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Our Top Ten Most Popular Photo Tours for 2021 & 2022
by Kenton Krueger
Eager to get out and explore & photograph magnificent locations? Take a more in-depth look at Backcountry Journeys’ most popular photo tours to see which one might be perfect for you in 2021 and/or 2022!

#1 Brown Bears of Katmai

(Trip dates in summer and autumn)
Sold Out in 2021 – Get in now for 2022!! 

Katmai is one of the largest National Parks in the United States at over 4 million acres and is arguably the single best place on Earth to photograph Grizzlies in their natural environment.
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#2 The Wildlife of Costa Rica

(Trip dates in winter & spring) 
Costa Rica has long been a destination as one of the most exotic and unique locales on the planet. In regards to Wildlife Costa Rica is known for its abundant diversity and home to a rich variety of plants and animals.
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#3 Glacier National Park 

(Trip dates in summer and autumn) 
Glacier National Park is a visual cornucopia and one of the most surreal and colorful places on the planet. Its stunning peaks, roaring waterfalls, brilliant night skies, and summer storms allow for virtually endless photographic possibilities.
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#4 Yellowstone & Grand Teton 

(Trip dates in spring & autumn)
Yellowstone is the World’s first national park and the Tetons may be the most beautiful! Aside from countless wildlife opportunities, they are both full of beautiful mountain landscapes and Yellowstone contains over 10,000 thermal features including over half of the world’s known geysers.
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#5 Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic

(Trip dates in autumn) 
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.
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#6 Ultimate Northern Lights 

(Trip Dates in spring & autumn) 
On our Ultimate Northern Lights Photography Tour & Workshop, we take you NORTH to one of the absolute BEST locations in the world –  to view and photograph the Aurora Borealis.
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#7 Yosemite National Park 

(Trip dates in spring, autumn & winter) 
Buried deep in the western Sierra Nevada Mountains of California lies a place that resembles most people’s idea of heaven. Here towering granite mountains stand like great castle walls, home to plentiful waterfalls that cascade into deep valleys and meadows below.
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#8 Ultimate Botswana Wildlife Safari 

(Trip dates in Nov. & June) 
Africa is a vast continent complete with the kind of natural wonders that you’ll find no place else on earth. It is here that lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, and vast herds of elephants still roam free amongst the expansive plains.
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#9 Canyons of Utah: Arches & Canyonlands

(Trip dates in spring & autumn)
Odds are good, that when you think of the southwestern United States, images conjured up are from the Moab area of southeastern Utah. Famous for arches, towers, and canyons, there is no shortage of incredible scenery to behold here.
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#10 Smoky Mountains National Park 

(Trip dates in spring & autumn)
Step into the Smoky Mountains for a truly wondrous display of life. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles the borders of North Carolina and Tennessee in the southeastern United States, is renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the history of its Appalachian mountain culture.
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Kenton Krueger has spent the past several years guiding backpackers, hikers, and photographers into the wild places of the American West such as Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Olympic, Glacier, Katmai, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands National Parks, Coastal Oregon, as well as internationally in Costa Rica & Brazil. In addition to backpacking and camping, his adventures include rock climbing, exploring the slot canyons of southern Utah, mountain biking, and bagging 14ers in Colorado’s San Juan Mountain Mountain Range. Kenton is a trail runner, and former pilot, and spent roughly five years writing and photographing for the award-winning Omaha World-Herald newspaper, out of his hometown, Omaha, Nebraska. Kenton looks forward to utilizing his years of trip leading and guiding experience, combined with his passion and experience behind the lens, to provide memorable and unforgettable experiences at the wild places we will visit together.
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  • A Great Experience!

    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris connecting passionate people to exceptional experiences. Locations include Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris connecting passionate people to exceptional experiences. Locations include Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris LLC - Copyright 2023
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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