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 photograph scores of Polar Bears at eye-level from a small boat. Travel with an experienced professional photographer and Inupiaq boat captain who have been living with and photographing Polar Bears for decades. Due to the popularity of this trip and the fact that we can only take a small group of photographers we’ve opened up a third departure this year. If you are interested in joining us don’t wait because these seats will likely fill up quickly!

Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic
September 30th to Oct 5th, 2019 sold out
October 3rd to 8th, 2019 sold out
October 10th to 15th, 2019 new dates!


Russ Nordstrand







Russ Nordstrand is an award winning Landscape & Wildlife Photographer based in Flagstaff, Arizona. His Fine Art Prints are hanging in private collections throughout the world and he runs Photography Tours & Workshops in the most beautiful and inspirtational locations in the Western United States and beyond.

Russ has been hiking, backpacking, photographing and guiding people in the wilderness areas, deserts, canyons and mountains of the world since 1997. He has logged thousands of miles on the trail and for many years in the past decade over half of his nights were spent in a tent in some far flung outdoor destination.

His Photography reflects an awe and admiration of the great, wide and still wild world we live in. Often his subjects include towering canyon walls, mist shrouded mountain lakes or wildlife in their natural habitat. It also reflects a commitment to preserving these places for the health of our world and for those who come after.

It would be a lie to say he does it completely from an altruistic standpoint. Like any great outdoor photographer he loves the thrill of wild, remote places and the accomplishment of nailing that shot after waking up three hours before dawn and hiking in the dark!