About Photo Journeys

Follow us as we explore many of the world’s most awe-inspiring and photogenic places, both close to home and to every continent around the globe – not just famous and iconic “must see” destinations, but also little-known treasures off-the-beaten-track that you may not find elsewhere. Photo Journeys is about discovery through photography. Our specialty is […]

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Alberta’s Red Rock Coulee Natural Area

Red Rock Coulee Natural Area, Alberta

  Standing on the valley rim, we peer into a rugged coulee of badland formations. Between the eroded slopes, native prairie covers the undulating treeless landscape where wildflower blossoms vie for space among the needle-and-thread grass, sagebrush and junipers. What really grabs our attention is the sea of scattered curling rock-shaped boulders, most a dazzling […]

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Battle Creek Road Trip – History and Spectacular Scenery

Battle Creek Road, Cypress Hills, Alberta

Flowing through both the Alberta and Saskatchewan sections of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, plus Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Battle Creek is one of the shorter waterways on the Canadian Prairies. Yet, few can match it for the mix of history and scenery around every corner of its meandering course.     Located at the […]

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Banff Gondola offers Breathtaking Photography

Banff Townsite from top of Banff Gondola.

Canada’s Banff National Park abounds with photogenic hot spots, but for a bird’s eye perspective of the spectacular terrain, it’s hard to beat a trip up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. Just outside Banff townsite, the eight-minute trip takes you to an elevation of 2281 metres, where you look down on the townsite some […]

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How to visit Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Reserves

Monarch Butterflies at El Rosario, Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico.

In the last post we talked about visiting Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, home to one of nature’s great wildlife spectacles. This time we’ll get into the logistics of how to go about it. Guided excursions operate from Mexico City, Morelia, and other places around Mexico, but it is also fairly easy and economical to […]

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The Marvelous Monarchs of Mexico

Monarch butterflies

  We just got back from witnessing one of nature’s most breathtaking spectacles. High in the Sierra Madre Mountains west of Mexico City is the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where migrating Monarchs from east of the Rockies throughout North America overwinter in a mountaintop forest of oyamel fir trees. Arriving […]

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