Entries by Kenton Krueger

Humpback Whales – Hawaii

We’re getting pretty excited about our upcoming annual visit to Hawaii. Backcountry Journeys travels to the Big Island each January because we feel it to be one of the most photographically interesting and strangely beautiful locations on Earth. And oh, yeah, its warm there in January – An amazing break from the cold temperatures most […]

The Quest for Yosemite’s Firefall

It can turn into a quest, this Yosemite Firefall event.  Comparisons can be drawn to wildlife photography, in a way, because one can’t assume it’ll be there even when you do all the things necessary to get yourself in the right spot at the right time.  It certainly became a quest for our Backcountry Journeys […]

Hyacinth Macaw: A Restoration Success 

Native to the semi-open wooded habitats, grasslands, and tropical wetlands in central and eastern South America, the Hyacinth Macaw is now thriving in Brazil’s Pantanal, a natural region in central Brazil that encompasses the world’s largest tropical wetland area. The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest bird in the macaw family, and in fact, the largest […]

The Auroral Oval – What is it?

Hang onto your hats people, we’re going to get a little scientific for a minute in an effort to take a closer look at one of our favorite sky events, the Aurora Borealis. We’re all more than likely familiar with the Aurora. We’ve seen countless images while craving an opportunity to make some of our […]

Brazil is Brazilliant! 

We went to Brazil! And it was really fabulous in all aspects. I can’t wait for the summer of 2020 when I return in order to share, as a guide for Backcountry Journeys, the wonderful Pantanal region with our guests.  Our inaugural Backcountry Journeys adventure to find and photograph the jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal seems like […]

Introducing Joseph Michael Hoff

And so the stable grows by one more.  Please help us give a warm Backcountry Journeys welcome to our latest addition, photo guide Joseph Michael Hoff!  For those of you on August’s Glacier National Park (standard) tour, you’ve already met Joey as he “shadowed” that trip. You know how much this guy can eat, and […]

A Kootenai Grizzly Story 

Evidence exists in Glacier National Park region that suggests humans have lived in the area for over 10,000 years.  By the time the first European explorers arrived, in the early 1800s, several different native tribes inhabited the area. While the Blackfeet controlled the vast prairies east of the mountains, the Salish and Kootenai tribes lived […]

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 […]

Matt Meisenheimer Wins Outdoor Photographer Grand Prize

Backcountry Journeys own Matt Meisenheimer recently won the Grand Prize in Outdoor Photographer’s 2019 The American Landscape photo contest.  Matt’s winning image, titled “Jurassic,” is one featuring the cliffs of the Nā Pali Coast, in Hawaii. These cliffs rise over 4,000 feet from the shoreline below offering those willing to hike to this perch the […]

International Tiger Day 

Since the beginning of the 20th century, the world’s tiger population has declined over 95%, leaving roughly only 3,900 wild tigers left in the world.  As the world’s largest living cats, tigers instill an appreciation and a deep sense of respect and awe – to witness a tiger appear from the brush is an incredible […]

Costa Rica Trip Extensions

More excitement coming your way from Backcountry Journeys as we formally announce two brand new trip extensions, this time for our Wildlife of Costa Rica tours.  We travel to Costa Rica multiple times annually for a seven day photography tour during the best time of year for wildlife photography. Today, we announce a fantastic opportunity […]

Off to Brazil!

The trip is fast approaching, and my own personal ‘stoke’ levels are very high, to say the least.  In just a few short days we’ll be heading to Brazil’s Pantanal. The other half of “we” being my lovely fiance, Danielle. The reason for the trip is an exciting one! We’ are on a scouting mission […]