Zion Canyon in the Fall and we will put you in front of Utah’s most iconic and spectacular rock formations.

Upcoming 2019 Dates

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Great Smoky Mountains in Autumn

Great Smoky Mountains in Autumn

As the autumn winds bring cooler temperatures to the Great Smoky Mountains the rugged hills in North Carolina and Tennessee come alive in brilliant displays of color. The mountainsides are as if they were painted with bright contrasting strokes of reds, oranges, yellows, pinks and greens. The bewildering variety of plant life in the Smokies is incredible and the Flora here is what Granite Domes & Waterfalls are to Yosemite and Geysers & Wildlife to Yellowstone. ….[Read More]

Upcoming 2019 Dates

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