Entries by Russ Nordstrand

1:1 Online Post Processing Sessions

It is with great excitement that Backcountry Journeys is now offering private online instruction for Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop. If you are looking to advance your post-processing skills or simply want help touching up your photos after a recent trip – our photo pros are here to help.You can now schedule 1:1 private sessions with any […]

A letter from Russ….

So what are the benefits of joining a BCJ a trip anyway? This is a question I get quite a bit – and it always takes me a minute to ponder that question. There are so many benefits and yet it’s different for everyone. My answer is usually something along the lines of – “you […]

An Exploration of Botswana

As many of you know – Crystal and I recently returned from a scouting trip to Botswana & South Africa to put together the final details on our Botswana Wildlife Safari that we will be running next June (see here for dates & details). We spent the better part of two weeks exploring these diverse […]

Flying with “Big Glass”

Wildlife photographers who travel know the pain. There is so much to pack, so many details to attend to in order to make certain that you have everything you’ll need while out in the field, yet one thing consistently can create problems. Figuring out the most efficient way to pack your “big glass” for a […]

Tiger Safari India: Special pre-booking rates end today!

Our special “pre-booking” discount for next year’s Tiger Safari in India ends today. Don’t miss your chance to join this incredible safari at a HUGE discount!Our safari takes places in both Kanha & Bandhavgarh National Parks – both locations having growing  tiger populations that are the densest on earth. The landscape is a mixed forest of bamboo, sal, grassland and a complex […]

Tigers! A Trip to India…

Hi Everyone, Crystal and I just returned from our scouting mission to India in preparation of our brand-new Tiger Safari! Although the flight was long and the jet-lag was real – it was nothing short of incredible and this will prove to be one of our signature trips for years to come. There is NOTHING […]

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 […]