"Surprise!" As part of Microsoft's annual employee giving campaign, some of the company's best photographers created a book of their work, with proceeds going to charity.
"Rachel's Wish." The Microsoft workers compiled their photographs into a book that is available from Blurb.com.
Useful Island, Antarctica
This image of Useful Island, Antarctica, is one of many stunning scenic shots in the book.
Each copy is sold for $25 more than the cost of printing, with the profits going to the United Way.
"Good Morning." Overall, last year's Microsoft giving campaign raised more than $87.7 million. This year's campaign runs October 5-30.
Roberto Bojorquez Alfaro
"Wooden City," Seattle, Wash. More than 900 photos were submitted for the book, with 157 ultimately being chosen.
Scars of old age
"Scars of old age"
Nuevo San Miguel
The book includes contributions from Microsoft photographers that live, among other places, in London; Vancouver, B.C.; Washington, D.C.; Bangalore, India; Paris; Amsterdam; Boston; Munich; Hong Kong; Bucharest; and, of course, the greater Seattle area.
Daniel Moore, who took this shot of Burg Rheinstein, Germany, was among those on the steering committee for the book.