I’m best known as the author of The Map Room, a blog about maps, and DFL, a blog about last-place finishes at the Olympics. When I’m not blogging, writing or correcting other people's grammar, I raise snakes, play the piano, and look through my telescope.
Here on Flickr, you will frequently see me trying my hand at astrophotography (for example, photographing the Moon), identifying snakes in other people’s photos (for example, I follow the "gartersnake" tag, and often let people know when what they have isn't a garter snake), and mercilessly photographing innocent science fiction writers at conventions. But mostly taking pictures of the cats. My cat-infested Instagram account exports here as well.
Copyright and permissions
My photos are covered by a Creative Commons licence. You don't need to ask my permission to use them so long as (1) it's for non-commercial purposes and (2) you credit me as the photographer.
Contact me if your non-commercial purposes require a higher-resolution photo or, if you want to use it for commercial purposes, to discuss terms and payment. If you're not sure whether your use is commercial or non-commercial, contact me. I'm usually pretty reasonable.
For more information, see the FAQ on my personal website.
My camera gear
At the moment I shoot with a Nikon D7100 digital SLR and an iPhone 5.
From time to time I also use one of two compact cameras: a Canon PowerShot S100, which was The One I Had with Me before I got the iPhone, and a weatherproof Nikon Coolpix AW100, for when the weather outside is frightful.
Previous cameras include a Nikon D90 (2008-2013), a Canon PowerShot SD780 (2009-2011), a Nikon D40 (2006-2008) and a Nikon Coolpix 995 (2002-2006).
- The Nikon D7100 Group 40,436 photos, 3,051 members
- Snapshot of the Past 143 photos, 64 members
- SFContario 2010 199 photos, 4 members
- Royal Tyrrell Museum 133 photos, 31 members
- NASAJPL Meteor Shower Group 275 photos, 400 members
- Thursday Ottawa Photo Walks 216 photos, 28 members
- Ad-Astra 588 photos, 18 members
- Canadian Pacific Locomotives 2,738 photos, 112 members
- Steam Trains 89,331 photos, 2,841 members
- Canadian Pacific Railway 7,159 photos, 295 members
- Astronomy Photographer of the Year 14,519 photos, 3,815 members
- Solar Astrophotography 3,263 photos, 407 members
- Moon lovers 16,618 photos, 2,930 members
- Just the Moon, Please 4,899 photos, 601 members
- Star Trails 19,102 photos, 7,765 members
- Tonight's Moon 4,376 photos, 686 members
- MOON Shots 94,038 photos, 22,388 members
- Moon/Luna 49,593 photos, 14,950 members
- The Moon [*current* photos only] 29,316 photos, 9,263 members
- Canadian Museum of Nature 2,280 photos, 169 members
- Astronomy 59,017 photos, 8,964 members
- Deep Space Astrophotography 15,564 photos, 1,680 members
- Astrophotography 77,204 photos, 11,799 members
- Nikon Digital Learning Center 1,102,363 photos, 74,566 members
- Nikon D40/x Users 177,649 photos, 9,020 members
- GeoTagging Flickr 107,151 photos, 6,751 members
- Nikon Digital 1,622,825 photos, 69,066 members
- Nikon D40/ D40x 34,189 photos, 1,435 members
- Garter Snakes 1,089 photos, 193 members
- model railways 5,198 photos, 263 members
- All aboard! Trains - Real and Surreal 108,350 photos, 3,688 members
- Model Trains 18,500 photos, 1,201 members
- Trains at night 7,512 photos, 564 members
- I Love Trains 324,578 photos, 14,526 members
- trains 224,646 photos, 9,453 members
- Manitoba Sights 12,565 photos, 509 members
- Northern Ontario Scenery 7,498 photos, 279 members
- All Ontario Provincial Parks 7,489 photos, 617 members
- Old Maps 2,525 photos, 629 members
- Canada Day 1st July 1,666 photos, 225 members
- Sciensational Sssnakes!! 439 photos, 4 members
- Canadian Rockies 27,966 photos, 1,984 members
- Wild Herps 17,848 photos, 571 members
- Railroads 173,381 photos, 5,998 members
- Railway 396,944 photos, 5,183 members
- Reptiles & Amphibians 109,828 photos, 12,226 members
- Cats in Sinks 1,085 photos, 588 members
- New Brunswick Photos 17,823 photos, 769 members
- Nova Scotia 42,188 photos, 1,524 members
- The Pontiac (Quebec) 1,195 photos, 23 members
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- Jonathan Crowe
- September 2004
- Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Shawville, Quebec, Canada
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Blogger, editor, writer