August 19, 2015 2:01 pm

Into the wild with Microsoft

Earlier this month a small group of lifestyle and tech media joined us on an Alaskan adventure to experience, discover, and capture the wonders of the 49th state with Microsoft devices.

After taking in some photography tips by Stephen Alvarez, a National Geographic photographer, and Juha Alakarhu, imaging expert at Microsoft, we took a ride on the scenic Alaska Railroad; cruised into the amazing Blackstone Bay to see glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife; dined on top of the Mount Alyeska and hiked down just as the sun was setting at 11pm.


Then there was a gentle 5-mile morning hike at 5:30am complete with a hand tram ride over a river gorge, and a visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center before we were helicoptered into Punch Bowl Glacier, a snow field in the middle of the Chugach Mountains, for some dog sledding and puppy love – one of the highlights of the trip!

And all of this was captured and shared with Lumia 640 XL, Microsoft Band and Surface 3 (4G LTE) running Windows 10.

Vote for the best picture for a chance to win

We invite you to relive the best Alaska moments with us and vote for your favorite picture for a chance to win some Microsoft devices.

Check out the gallery below and use the poll to cast your vote for your favorite picture. Let us know in the comments why you like it and you may well be the lucky winner of a Lumia 640 XL, Surface 3 (4G LTE) or Microsoft Band.

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Saw a pair of old school phones and phonebooks with #MicrosoftInAlaska #SlashGear

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Views from the Alaskan railroad. #microsoftinalaska #lumia640xl

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Mid-air mountain jumps in questionable footwear #microsoftinalaska #latergram #nbd

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The view from our dinner table tonight does not suck. #microsoftinalaska

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Check out this #handsome fellow – a gorgeous red fox rescued by Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. So #wesanderson it's untrue #fantasticmrfox #red #redfox #nofilter #animals #conservation #Alaska #travel #travelwriting #MicrosoftinAlaska #instagood #photooftheday #grammasters3 #travel

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Some of the trees in Alaska are so goth. #microsoftinalaska #microsoftlumia

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Madame ours 🐻 #alaska #microsoftinalaska #wildlife #bear #travelblogger #canadianblogger #grammasters3

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Alaskan huskies are pretty photogenic 📷 @sayonarashin

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No offense to Kimye & Hillary, but I think this sledding dog, Morgan, and I, should win selfie of the year. #microsoftinalaska #alaskanhusky

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We will count the votes and select the winners in about a week’s time, so be sure to check back then!