Entries by Kenton Krueger

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 […]

New Trip! Canyons of Utah: Grand Staircase-Escalante

Our tour offerings in the American Southwest grow by one today as we announce a new hiker photo tour to another southern Utah location, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  Backcountry Journeys has developed an exciting lodge-based, hiker photo tour of this magnificent hidden gem of Utah’s canyon country.    Escalante is a “diamond-in-the-rough” type of place […]

Yosemite Landmarks Getting Their Names Back

Great news for those who appreciate the history and traditions of Yosemite National Park. Several of the major hotels and camp villages at the Park will be restored to their traditional names after a few years of being known by differing names.  Some might recall that since 2015 many of the major historic sites within […]

The Monsoon and Photographing Lightning

Today marks the beginning of Backcountry Journeys’ inaugural Southwest Monsoon: Grand Canyon Country photo tour.  Our hope for the week is that we are able to see and photograph some of the most striking features out here in Northern Arizona that, over the years, have come to define the southwestern United States.  The Mittens, and Merrick […]

Astrophotography: Shooting the Night Sky

Outside of our adventure to Alaska for the Northern Lights (we’ll shoot the Aurora in Iceland, too), Backcountry Journeys doesn’t feature a tour solely dedicated to astrophotography… Yet, anyway! However, many of our itineraries due provide opportunities for astrophotography from time to time, as getting a chance for night sky images in amazing places like a […]

Creating Starbursts in Landscape Images

Starbursts are magical, aren’t they? We’ve all seen them in landscape photographs, and many of you reading this likely understand the concepts behind creating these character-building additions to our photographs.  But, for those of you wondering, “how do I do that,” well, keep reading because we’re going to tell you how they can be achieved […]

Spots Available on August Glacier Tour

It is regarded as The Crown of the Continent. “Wander here a whole summer, if you can. Thousands of God’s wild blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go uncounted… Here – at the border of Montana and Canada – glacier carved snow-capped mountains […]

Our Photo Guides Are Awesome

Backcountry Journeys photo guides are awesome! As a company dedicated to providing world-class and seamless adventure travel photography tours and workshops, we believe that they are at the heart of our success. Whether you travel with Ben, Matt, Russ, Russell,  Kevin or Kenton, you can be confident that you’ll be in great hands.     All of […]

Oh, The Places We’ll Eat: Sunset Grill – Moab

Those familiar with Backcountry Journeys tours can attest that we consider dining choices very important. We carefully choose local restaurant options when available to compliment our delicious and nutritious picnic breakfasts and lunches. Sometimes, in fact, the food is SO good that we have to remind ourselves that we’re not on a “food tour,” and that […]

New Trip: Grand Teton National Park

While traveling to Grand Teton National Park over the years as a part of our hugely popular Yellowstone & Grand Teton tours, we often were left thinking that Grand Teton National Park might be a bit too grand to not have its own dedicated tour. So, naturally, we did something about it and put together […]