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 64,315 photos, 4,169 members
- Snapshot of the Past 199 photos, 65 members
- SFContario 2010 199 photos, 4 members
- Royal Tyrrell Museum 133 photos, 31 members
- NASAJPL Meteor Shower Group 274 photos, 402 members
- Thursday Ottawa Photo Walks 216 photos, 27 members
- Ad-Astra 588 photos, 18 members
- Canadian Pacific Locomotives 3,070 photos, 121 members
- Steam Trains 98,040 photos, 2,923 members
- Canadian Pacific Railway 7,863 photos, 304 members
- Astronomy Photographer of the Year 16,963 photos, 4,330 members
- Solar Astrophotography 3,661 photos, 427 members
- Moon lovers 18,183 photos, 3,164 members
- Just the Moon, Please 5,532 photos, 626 members
- Star Trails 20,000 photos, 8,081 members
- Tonight's Moon 4,520 photos, 690 members
- MOON Shots 98,187 photos, 22,801 members
- Moon/Luna 51,123 photos, 15,071 members
- The Moon [*current* photos only] 30,203 photos, 9,293 members
- Canadian Museum of Nature 2,326 photos, 173 members
- Astronomy 63,488 photos, 9,373 members
- Deep Space Astrophotography 16,616 photos, 1,756 members
- Astrophotography 82,088 photos, 12,317 members
- Nikon Digital Learning Center 1,192,935 photos, 76,452 members
- Nikon D40/x Users 179,156 photos, 9,014 members
- GeoTagging Flickr 111,336 photos, 6,806 members
- Nikon Digital 1,759,851 photos, 71,588 members
- Nikon D40/ D40x 33,863 photos, 1,435 members
- Garter Snakes 1,099 photos, 193 members
- model railways 5,637 photos, 271 members
- All aboard! Trains - Real and Surreal 118,169 photos, 3,747 members
- Model Trains 20,573 photos, 1,238 members
- Trains at night 8,216 photos, 582 members
- I Love Trains 350,931 photos, 14,700 members
- trains 241,053 photos, 9,714 members
- Manitoba Sights 12,779 photos, 519 members
- Northern Ontario Scenery 7,619 photos, 283 members
- All Ontario Provincial Parks 7,670 photos, 631 members
- Old Maps 2,578 photos, 651 members
- Canada Day 1st July 1,654 photos, 224 members
- Sciensational Sssnakes!! 439 photos, 4 members
- Canadian Rockies 29,082 photos, 2,023 members
- Wild Herps 18,900 photos, 579 members
- Railroads 187,070 photos, 6,133 members
- Railway 430,784 photos, 5,393 members
- Reptiles & Amphibians 113,429 photos, 12,417 members
- Cats in Sinks 1,085 photos, 593 members
- New Brunswick Photos 18,239 photos, 776 members
- Nova Scotia 42,655 photos, 1,556 members
- The Pontiac (Quebec) 1,205 photos, 23 members
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- Jonathan Crowe
- September 2004
- Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Shawville, Quebec, Canada
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Blogger, editor, writer