Entries by Russ Nordstrand

2018 is the Year of the Bird

Birds are fantastic photographic subjects. There is just something aesthetically pleasing about them. The beauty of their flight, the color and texture of their feathers, their faces, beaks. The dynamic sunrises, sunsets and landscapes that make up the frame? We at Backcountry Journeys love and appreciate birds. And for more than just great photographs. We […]

New Trip: Bosque Del Apache & White Sands – New Mexico

We are excited to announce yet another incredible new photographic trip offering here at Backcountry Journeys. After much planning, debating, deciding and tweaking of the itinerary we have finally launched our Bosque Del Apache & White Sands Photography Tour & Workshop to New Mexico! If you’ve never been to the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife […]

Checking in from the Field: Alaska

I landed in Anchorage last night after a quick layover in Seattle where luckily I was able to meet up with my Dad & Anne for dinner – albeit at the airport but it was great to see them and certainly better than nothing! I grew up in Seattle a long time ago and a […]

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 […]

New 2018 Fall Dates Added – Canyon of Utah: Zion & Bryce

It is with great excitement that we are announcing yet another departure of our previously sold out Canyons of Utah: Zion & Bryce Photography Tour & Workshop. Photographing the intricate & colorful sandstone canyons of Utah has quickly become one of our most more popular trips. The new departure only has six openings and will […]

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 […]