Chasing the Aurora Borealis
Shimmering curtains of color billow across the northern night sky in a phenomenon that has mesmerized humanity for millennia. Electrically charged particles stream from the sun and collide with gases in Earth's upper atmosphere. The energy released creates dancing swirls of glowing green, yellow, red, and blue - impossible to predict, breathtaking to behold.
Gallery: Phenomenal Journey - Made Easier
The 10-day expedition of National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez across the Arctic Circle in search of the Aurora Borealis was powered by Microsoft all the way. See how Windows 10, Office 2016, OneDrive, OneNote, the Surface Book laptop and Microsoft Band helped him plan, share, keep notes, save images, track activity, and access every detail on every device every step of the way.
Gallery: Amazing Aurora
See nature's own fireworks, the Aurora Borealis, light up the north sky with cascading ribbons of color rippling overhead.
Gallery: Far North Action
Stephen captures the fun and adventure of wilderness snowshoeing, climbing frozen waterfalls, and wild dogsled rides while snow swirls, temperatures fall, and sun disappears.
Gallery: Magical Landscapes
Enter a world of mystical frozen forests, crystalline fjords, starlit valleys, and snow-draped mountains slicing blue Arctic skies.
Gallery: Living Images
Combining the emotion of video and crisp resolution of stills, the 'living images' feature captures a photograph plus a bit of action leading up to it. Images seem alive when browsed in Camera Roll or Storyteller.
Zoom to Discover
Zoom in and interact with these images to discover hidden details in an icy landscape of Arctic mystery.