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Trip Report: Wildlife of Costa Rica – January 2022

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As a guide, answering questions is part of my job. Sometimes…

Be Never Satisfied Ever Again: Kenai Fjords

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The famous naturalist John Muir once wrote: “you should never…

Trip Report: Winter Desertscapes of Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks – December 2021

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Last fall, when I received the news that my November Botswana…

Trip Report: Night Skies of Joshua Tree – October 2021

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This October, I took my second group through the desert landscapes…

Iceland | Video

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Check out this video captured by guide Ben Blankenship during…

Trip Report: Yosemite Fall Colors – October 2021

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The storm descended upon us with drenching rain and sleet. Safe…

Birds in Paradise: Costa Rica Should Be Your Next Photo Adventure

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For those of you I’ve had the pleasure of guiding in the field…
Ben

Trip Report: The Best of Iceland – Autumn – September 2021

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Iceland is a place of incredible history, incomparable beauty,…

Iceland: Land of Fire

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Backcountry Journey's guide Ben Blankenship recently led a workshop…

Trip Report: Glacier National Park I (standard) – July 2021

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Glacier National Park boasts some of the most stunning mountain…

A Tale of Smoke & Fire: Climate Change, Wildfires, and Landscape Photography

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It was late into the night when my plane touched down…

Trip Report: Brown Bears of Katmai in Summer – July 2021

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Katmai National Park is home to a wildlife spectacle unlike anywhere…

Trip Report: Brown Bears of Alaska: Lake Clark – June 2021

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Lake Clark National Park is located in southwest Alaska, and…

Trip Report: Marine Wildlife of Alaska: Kenai Fjords – June 2021

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Hugging the rugged coastline of south central Alaska is Kenai…

Shot Breakdown: Yosemite National Park

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Guide Ben Blankenship shares a shot breakdown on how he captured…