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I am the species pages coordinator for the Encyclopedia of Life and the managing editor for the Tree of Life Web Project. I use Flickr both for pleasure and for finding images for our projects.

Thanks to all of you who release their images of organisms under creative commons licenses. You have made my job a lot easier and a lot more fun during the last few years.

If I have made you a contact, it's either because I know you personally or I'm enthralled by your photostream or both. If I favorite one of your photos, that means I really really really like it, and I'll probably come back to look at it every once in a while. I usually leave comments only if I have something to say, however trivial it may be. I don't participate in groups that require commenting.

All of my animal photos are of wild individuals in their natural habitat unless otherwise indicated. Check out my observations on
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Cameras I have owned:

Olympus OM-2N - Very first camera, bought when I was a student with a bunch of macro accessories, got stolen when I lived in Providence, Rhode Island. Dangerous place!
Olympus OM-4T - Replacement provided by the insurance company for the OM 2N, great deal!
Olympus OM-1 - Travel camera. Sold all my film camera gear for a nickel and a dime when I moved from AZ to DC.
Canon PowerShot S2 IS - Very first digital camera, dearly beloved, wonderful performance in the macro range. Was still going strong when I gave it away after upgrading to the SX10 IS.
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS - Longer zoom, more megapixels, wider ISO range than the S2 IS, but alas not as much fun to shoot with. Also has the dreaded lens error every so often.
Canon PowerShot SX210 IS - Since the SX10 IS is kind of heavy & bulky, I wanted a small camera to always have with me. This is a beautiful camera, but the macro performance was disappointing, so I gave it to my sister
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 - Replacement for the SX210, definitely better macro range. Doesn't look and feel as nice as the SX210.
Canon EOS 400D - My first DSLR, a hand-me-down from a family member, shutter went bust after a few months.
Canon Digital Rebel XTi - Bought a used one these to replace the 400D. Still not sure about the DSLR thing though. It's a lot of weight to carry around, and I really miss the flexibility of the superzoom point & shoots.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - My newest toy, with a 36x zoom. Also got a Raynox 250 and a flash for macro shots. Endless hours of fun!

Photos of treegrow (8)

  • Global EOL Content meeting dinner by martin_kalfatovic
  • 2012.01.17-IMG_0253 by martin_kalfatovic
  • 2012.01.17-IMG_0334 by martin_kalfatovic
  • Global EOL Content Summit January 2012 by treegrow
  • Gwen & Katja at the EOL booth by treegrow
  • EOL Lunch by treegrow
  • EOL Species Pages Group Interns by treegrow
  • EOL Species Pages Group by treegrow

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Katja Schulz
August 2005
Washington, D. C., USA
I am:
Biologist (Entomologist)
Encyclopedia of Life