Special BCJ Trip: Alaska Uncharted: Wild Coastal Brown Bears

What happens when the surreal experience of photographing giant Alaskan Brown bears is combined with having exclusive access to prime coastal habitat in remote Alaska? Well, you get Backcountry Journeys’ most thrilling and adventurous wildlife photography tour yet!

Today, Backcountry Journeys announces Alaska Uncharted: Wild Coastal Brown Bears, a Special Departure led by Russ Nordstrand & Russell Graves, that is all of those things described above, and more. We couldn’t be more excited about this one, scheduled for July 15th – 19th, 2021.


For this wilderness camping adventure, BCJ will take you to a remote corner of the Alaskan Peninsula for an exclusive opportunity to experience and photograph bears while camping amongst them in their natural environment. This unique opportunity to photograph coastal brown bears where few if any photographers have ever visited is possible due to local connections we’ve established from years of guiding in Alaska.

We’ll travel together to a remote corner of Alaska by chartered bush plane (there are no roads), where we’ll spend three nights in a private wilderness camp along the coast. This land is a rich coastal habitat far from any roads, towns, and other people. Submersing ourselves in the heart of ‘bear country’ will allow us excellent access to the action, maximizing our photography.

Each day, we’ll venture out from base camp in search of bear photography opportunities, of which there is no shortage. Everything you’re looking for in an Alaskan adventure will be for the taking here, including photogenic encounters with Alaskan Brown bears amongst a raw Alaskan landscape backdrop that most people won’t get to see. Yes, this one is truly exclusive!


Feeling that ‘inner-wild’ doing a jig inside your belly? Want to know more?

Be sure to join us Thursday, Feb 18th, 2021 at 11 am (MST) for a BCJ Live Webinar presentation in which Russ Nordstrand, Russell Graves, Matt Meisenheimer & Kenton Krueger will discuss this brand-new and exciting adventure, touching on all of the important details you’ll want to know! They’ll also answer any questions you might have about this trip.

Remember: if you are unable to join us live, register for the webinar anyway, and you’ll receive a recording of the webinar to watch at your convenience.

Alaska Uncharted: Wild Coastal Brown Bears
Wilderness Camping/Hiker Photography Tour
July 15th – 19th, 2021
5 Days from $3295
with Russ Nordstrand & Russell Graves

Kenton Krueger








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, Glacier, Katmai, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands National Parks, 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, 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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