Happy Thanksgiving

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To call this year "trying" is an understatement. There really…

Africa’s Garden of Eden: The Okavango Delta of Botswana

There is a place where water turns one of Earth’s harshest…

Bear Stories: Glacier National Park’s Night of the Grizzlies

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Bear stories. Bear Legends. Bear Myths. Few tales of survival…
Ben Blankenship

Trip Report: Great Smoky Mountains in Autumn – October 2020 

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I'll admit. Every time I head to the Smoky Mountains, bluegrass…

Eliminating Background Distractions

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Shoot with intention. The remainder will fall into place, right?  Today…

Range of Light: The Most Divinely Beautiful

While leading photography tours for Backcountry Journeys, I am…

The Return of the Elk: The Reintroduction of Elk to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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For nearly two centuries, the mountains went silent. Where once…

Special BCJ Trip: Birds & Wildlife of the Everglades

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South Florida's Everglades region is among the finest birding…

Canon Adds 70-200mm f/4L IS and 50mm f/1.8 STM Lenses to RF Lineup

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Canon shooters with an eye towards moving in the direction of…
Russell Graves

Trip Report: Yellowstone & Grand Teton in Autumn ‘hiker’ – October 2020

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Fresh off of a Yellowstone & Grand Teton in Autumn ‘standard’…

Limiting Our Impact

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"Take nothing but photographs, leave only footprints."  This…

Panoramic Photography

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Have you ever found yourself standing at a beautiful viewpoint…

Gates of the Arctic: Photography, Backpacking & Packrafting

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Those of you who know me understand my passion for pairing photography…

Unforgettable Foregrounds

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“Do you have an interesting foreground object that will anchor…

Botswana: A Picture-Perfect Photography Adventure

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What exactly does a Botswana Safari with Backcountry Journeys…