• Day One, the Amazon blog, staff pick the most memorable photos of 2017


Day One staff picks: our favorite photos of 2017

Take a look at some of our team's favorite images, from stories we covered this year
on December 14, 2017

The Day One blog team gathered our favorite photos from the stories we covered this year. You'll find everything from dogs in costume to wind farms to the Seattle Spheres to non-profit groups we've supported.

Here's to another fantastic year, and enjoy!

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John Schoettler, VP of Corporate Real Estate at Amazon, posed with the star of the day May 4th, as an Australian tree fern became the first plant inside The Spheres.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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An Amazon associate fulfills customer orders at a Prime Now hub in Seattle.
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Anyone - employee or not - strolling through Seattle's South Lake Union or Denny Regrade neighborhoods can swing by our two community banana stands to pick up a free, healthy snack. Amazon "banistas" hand out as many as 5,000 fruits a day.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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The tenth anniversary of Kindle on November 19th gave us a fun excuse to look back at how the device and service have evolved over the last decade.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
An Amazon associate, dramatically back lit by his work light, stacks shipping boxes labeled with the Amazon smile to the ceiling of a semi trailer.

At Amazon's BFI4 Fulfillment Center in Kent, Washington, an associate solves the puzzle of making the most efficient use of a truck's cargo space.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
A Prime Air plane taking off.

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This ice cave bear skeleton on display at the Van Vorst office building was purchased on Amazon Auctions, a "failed" experiment that ultimately led to Amazon Marketplace. Today, half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from small businesses that offer their products through Marketplace.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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An associate packs a customer order at BFI3, an Amazon fulfillment center in DuPont, Washington. Amazon employs more than 200,000 in the U.S., and over 540,000 worldwide.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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Seattleite Joyce Irish, 97, had been dreaming of seeing inside The Spheres. Her grandson reached out to Amazon, and she got her wish on May 25th.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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On June 20th, The Spheres welcomed their largest inhabitant. The 55-foot-tall Ficus rubiginosa known as "Rubi" arrived from above after a ride on a crane.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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On September 6th, the BFI4 Fulfillment Center welcomed young cancer fighters and their families to a kickoff event for Amazon Goes Gold, a monthlong push to raise awareness about childhood cancers. We also donated $1 million to the American Childhood Cancer Organization.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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Associates help make fast deliveries happen at BWI5, a sortation center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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These colorful pipes are part of "district energy" - the efficient, underground heat recycler that warms some Amazon office buildings.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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An associate at NGO2, a fulfillment center in Tajimi, Japan. In 2017 alone, we have created 100,000 new jobs worldwide.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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Amazon's neighbors celebrated during the 2nd Annual "Fun in the Sun" BBQ at Mary's Place, a shelter for homeless families. Starting in 2020, Mary's Place will have a permanent shelter within one of our corporate office buildings.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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A few of the more than 8,000 children who joined in the fun for Bring Your Kids to Work Day at our Seattle headquarters on June 30th.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
Interior view of The Spheres

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Amazonians gathered next to the Day One office building to view the August 21st eclipse.
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More than 4,000 dogs are registered to "work" with their owners at Amazon. Many of them got fully into the Halloween spirit again this year.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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On September 6th, the BFI4 Fulfillment Center welcomed young cancer fighters and their families to a kickoff event for Amazon Goes Gold, a monthlong push to raise awareness about childhood cancers. We also donated $1 million to the American Childhood Cancer Organization.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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Niamani Knight is a 16-year-old junior at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. She founded an organization to teach students about tech and is an enthusiastic advocate for Hour of Code. Amazon invited her to come to our Seattle headquarters to address more than 400 students.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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Thousands of employees showed their parents around campus September 15th during our second annual "Bring Your Parents to Work Day."
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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DiscoverU students take part in activities at the Expressions Lab in the Doppler office building.
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Our newest, largest wind farm - Amazon Wind Farm Texas - is up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year. To date, we've launched 18 wind and solar projects across the U.S., with more than 35 additional projects to come.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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All memory of Leonardo Dicaprio's "I'm the king of the world!" scene was obliterated when Frankie became Amazon's Dog of the Week.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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A barista prepares an espresso drink at Elm Coffee Roasters in the Day One office building. There are a dozen coffee roasters from the Pacific Northwest in Amazon's Seattle offices - a handful of which are even open to the public
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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Students from Hillview Middle School in Palmdale, California, try out their engineering skills during a lesson about Hour of Code.
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A student reaches high while participating in the "A to Z Experience," Amazon's free summer STEM camps.
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Sarah Bak shapes one of the bowls that she sells through Amazon Handmade, which offers customers hundreds of thousands of handcrafted items from thousands of artisans across more than 30 countries.
Photo By JORDAN STEAD / Amazon
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The Spheres at daybreak.
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